Administrative Team

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Kyna Williams, Principal

Second-Year Knight


Ms. Williams serves as Destiny’s School Principal. Originally from South Dakota, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. After college, she lived on the island of Oahu where she taught 6th grade Math and Science and developed an after school Literacy and Performing Arts program. For four years, Ms. Williams served as the Assistant Principal at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington D.C.

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Katherine Kleitsch, Assistant Principal

Second-Year Knight

Ms. Kleitsch is a proud Washingtonian with family roots in Seattle and the Yakima Valley. She grew up in Kent and attended the University of Washington. The cornerstone of her time in college was helping to establish the UW Dream Project. This experience led her to pursue a career in education, starting with teaching high school math in post-Katrina New Orleans. She has run operations for a summer school program, led a regional teacher content team, served on a regional Diversity, Community, and Achievement board, and coached cohorts of new teachers. She moved back to Washington in 2011 and worked for Teach For America and for the Washington State Charter Schools Association before joining the Green Dot Public Schools in Destiny’s founding year.

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Danny Calderón, Assistant Principal

Second-Year Knight

Mr. Calderón is excited to be going into his second year as one of the Assistant Principals at Destiny Middle School. He spent half of his childhood growing up in St. Paul, MN and half in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in International Studies and from the University of Washington with a Master’s in Education with a focus on Leadership and Policy. Mr. Calderón taught Spanish at the middle and high school levels in Seattle and Federal Way Public Schools. As a teacher, he mapped district curriculum, founded a world language program, led instructional rounds with teachers, and served as a union building representative.

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Destiny Middle School

1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

Phone: (253) 722-5883
Fax: (253) 382-2402

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