Interim Principal Announcement!

Posted November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022 

Dear BVIS Middle School Community, 

We deeply value our community partnership. The primary purpose of this letter is to update you on the principalship for the 2022-23 school year. 

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After meeting with the school leadership team, in consultation with the faculty and staff, we collaboratively made the decision to move Ms. Teresa Sena Klava forward as the Interim Principal to support the BVIS team for the 2022 – 2023 School Year. Teresa is a veteran principal who is excited to be coming back to DPS and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the BVIS community. 

Teresa Sena Klava retired in 2020 as Principal of West Leadership Academy, she was responsible for establishing the school and creating the environment that promoted academic excellence leading directly to college and career readiness. Teresa served as an educator and leader in the Denver Public Schools since 1988, holding a variety of 

positions including Principal (11 years), Assistant Principal, MS Mathematics Instructional Specialist, GT and Leadership teacher. In addition, she taught courses at the university level at the University of Colorado Denver. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a minor in Bilingual Education at Metropolitan State College, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Denver. She completed her coursework towards an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Denver. She currently sits as the Chair of the Board for the YESS Institute. 

Teresa and her husband, Greg, reside in Golden, CO. Together they have raised 4 children and currently enjoy spoiling 9 grandchildren. As a mother and longtime educator, she strongly believes that parents and community are essential partners to ensure student success. Her parents, both retired DPS principals, have inspired her to continually seek opportunities for access and excellence for each and every student. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Teresa Sena Klava, as our Interim Principal at BVIS for the 2022-2023 school year. 

In the upcoming weeks, we will continue to work with the community to engage in the interview process for the next long-term principal. We know this transition continues to be difficult for staff, students, and families alike, but we also believe this approach is currently the best option in creating an opportunity for stakeholder voice and conducting a robust search for the next long-term leader. 

Again, we thank you for your support and we look forward to you engaging with you in this process. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to the Family & Community Helpline at 720-423-3054 or 

Thank you for your support as we work together during this transitional period. 


Hillary Niebauer 

Collaborative Director, Middle Schools 

Scott Wolf 

Operational Service Director