We need your VOICE!

Posted January 19, 2023

As previously shared, we value the voices of all stakeholders in the BVIS community. To continue to honor this approach, we invite staff, students, parents, and community members to submit questions for Principal candidates to address in their virtual presentation ASAP by these methods below:
● Use the Community Input Survey (English/Spanish): bit.ly/BVISFeedback23
● Call the Office of Family & Community Engagement via phone at 720-423-3054
● Email the form below by Wednesday, January 18th by 10:00 a.m. to Brittany Barela at

Below this letter is the revised timeline of the community involvement steps of the process. We will also engage in rigorous reference and data collection on all candidates.

We would like to reiterate that we know a leadership transition is difficult for staff, students, and families. Our focus will be to ensure we identify the best leader to lead Bear Valley for the remainder of this year and beyond. Thank you for your support as we work together during this transitional period.

Hillary Niebauer
Director, Middle Schools

Scott Wolf
Operational Services Director

School Leader Hiring Community Input Survey

(copy and paste the below questions and email responses to Brittany_Barela@dpsk12.net)
  • How would you define yourself? (Please check all that apply.)
    • □ Denver Public Schools parent or family member
    • □ Denver Public Schools student
    • □ Denver Public Schools staff member
    • □ Community member (not a parent)
    • □ Denver Public Schools alumni
    • Other: _______________
  • What Teaching & Education Experience will be most important for the next school leader?
    • Teaching & Education Experience covers the experience a candidate has with instructional curriculum, teaching in a classroom, specific curriculum such as IB programming, and working with specific populations of students, among other areas.
  • What Leadership and Communication Style will be most important for the next school leader?
    • Leadership covers the type of leadership experience a candidate has, such as being a principal or assistant principal, working at a high school in an urban setting, or business experience, among other areas. Communication refers to the style and posture of communication, such as easy going, accessible to parents, authoritative, charismatic, or accessible, among other areas.

List any other skills and characteristics here.

What should be the top three priorities for the new school leader?

What questions do you have for the candidates?