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!

June 03, 2022

COVID-19 Health & Safety 2022-23

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April 07, 2022

Bertschi and UW Offer a Fellowship for Aspiring Black Educators

Bertschi School offers a full-time teaching associate job and up to $10,000 each year toward tuition for an aspiring Black educator enrolled in a University of Washington teaching certification program.

As student teaching becomes part of the candidate’s program, Bertschi will work with the accrediting college to support student teaching at Bertschi School. The fellow will work with two classrooms and teachers at one grade level (1st-5th grade). Other opportunities include observations of other classrooms and mentoring and support throughout the program.

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November 19, 2021

Read Our Latest Annual Report 2021

Read our latest annual report, covering the year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. Thank you to our community who are such strong supporters of our school!

View the 2020-21 Annual Report

November 18, 2021

Announcing Bertschi's Next Head of School

On November 18, 2021, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Raymond Yu as Bertschi’s next head of school. Read more>>

The appointment followed an extensive nationwide search and the unanimous recommendation of the Head of School Search Committee, which began its search in the spring of 2021. While the search attracted a pool of exceptionally talented educational leaders, Dr. Yu stood out for his broad experience in progressive elementary education, his strong track record in effective and creative work with marginalized populations, and his reputation as an empathetic and inspiring community builder.