Whittier principal to lead North High School

No word yet on Principal Shawn Harris-Berry’s replacement

WHITTIER — Whittier International Elementary School Principal Shawn Harris-Berry was named the new principal of North High School Feb. 10 and will start in that position March 1.

Harris-Berry takes over leadership of North from Principal Peter Christensen, who came out of retirement to accept the posting about one year ago. Christensen will continue to work at the school through 2015, the district reported.

Harris-Berry was named Whittier principal in 2007. She previously served as an assistant principal at Anwatin and Northeast middle schools, as well as Ramsey Performing Arts Magnet and Folwell Elementary School. She started in Minneapolis Public Schools in 1987 as a business teacher at Sanford Middle School.

The district has not yet announced who will take Harris-Berry’s place at Whittier for the remainder of this school year.