Greetings George White students, parents, and staff,
I would like to introduce myself. I am Andrew Klinkenberg and I will be your new principal here at George White. I am truly excited and ready to be part of the George White community. I come from Anaheim City School District where I have been an administrator and teacher for the past 13 years. I have taught grades 1, 3, 5, and 6. I see the school from many different lenses as I have had experience being an actively involved school parent, a teacher, and an administrator.
My philosophy is that ALL CHILDREN LEARN. I look forward to our collective work together to provide the best learning environment for all of our children. This work includes partnerships with parents, community and staff. Together we will support the success of every student and prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. As 21st century learners, we need to continue to integrate technology and real life application of all that we study. I look forward to collaboration, creativity, communication and use of critical thinking skills as we build upon the excellent educational program at George White.
On a personal side, I am married to Julie who is a teacher in Anaheim. I am the proud father of three sons: Nathan (20, junior at UCSD), Noah (18, freshman at SDSU) and Joel (14, 8th grader). I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Please come and introduce yourself to me.
Looking forward to joining the George White Team,