"There is so much joy and warmth in the Bertschi village, and I feel deep resonance with the community and its mission. With joy and gratitude, I look forward to getting to know each of our students and families."
Dr. Raymond Yu was appointed head of school beginning in July 2022. As an empathetic and inspiring community builder, Raymond came to Bertschi most recently from The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Raymond holds a doctorate in educational leadership, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor's degree in psychology. He has over 30 years of experience in elementary education, serving as a classroom teacher in both public and private schools, as principal of two public elementary schools, and in several independent elementary school leadership roles. He also has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, mostly recently by building long-term supportive relationships with marginalized communities, including the Mdewakanton Sioux and local immigrant populations in Minnesota.