Principal's Message



    It is my honor as the principal to welcome you to Fireside Elementary, an exceptional place to learn, grow and discover!


    As a “Fireside Family” we believe strong relationships are fundamental to supporting the growth and development of every child. This includes partnering with teachers, administration, parents and our community in order to provide the best educational experience for our students. Parent and community participation in our school is encouraged and valued.  


    At Fireside we celebrate the diversity of our student population representative of approximately 17 different nationalities and enrolling 480 students from preschool-grade 5.  We also value the talent and expertise of our highly qualified staff. With nationally certified board teachers, several with Masters and ESL Endorsements - there is a high standard for ongoing growth and development at Fireside in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.


    Some of the practices utilized on a consistent basis at Fireside include a commitment to rigorous academic programming, authentic/hands-on learning experiences, innovative and adaptive instructional approaches, and attention to student’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Our aim is to equip every child with lifelong skills, habits for learning, and a solid character foundation based on mutual respect.


    I invite you to come visit. Should you have questions please email me at christa.keppler@bvsd.org or schedule an appointment to visit Fireside via the Principal’s Assistant, Michele Giggey at michele.giggey@bvsd.org.


    Your partner in learning,


    Christa Keppler, Principal​

    christa.keppler@bvsd.org


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