Hello, my name is Joseph Robertson and I am excited to be at Kenmore Middle School and to be part of the Kenmore community. Middle school is a crucial phase for students as they develop their independence and form their identities. I believe that education creates opportunities and is the key to improving lives on a personal and community level. As principal, my utmost priority is to provide unwavering support to students, parents, and staff, fostering an environment that revolves around our core principles of nurturing positive relationships and facilitating academic and social-emotional advancement.
I started my career in education 30 years ago at Kenmore Junior High as a math teacher. Since then, I have had the privilege of teaching both at the middle school and high school levels, in the United States and overseas. I recently finished my doctorate at Northeastern University in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on student engagement and social justice. I am committed to continuous learning, actively listening, and engaging in discussions to expand my understanding of racial and social justice. It is my firm belief that by eliminating barriers and impediments, we can create an inclusive environment where all students can thrive and achieve success.
On a personal note, I enjoy traveling, hiking, being outdoors in general, playing music, and spending time with my family. I am honored to be part of the Kenmore Middle School community, and I look forward to collaborating with students, parents, and staff to foster an empowering educational experience for each and every student.
My name is Jennifer Hernandez and I have been at Kenmore for over 25 years as a math teacher and 5 years as the Assistant Principal. I enjoy working in the Kenmore community and consider myself very fortunate to have been here for so long.. During my teaching career I have been a math teacher, math coach, and TOSA (teacher on special assignment) for the Northshore School District. I believe that all students can achieve at high levels if they are provided with the supports they need. Middle school is my passion and I am excited to work with and support the students of Kenmore each and every day.
On a personal note, I am the parent of a Bothell High and Eastern Washington University graduate and I have a seventh grader at Canyon Park Middle School. Parenting through the middle years is sometimes a challenge and I feel that I am a much more well rounded educator after experiencing teens from the home front as well as at school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns. I believe the best results happen when we are all on the same page and have open lines of communication.
I have worked for the Northshore School District since 2004 and Kenmore Middle School since 2011. The staff here is dedicated and fun and the students are hard working and entertaining so coming to work here every day is a pleasure. Each of our office staff specializes in certain topics but you can contact me with any miscellaneous questions you might have and I will work to get you an answer. We hope you enjoy being a part of the Kenmore community - Go Colts!
Contact me for information about Athletics or our KMS Associated Student Body(such as student leadership opportunities, clubs & activities). I also manage most fines/fees and bookkeeping, and would like to be a resource to you, should you have any questions or concerns.
I maintain all academic records and student data. Please contact me if you need a copy of; your child's academic history, need to change your address, or anything relating to ParentVue.
If you need to withdraw your child from KMS, please let me know so I can process the withdrawal and transfer your child's records to their new school.