Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Dianne Berendzen, Ed. D.

I have the privilege of serving (since 2019) 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.  I served as a teacher and an instructional coach in SLPS before moving to NCNAA as AP. 

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, including two grandchildren.  Miko, a rescue cat, recently joined our family.

I believe that each of our students has unique potential that must be tapped.  As a school leader, I lead with fairness and empathy, striving to ensure that all students are treated equitably so that they can receive the best education they deserve.


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Class Code:  2WF5PA