Ms. Mary Ellen Burns began her career at Bergen County Special Services School District as a substitute nurse in 1993. In 2003 she became a full-time Health Care Professional for the district at the Rockleigh Rehab program. Ms. Burns brought to the district a wealth of extensive experience in the field of nursing, having previously served as a Registered Nurse in several area hospitals, treating and caring for patients in the ICU, ER, recovery and post-surgery units to name a few.
In 2007 Ms. Burns transferred to the Autism Continuum working in the Washington Elementary program. She is seen as a friend to all who know her and has been a joyful, enthusiastic member of the school community. Ms. Burns has applied her knowledge and skills as a medical professional with compassion, confidentiality and kindness. Ms. Burns will be dearly missed by the Washington Elementary family, countless patients, students and their families.
The Bergen County Special Services School District and Board of Education would like to thank Ms. Burns for her years of dedication and wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement.