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Meet Ferndale’s newest school leaders! Some of them filled spots vacated by departing administrators, like the members of Ferndale High School’s new administrative team. Others will occupy roles that were temporarily eliminated due to budget cuts from the February 2020 levy failure, like the Director of Communications.

Regardless, these new school leaders are eager to serve the students of Ferndale. Here’s a little background information about them (along with some fun facts):

Ravinder Dhillon

New position in Ferndale: Principal of Ferndale High School

Previous job: Assistant Principal of Ferndale High School

Hometown: Langley, B.C.

Favorite movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Favorite food: Pizza

 

Ben Goodwin

New position in Ferndale: Assistant principal and CTE Director of Ferndale High School

Previous job: Teacher at Bellingham High School

Hometown: Ferndale, WA (FHS class of 2005!)

Favorite movie: The Sandlot

Favorite food: Popcorn

 

J.J. Jensen

New position in Ferndale: Assistant Principal of Ferndale High School

Previous job: Assistant Principal of Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School

Hometown: Suquamish, WA

Favorite movie: Jaws

Favorite food: Chicken wings

 

Karli Koning

New position in Ferndale: Assistant Principal of Ferndale High School

Previous job: Administrative intern and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support specialist at Ferndale High School

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Favorite movie: Either a mystery or a film based on true events

Favorite food: Thai food (she lived in Thailand for 2 years!)

 

Christine McDaniel

New position in Ferndale: Principal of Horizon Middle School

Previous job: Principal of Kelso High School

Hometown: Kelso, WA

Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice

Favorite food: Steak

 

Dr. Bárbara del Mar Robles

New position in Ferndale: Director of Equity and Inclusion

Previous job: Director of Teacher Academies at Central Washington University

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Favorite movie: My Fair Lady

Favorite food: Puerto Rican food

 

Celina Rodriguez

New position in Ferndale: Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Previous job: Public Information Officer for Mount Vernon School District

Hometown: Mabton, WA

Favorite movie: P.S. I Love You

Favorite food: Thai fried rice, ramen, or her grandma’s home-cooked Mexican food

 

Martina Su

New position: Director of Technology

Previous Job: Director of IT Operations at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

Hometown: Bellevue and Bothell, WA

Favorite movie: Star Wars

Favorite Food: Northwest Asian fusion
 

New Admin Photo
Ravinder Dhillon Photo