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    Posted on 11/20/2019

    Please join the PTA in an informal Meet & Greet with principal Michael Berkenwald this Friday, November 22 after drop-off.

    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