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My name is Brenton DeFlitch and I am the new Principal for Grades 6-12 at our Delano campus. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. While these years are unique in terms of my 15+ years in education, nothing has changed our commitment to this community and most importantly, our students. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing all students an education that empowers them to make choices for the future and not be limited by external forces. Our children will be drivers on the road of their future. Most recently, I also served as the TK-12 Literacy Director for WCPA Delano and Lost Hills and most recently, High School Principal for Grades 9-12. During this time, I worked closely with the staff, students, and families in our high school and quickly realized how special WCPA is for our families. I earned my B.S. Secondary Education English and Communications and teaching credential from Penn State University before completing my graduate studies at Walden University while working as a full-time teacher and instructional lead. At Walden University, I earned a certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners, an M.S.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, as well as an Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. Throughout my years teaching, I instructed primarily high school English courses and electives as well as coached soccer and lead school plays. After moving from teaching in Pennsylvania to Tennessee, I began working for the state as an RtI consultant for all of Middle Tennessee and served on the State Director’s advisory board for state testing for ELA. Shortly after consulting with the state while teaching full-time, I moved into an instructional coach role and a year later Director of School Supports to manage school leadership teams at a charter school in Nashville. I found WCPA online and after connecting for a trip to California, quickly realized that I found the school with the most promise to shift the future of families and our country.This year marks my 18th year in education during which I have held roles as teacher, administrator, content coach, and curriculum developer, among others. However, none of my roles is as important as being an advocate for our children and families. When we all come together as a united group, the possibilities of success and change are endless.