Welcome Madlen Rizkalla, New Briarwood Elementary Principal

Mrs. Madlen Rizkalla comes to Florham Park with 16 years of elementary school experience. For the first 12 years of her career, she taught at various elementary grade levels including kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grade. During the latter part of her teaching career, she was a reading interventionist. In 2018, she was appointed vice principal of Claremont Elementary School, which serves approximately 700 PreK through 5th grade students in Franklin Township, Somerset County. Mrs. Rizkalla earned her BA in History from Rutgers University and her MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton. 


She is a mom to three children. Elijah, her eldest, will be entering his freshman year of high school. Jacob, her middle son, will be starting sixth grade and her youngest daughter, Julia, will be entering third grade. Mrs. Rizkalla lives with her husband, John, and her family in Bridgewater.


Mrs. Rizkalla considers herself a lifelong learner and is incredibly excited to join the Florham Park Public Schools family as the new principal of Briarwood Elementary. 


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