We are very pleased to introduce Katie Virga as our new principal. Ms. Virga has been putting in long hours at BHIS this summer to get our school ready for a successful and positive school year.
Before being chosen as the new principal at BHIS, Ms. Virga served three years as Principal at RISE Community School in East Oakland, CA.
Ms. Virga earned a bachelor’s in psychology and education at Wheaton College, a master’s in education in curriculum and teaching at Fitchburg College and an administrator certificate through the New Leaders Principal Residency and Training Program.
A native of Boston, MA, Ms. Virga moved to Seattle to start her career in education. She has taught math, social studies and language arts at Salmon Bay K-8 School, as well as reading, AVID and art at Meany Middle School. Ms. Virga has also worked internationally; she was a math teacher and department head at the Columbus School in Medellin, Colombia.
In her spare time, Ms. Virga likes to read and do yoga. Her favorite playground game is four square.
Please join us in giving Ms. Virga a warm welcome to BHIS. We are thrilled to have her join our amazing team of teachers, staff, students, and parents.