Meet the Principal

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Susan Freeman

Hello Bear Valley Middle School Students, Parents and Community Members,

At Bear Valley Middle School, we are dedicated to increasing student achievement, and enhancing positive character traits to foster well-rounded students. We strive to assure that 100% of our students will have the skills, positive character development, and knowledge to be college and career ready.

We are continuing our commitment to each and every student’s academic, social and emotional growth. We maintain our focus on standards alignment, and as we embrace the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, C3 Social Studies Standards, and revised Physical Education and Visual and Performing Arts Standards, our teachers strive to design lesson that are aligned to these new standards and engage students at high levels.

As an award winning school, our emphasis at Bear Valley is the development of the "4 C's", Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication. Students demonstrate these skills through a variety of learning modalities. In addition, we are recognized throughout the state for our award winning Video Production, Robotics, STEM, Science, Visual and Performing Arts programs.

For the 2018 -2019 school year our focus will be to continue to align instruction to the California Common Core State Standards, make teaching and learning visible through the implementation of engaging and empowering instructional strategies that promote higher level thinking skills, engage students to be accountable for their own learning by assisting students to understand their individual assessment data, and set goals for improvement. Our teachers will be focusing on professional development that fosters engagement, empowerment and inquiry based learning.

Parent and family involvement, and maintaining a positive school culture are priorities. Information on parent workshops, VIP Parents at Lunch days, and how parents can be involved in planning and decision making regarding the operation of the school will be shared via the school calendar and phone/e-mail messages. Our goal is to keep all our families informed and involved.

Please feel free to browse through our website and contact me if you’d like to hear more about Bear Valley Middle School and all of the great things we are doing. I can be reached at, or by phone at 760-432-4060. I look forward to hearing from you!


Susan Freeman