Tag: Bear Valley Unified School District Board

BVUSD Announces New Superintendent of Schools

Big Bear, CA, December 10, 2015 – At a regular board meeting held on December 9, 2015, the Governing Board of Bear Valley Unified School District employed Dr. Mary Suzuki, as Superintendent of Schools for the District. The Board’s action was by unanimous vote. Dr. Suzuki’s selection was the culmination of an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Governing Board and assisted by Leadership Associates. Dr. Suzuki comes to Bear Valley with 24 years of experience as an educator. She has served as a teacher at multiple grade levels, literacy coach, principal, Director of Curriculum and 21st Century Learning, chairperson for the California Technology Assistance Project, and Assistant Superintendent of Learning Support Services. After extensive paper screening, reference checks and interviews, representatives of the Governing Board visited the community of Covina, where Dr. Suzuki has served as Director of 21st Century Learning. They interviewed community members, parents, teachers, students, principals, district administrators, school staff, and board members. The visitation team consistently heard high praise and accolades regarding Dr. Suzuki and felt that she is an excellent match for the Bear Valley community. Dr. Suzuki shared, “I am thrilled and honored to be selected to serve as Superintendent in the Bear Valley Unified School District. I have tremendous respect for the outstanding work being done on behalf of the students in Bear Valley, and I look forward to working closely with...

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Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 – Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an hour of questions and answers, Foulkes commented that although both Herrick and Tennity were qualified to fill the seat, he felt that Herrick set the bar high and that Tennity did not make it over the bar.  Foulkes also added that Herrick would be a better fit for the seat.  The Board voted unanimously to appoint Herrick who was immediately sworn in for a two-year term.  Herrick tells KBHR, “I am very excited for this opportunity to serve on the Bear Valley Unified School District Board.  It is impossible to fill the shoes of Dr. Turney but I am committed to the students of this District and will work hard to do the best job possible”.  This was Herrick’s second interview process for an appointment to the Board following the January 19th Special Board Meeting to fill the vacant seat of Randy Putz.  Putz resigned from the school board after winning a seat on the Big Bear Lake City Council.  Applicants for Putz’s seat included Cathy Herrick and John Goepp.  Goepp had applied and...

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School District, Healthcare District and City Council Candidate Forums Tonight On K-BEAR

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 5, 2012, 8am – The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a series of candidate forums for this November’s local elections. If you were unable to attend the forum featuring the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, and the Big Bear Lake City Council, you can listen to a re-broadcast of the candidate forums on K-Bear tonight. Hear the School District candidates talk about their positions on local issues immediately following the news at 5pm, and listen to the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District candidates discuss the issues tonight after the news at 6pm.  Then following the news at 7pm you can hear the Big Bear Lake City Council candidate forum on K-BEAR...

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School District Board Candidate Forum

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 1, 2012, 10:45am – The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce are hosting a series of candidate forums for this November’s local elections. If you were unable to attend the forum on September 26th featuring the Bear Valley Unified School District Board, you can listen to the candidate forum on K-Bear tonight. Hear the candidates talk about their positions on local issues immediately following the news at 6pm, tonight on K-BEAR...

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