Superintendent / Principal's Message

Superintendent/Principal Mrs. Wells Portrait

To the Bowman Families and Staff,

The 2021-22 school year proved to be another year of unexpected changes and challenges. As a community we struggled through some difficult situations that at times pulled us in many different directions. I am proud of all of our families, and staff that stayed focused on our mission of providing a quality learning experience while maintaining a safe environment for everyone on campus. Being able to have events return to campus such as our drama production, Open House, band concerts, athletic events, field trips, and graduation dance was an inspiring experience, and reminded many of us why we chose this profession.

The end of this school year brought about a fond farewell to a retiring colleague, Mrs. Everhart, a wonderful and compassionate 3rd grade teacher. We wish her well as she fulfills her dream of living in Massachusetts in her restored home. We also wish Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Ringholm, and Mrs. Loder all the best as they take on the challenge of their new adventures.

Looking ahead to the 2022-23 school year we are excited to welcome some new staff members. Ms. Beskeen, a local girl returns home as a recent graduate from Chico State and will be teaching Transitional Kindergarten. Mrs. Garcia, current parent of two students, former classroom aide and substitute teacher will be joining our 1st grade team. Rounding out our 3rd grade team, joining us from Roseville City School District, is Mrs. Fadenrecht. Mrs. Fadenrecht has been teaching 1st grade. We are excited for each of these professionals to join our staff.

I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank our entire staff for enduring what seemed like a very difficult year, but who continued to show up every day to teach, to support, to feed, to care for, and to build relationships with both students and families. From our office staff, our instructional aides, our custodians, administrators, Board of Trustees, Kids Club staff, and of course our tireless teachers, your commitment to our school and our community does not go unnoticed and for that we are grateful every day!

As we prepare for the opening of the new school year we are excited about the many updates and improvements that are happening on our campus. We would like to thank the Bowman Education Foundation for the commitment to providing our students many different learning opportunities. One such opportunity is our outdoor learning pavilion. This area will provide teachers and students with the chance to hold classes outdoors which will allow students to create and collaborate on many learning experiences. In the same vein, our Parent Teacher Organization must also be recognized for their support in upgrading our TK-Kindergarten playground with a new retaining wall and ADA ramp around our play structure and along the back hillside. These improvements will greatly improve access and safety for our students. Our custodial staff is working hard to complete their many projects which include painting, cleaning, moving classrooms and the library, installing bark around our play structures, and installing carpet in various rooms to name a few of their projects.

Reflecting on this past year, there have been many learning opportunities for myself both personally and professionally. Truthfully, there were some really difficult days. But being in education one must commit themselves to learning and persevering, and for these experiences I am grateful. I will continue to keep my door open and encourage you to come in to speak with me if you have concerns or questions. Nothing is too big or too small, it is important to me that you are well informed and know that your input is valued. I look forward to continuing to work with the wonderful families and staff to provide each student with a great place to grow.

Enjoy the summer and I look forward to your return on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.


Kristin Wells