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Announcing the new principal for Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School

Bainbridge Island School District is pleased to announce the selection of Drew Crandall as the next principal for Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School.


“The interview team was impressed with Drew’s leadership skills, as well as his wealth of knowledge and experience working with pre-adolescence students,” said Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen. “He understands the importance of fostering students’ academics, as well as bolstering their social and emotional health. He is a
collaborative leader and looks forward to working alongside Sakai staff, students and families.”

For the past three years, Crandall has served as principal of Poulsbo Elementary School, a K-5 school in the North Kitsap School District. His leadership experience also includes serving as an academic and behavior coach for North Kitsap High School, and serving as assistant principal for Kingston High School. Prior to becoming an administrator, Crandall was an elementary school teacher.

Jim Corsetti, the current principal for Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School, was named BISD’s Athletic Director and will begin his new role on July 1, 2020. Crandall will takeover as principal on July 1, 2020.