January 21, 2021

Announcing a Head of School Transition & Search

Rafael del Castillo has officially let the Bertschi School community know that this will be his final school year as Head of School at Bertschi. We are grateful to Rafael for his many contributions over the past five years and his impact can be seen and felt throughout the school.

The Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Teri Barnett as Interim Head of School for the 2021-22 school year. She will provide a deep knowledge of and commitment to Bertschi’s mission, values, and pedagogy and decades of experience and leadership in independent school education. The Board is grateful to her for providing leadership and continuity during the 2021-22 school year.

>>Click here to read personal messages from Rafael, Bernadette, and Teri with more information.

The Board of Trustees will initiate a formal search process for the next permanent Head of School. You can also look for updates on the transition and search process on the Head of School Transition & Search page of our website, which will be updated periodically.