We are delighted to share news of another appointment to the 2021-22 Leadership Team, this time with a long-time member of our faculty stepping into a newly established role. Bill Clausen is a fixture at Washington Latin, having joined the faculty in our second year.  Over the past 14 years, he has become a master teacher and has reached countless students as an advisor and role model. Mr. Clausen is likewise a faculty leader, serving as Chair of the Classics Department, head of the Classical Committee, and an instructional coach for his colleagues. The entire faculty has benefited from both his expertise in classical education and his gifts as a teacher, whether in one of these formal roles or in faculty discussions aimed at helping us understand the classical education model.
Next year is an important transition for our school, and we know we must stay focused maintaining the quality of our classical education model.  As the Assistant Principal for Academics, Mr. Clausen will be essential in this work, ensuring alignment across our curriculum and elevating strong teaching. And, of course, he will continue to teach some classes alongside his leadership role, something all our administrators do to stay grounded in the classroom experience and have connections to our students.
Mr. Clausen will have a second new title next year – Latin parent – when the oldest of his four children starts 5th grade. His deep commitment to the school is evident, and we are certain that there is no one better suited to help us live out our creed: “A classical education for the modern world.”