Welcome to Cougar Country!
Dear Bear Creek Elementary Parents and Community,
It is with great honor and pride that I am able to serve as the Principal of Bear Creek Elementary School. I loved serving the students, staff and parents for seven years as an Assistant Principal and am doing my best to continue the great Cougar tradition that began in 1978, while also innovating for progress. I look forward to getting to work closely together this school year to provide the best educational experience for your children possible.
The vision of Bear Creek Elementary school is: "Bear Creek Elementary, the heart of the Bear Creek community for almost forty years, empowers engaged learners to reach their greatest potential".
The mission of BCE is: "The Bear Creek Elementary Professional Learning Community will provide a safe, positive learning environment that ensures every child achieves personal academic success to inspire them to be life-long learners through collaboration and engagement with innovate best teaching and learning practices that grow the whole child".
Your commitment to your children's' education while at BCE ensures that your child gets the strong educational foundation they will need for the rest of their lives. You are our partners in education and we cannot do what we do without you. It truly is a blessing for me to be given the privilege to lead such dedicated staff members, hard-working students and supportive parents and community members. Our theme for the year is "Cougar Nation: Where Anything is 'Paws'ible!"
As the principal of Bear Creek Elementary, I intend to continue to create trust, build relationships, and establish the conditions for everyone to learn and work together while keeping what is in the best interest of our students at the forefront. We want to have a "paw"some school year, with achievement and success for our entire Cougar family. With your support, this year will be an extraordinary one for all of us.
Respectfully your public servant,
Dr. Lorena Zertuche
Principal, Bear Creek Elementary School
Collaborate. Engage. Grow.