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From the Superintendent

Greetings Maple Valley!

On January 2nd, 2019 I joined the team. It has been a busy and exciting time establishing my office, getting to know students, faculty, staff and the community. Everyone I have met has given me a warm welcome which only reinforces the great impressions I have of Maple Valley. Thank you for that welcome.

I am enjoying the “Meet the Superintendent Nights” and encourage folks to come out for the Maplewood visit on January 10th from 6-7 pm in the Gym and the High School Visit on January 25th from 7-7:30 in the Auditorium. The leadership team has done a great job of planning information and athletics around these events.  The Maplewood night will have information about the 3rd Grade Reading Law and an orientation to how Federal Title Funds are utilized in our district. The Jr. High/High School night will have double header basketball as our Varsity Girls (6 pm) and the Varsity Boys (7:30 pm) challenge the teams from Lakewood. The meet and greet session will take place between the two games in the auditorium. If you can’t attend either of the remaining sessions, take a look at this power point which has some background information about me.

Powerpoint link

I am deeply invested in learning more about the schools and community that make Maple Valley a great place to be. I invite you to join me at my public outings for some good conversation!

Country Kettle

Coffee & Conversation Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Appetizers & Alliances Wednesday February 6, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

I am honored and humbled to have been provided this opportunity to serve our community. I pledge to do my very best to insure safety, exceptional learning, fiscal management, community relations and great futures for our children and community. I invite you to partner with me in that effort!

If you have points of pride or areas of concern you need to share with me, please contact me at

In partnership,

Dr. Katherine Bertolini

Dr. Bertolini brings 29 years of educational experience to the office of Superintendent. Dr. Bertolini earned a Doctorate in Adult and Occupational Education with a focus on institutional analysis from North Dakota State University, A Master’s Degree in School and Community Counseling from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre/English Education from Michigan State University (go Green!).  Dr. Bertolini has dedicated twenty-five years to educational leadership roles in Gifted and Talented Programs, Alternative High Schools and higher education. Dr. Bertolini believes all children can learn and deserve to be inspired and challenged to fulfill their greatest potential.