Former Burbank High Assistant Principal Becomes New Principal


After receiving more than 20 applications and conducting a rigorous selection and interview process, Superintendent Jan Britz and the Board of Education announced the appointment of Michael Bertram to the position of principal of Burbank High School. Mr. Bertram formally accepted the position at last night’s Board Meeting. Mr. Bertram has been a professional educator since 1988. He received his B.A. at California State University, Northridge, in 1991 and his M.A. and administrative credential at Point Loma Nazarene University in 1998. Mr. Bertram is currently enrolled in the Educational Doctorate Program at the University of Southern California.

For seven years, Mr. Bertram taught physical education and science at the high school level before serving as an administrator. He has acquired experience as an administrator in four different districts: South Pasadena, La Canada, Glendale, and Burbank. He has served as a high school associate principal/assistant principal with Glendale Unified since 2008. Prior to that he worked as a high school assistant principal for Burbank Unified from 2001 to 2008.

Mr. Bertram has grown into a proven leader who can make positive change happen. His many years of administrative service in a variety of roles prove that he can succeed in any assignment with any group or team. He possesses the strong character traits which match those identified by parents and staff members for the principalship at Burbank High School. His experience and knowledge of the culture, history, and community will further assist him in achieving continued success at Burbank High School. Please extend a warm welcome to Mr. Bertram when he takes up his new role with the District on July 1.