BERWYN – The Berwyn South School District 100 Board of Education unanimously appointed Mary Havis as the district’s superintendent Dec. 21. Havis had been serving as interim superintendent since February 2016.
“I am proud to serve the children of South Berwyn and to remain connected to the community where I grew up and attended school," Havis said in a district news release. "I look forward to continuing to work closely with staff, parents and the community to provide students with high quality educational experiences that prepare them for success in high school, college and beyond.”
Havis grew up in Berwyn and attended Pershing Elementary School, according to the release. She began her teaching career in her hometown in 1996 as a math teacher at Irving Elementary School. She also served as a math teacher at Heritage Middle School before being appointed as the assistant principal in 2004.
In 2009, Havis was appointed as the principal of Irving. She also has held the positions of director of assessment and assistant business manager during her tenure.
Her year as interim superintendent began by working with staff on a district improvement plan and cutting costs in order to prepare a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016.
“We are proud to appoint Mary to lead District 100. Her experience as a teacher and principal, as well as her bold leadership during her interim superintendent appointment, where she has been instrumental in redefining our curriculum improvements and working to address the significant budget crisis affecting our schools, makes her an excellent choice," Board of Education President Robert Pauly said in the release.