2019-20 Admin Team

The 2019-2020 WHS Administrative Team
Posted on 2019/10/03
Leif Barsness, Nestor Felix, Ashley Burns, and Todd NelsonWashington High School has welcomed Leif Barsness to the campus as the Assistant Principal of Student Services (APSS). He comes to WHS after 3 years as Assistant Principal of Discipline and Attendance at Cortez and 11 years of teaching English in the Glendale Union High School District. Mr. Barsness is replacing Ashley Burns who has been promoted to Principal. Ms. Burns was the APSS at Washington for the last 3 years. She was the Dean at Cortez for 2 years and a math teacher for 7 years. We also are welcoming back Todd Nelson for his second year as Assistant Principal of Operations and Resources, and Nestor Felix is returning for his second year as Assistant Principal of Discipline and Attendance.

The administrative team at Washington High School is devoted to the success of students. We will set high expectations for all and build in supports to see that each student succeeds. Building college and career ready students is our continual focus. We encourage all students to be involved in extra curricular activities, and with over 80 clubs and sports there are plenty of opportunities for all. The 2019-2020 school year is sure to be a good one due to our outstanding teachers and staff! Welcome back, Rams!