Tag: Jeanette Haston

Interim Principal Appointed to Big Bear Elementary School for 2012-2013

Big Bear, CA, June 8, 2012, 8:00am – During Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District, in a 4-0 vote, trustees appointed Scott Waner to serve as Interim Principal of Big Bear Elementary School.  Dr. Al Waner was intentionally absent from the discussion and action taken on this agenda item, as he is Scott’s father.  Mr. Waner has been a long-time teacher at Big Bear Elementary School and, according to Walter Con, Director of Business Services for the District, the Interim Principal position will be for one year beginning with the upcoming school year, 2012-2013.  Mr. Waner is replacing current Principal, Jeanette Haston, who earlier this year made the decision to return to teaching in the classroom and although it is unknown at this time which Big Bear valley school site or grade she will be teaching, Mrs. Haston will be reassigned within the District.  BVUSD had searched for and hired a Principal for BBES, Michelle Case from Las Vegas, NV, however, Mrs. Case withdrew her acceptance for the position shortly after she was hired due to a family illness.  According to Superintendent Kurt Madden, the District is resuming the process of searching for applicants to permanently fill the Principal’s position at the site. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31544.mp3|titles=Interim Principal BBES – Cathy Herrick...

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Big Bear Elementary School’s New Principal Announced

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 9, 2012, 8:00am – Big Bear Elementary School will have a new principal for the upcoming school year 2012-2013.  Current principal, Jeanette Haston, will be returning to the classroom by her own choice.  Mrs. Haston, who has been the principal at BBES since 2009, tells Kbear that she has decided to go back to teaching to allow her the opportunity to spend more time with her family.  Mrs. Haston added that she hopes to return to an administrative role at some point in the future, as her career is important but that she doesn’t want to miss this time with her three young children.  Laura Bulrice, Administrative Secretary at BBES, stated that “we will miss her dearly and we love her energy and she will bring it to the classroom.”  As decided by a unanimous vote at a Special Board meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District on May 2nd, replacing Mrs. Haston will be Michelle Case from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ms. Case is currently the Assistant Principal at two Clark County sites known as Scherkenback-Bilbray Elementary Schools.  According to BVUSD Superintendent, Kurt Madden, forty-four applicants applied for the position that were paper screened down to ten candidates with four making the final cut.  Of the four, Ms. Case was the stand out candidate.  Present colleagues describe her as refined, polished, solid and a...

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