Superintendent - Dr. Patrick Ketch

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”- Benjamin Franklin


Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students,


I am very excited to begin the upcoming school year and see BES in its full capacity. We are all eager to get back to the grind and return to normal. BES will return to five full day instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. Our goal is to continue to have high educational expectations for all students. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to enhance student learning and achievement as well as providing a positive and safe learning environment for all students. 


I come to BES with eleven years of administrative experience. I was a vice principal for three years in Hamburg before moving to the MacKinnon Middle School in Wharton as their principal. Prior to my administrative journey, I began my educational career as a social studies teacher. I have worked in an array of settings including urban as well suburban districts. Also, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of students from pre-k through high school. I firmly believe one must always have the drive and ambition to better themselves both personally and professionally. I have continued throughout my career to continue my education as I have a doctorate in Irish history from Drew University as well as my doctorate in education from Centenary University. I attended Saint Peter's University for my Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and have my Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Delaware.


As an educational leader, my aim is to create active citizens that consciously interact with the world around them and become a contributing part of society. We want students to be able to think for themselves, engage in discovering global issues, and to develop educated positions on such. I am an advocate of incorporating technology into the classroom to engage our students with rigorous and differentiated lessons that enhance student achievement. My aim is to achieve all district goals at a high level through data analysis and by creating a positive climate and culture.


Please be sure to download our school app, check out our facebook page as well as our school website. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 



Dr. Patrick Ketch, Superintendent