meet the principal
Hello Shark Family,
My name is Michael Burstein and I am excited to introduce myself as the principal for Louis A. Bohn Elementary. I quickly realized I had a passion for education when I started working with youth as a softball and football coach while earning my Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. I began my teaching career at an elementary school in Vallejo where I also managed the athletics program. I learned very early how important it is for students to have a positive role model they can trust and the impact dedicated administrators can have on a school and it’s community which is why I decided to start my career in school leadership. I began to earn two Master's Degrees in Recreation Management and Educational Leadership where I studied many important facets of education from the importance of booster programs in schools to how to collaborate with families to increase involvement in the school community. I have spent the last seven years as an Assistant Principal at College Park in Pleasant Hill and Liberty High School in Brentwood. I have experience in many areas of education but most notably in curriculum and instruction, school culture and athletics.
When the driving force behind decision-making is what is best for students, then anything is possible. At Bohn Elementary, we will foster a community of trust along with the desire to make learning fun. If students feel safe to learn at school and engage through quality instruction, then the learning will never stop. The staff at Bohn Elementary will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, Common Core skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase student achievement for all.
My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss anything that might come up throughout the school year.
Let's go sharks, let's be great together!
Michael Burstein, Principal