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    Welcome to our New Principal
    Posted on 12/06/2019
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    Loyal Heights has a new principal, Mr. Berkenwald.

    At John Hay, Mr. Berkenwald has focused on developing a robust Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to provide students with individualized needs. Mr. Berkenwald also formulated and implemented a preventative discipline system that incorporated positive behavior interventions and supports, social emotional learning, and restorative practices. His leadership capability, job knowledge, and friendly disposition should instill confidence in the Loyal Heights community that each student will be cared for in elementary school and beyond.

    Mr. Berkenwald has also served on the Seattle Public Schools Assistant Principal Professional Development Planning Team and participated in the Aspiring Principal Academy program for future building leaders. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mr. Berkenwald taught social studies at Garfield High School for eight years and served on multiple district curriculum development teams. Before joining SPS, Mr. Berkenwald taught English in both Japan and Israel.

    Principal Berkenwald earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Washington; his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University; and his Principal Certification and Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program