Tag: Superintendent

Paul Zamoyta Resigns from BVUSD Governing Board

Big Bear, CA, October 10, 2016 – At a Regular Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Mr. Paul Zamoyta announced his resignation effective September 29, 2016. Mr. Zamoyta addressed the Governing Board Members, staff members, and public present at the meeting thanking them for the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and community of Bear Valley. Mr. Zamoyta stepped down from his Governing Board Member seat to allow his wife to apply for a teaching position within the district. Mr. Zamoyta explained the process taken to come to this difficult decision...

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BVUSD Brings ‘Virtual Education’ to the Valley

Big Bear, CA, April 29, 2016 – Bear Valley Unified School District is now offering a new option for home-schooled students, the Bear Valley Connections Virtual Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to leverage 21st century education resources on behalf of students who desire a more personalized approach to learning in order to maximize these student’s potential and meet the highest performance standards. This is accomplished through a uniquely individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community to promote academic and emotional success for every student....

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BVUSD Invites Public to Welcome New Superintendant

Big Bear, CA, January 18, 2016 – The Big Bear Valley Unified School District’s regular Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Big Bear Middle School, immediately following the welcome reception for Dr. Mary Suzuki. Among the items on the agenda, the board will recommend the Governing Board approve the Certification of Board Minutes effective January 4, 2016 and December 18, 2015.  These minutes regard personnel changes with the departure from BVUSD of Mr. Ronald B. Peavy, Interim Superintendent of Schools, effective December 18, 2015, and the arrival of Dr. Mary Suzuki as the new Superintendent...

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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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Community Input Needed for Superintendent Search

Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2015 – The Governing Board of Bear Valley Unified School District will be selecting a new district superintendent. The trustees are soliciting community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting this person. For instance, what personal and professional qualities for an incoming superintendent will be a match for the Bear Valley Unified School District? Dr. Kent Bechler and Dr. Mike Escalante of Leadership Associates were selected to advise the Board in this important process. They will be in our district on September 16th and 17th . Individual input from members of the community (parents, employees, and others interested in our district) is desired. Individual input may be offered by individual or group appointment, letter, email or direct telephone conversation. Additionally, an online survey will be available on the District’s website. To access the survey go to: surveymonkey.com. Individual appointments may be scheduled at the School District Office on September 17th. To arrange an appointment, please call Shelley Black at (909) 866-4631. Group appointments have been scheduled as well and notices will be sent directly to those organizations. Emailed input may be sent to lhunt@leadershipassociates.org. To speak by phone to either Dr. Bechler or Dr. Escalante, you may call (760)...

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