Two new principals have been picked for the Bainbridge Island School District.
Kristina Rodgers will lead Bainbridge High School.
For four years, Rodgers has been principal at Roosevelt High School in the Seattle School District. Prior to becoming that, she worked for seven years as one of the school’s assistant principals. Her experience also includes serving as athletic director for Ballard High School. Before becoming an administrator, she taught Spanish at Ballard and Evergreen high schools.
The interview team was impressed with her leadership skills, as well as her passion for the high school experience. Relationships are important to her, and she believes in fostering a strong school culture. Rodgers is a collaborative, supportive leader and looks forward to working alongside BHS staff, students and families, a BISD newsletter says.
Meanwhile, Whitney Skarbek will become principal at Capt. Charles Wilkes Elementary School.
She’s already been in the BISD for five years. This year she was associate principal for both Wilkes and Blakey elementary schools where she has been instrumental in the success of reopening the schools. Prior to becoming an administrator, Skarbek taught first grade and worked as a differentiation specialist.
The interview team was impressed with her ability to see the bigger picture, her relationship-building skills and her commitment to the success of all students, the newsletter says.