Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Dianne Berendzen, Ed. D.

After serving as a teacher and instructional coach in SLPS for 24 years, I have the privilege of serving as the Assistant Principal at Nahed Chapman New American Academy.  I am both humbled and inspired every day working with the students at NCNAA,

I love learning and am committed to continuous growth.  My credentials include a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University and a Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Maryville University.  I also possess certifications in elementary education, reading, and school administration. 

My husband and I enjoy traveling to new places and engaging in outdoor activities.  We also enjoy spending time with our two grown children and their families.

I believe that each of our students has unique potential that must be tapped.  I set the bar high for myself and push others to achieve at higher levels, with support and encouragement.  As a school leader, I strive to ensure that all students are treated equitably so that they can receive the best education they deserve.