Meet the Principal
Bethannee Witczak (Mrs. W.) grew up in the Bay Area and decided to stay in the area after graduating from high school. She studied Dramatic Arts and Psychology at Mills College in Oakland, and graduated with a bachelor degree. A few years later, she returned to Mills College to acquire her multiple subject teaching credential and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She spent the next 20 years teaching in San Lorenzo Unified, serving as a classroom teacher, an intervention specialist, an English Language Development coordinator and, most recently, a district literacy coach. She then left San Lorenzo to take on an assistant principal position in Hayward Unified. She is thrilled to be returning to San Lorenzo Unified this year to serve as the principal of Bay Elementary.
Mrs. W. lives in Dublin with her husband, her two children and her dog. She is an avid traveler, and just last summer she and her family spent more than four weeks in a trailer, camping at national parks in the Rocky Mountain area. She also loves to read, sing and learn!