Dear Bertschi Community,
It is with honor and pleasure that I write this letter as Bertschi’s Interim Head of School for the 2021-22 school year.
I bring to this role over 30 years of experience as an educator and leader; all that I have worked for has brought me to this moment.More than ever, I am committed to the mission and values of Bertschi School. I am excited to lead a school that honors childhood and recognizes above all else that children must be seen and known in a caring community that values social-emotional development as equal to academic growth.
This school year, we are focused on creating a joyful learning experience for our students, and returning to some of the routines and rituals we have missed. Community building and the health and safety of our children are not mutually exclusive, particularly if we work together.
I am also looking forward to engaging with renewed vigor and purpose in our shared vision for Bertschi’s bright future, with a focus on the three pillars of our strategic plan:
To this role, I will bring the same qualities that I have demonstrated to date: compassion, energy, integrity, and courage. I remain, as ever, committed to our work as a community as we move toward collective healing and a bright future.
Interim 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. Raymond will join the Bertschi community on July 1, 2022.