B.F. Day Elementary has a new school principal, Katie Pearl. Ms. Pearl will start this summer.
From Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield:
Dear B.F. Day community,
I am excited today to announce the appointment of Katie Pearl as your new principal, effective July 1, 2012.
Ms. Pearl comes to B.F. Day Elementary from Mercer Middle School, where she was assistant principal.Ms. Pearl is committed to the vision of B.F. Day as a family school and to rigor and excellence for every student. She will be a great fit for the B.F. Day community.
Katie Pearl previously served as house administrator at Mercer Middle School, and she was a Special Education teacher at Mercer Middle School and at Briggs Elementary in Bronx, New York. She also was a classroom teacher at Hamlin Robinson School in Seattle.
She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Mercy College, with an emphasis on elementary education and K-12 special education, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College.She has Washington State Administrative Certification and has completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program through the University of Washington.
Ms. Pearl was selected after a hiring process that included input from staff and families. The selection team committee was particularly impressed with her strong experience in instructional leadership. Please join me in welcoming Katie Pearl to B.F. Day Elementary!