September 15, 2022

Leadership honors for two Bertschi staff members

This year, Liz Karna (formerly Huehnergarth), Director of Learning Services, is participating in the NWAIS Emerging Leaders cohort. The NWAIS Emerging Leaders cohort is a year-long program designed to develop independent school leaders. Around 20 current and future school leaders from the northwest region (including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and more) were selected last spring to participate in this year's program. Liz, along with her leadership cohort, will deepen skills in educational leadership, build meaningful relationships with seasoned school leaders, and practice making leadership decisions through case studies and discussion. Liz will meet with her cohort monthly and participate in 2 conferences to support her learning this school year.

In addition, Ciera Young, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is participating in the Leadership Tomorrow Flagship Program. Participants explore important regional issues and how they are interconnected, develop and practice strategies and tools to become more effective leaders, and expand your personal and professional networks. Key aspects of the program are analyzing the history and current impacts of racism and understanding that working with others to advance racial equity is central to leadership in our region.

Congratulations, Liz and Ciera!

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