BCSD in the News
Three CSU alumni-teachers reflect on their journey to the classroom, virtual learning and what it means to be an educator.
“My whole experience and my journey to being a teacher always called me back to my elementary school, and I’m still there,” Ortiz says. “I've always been a [Bakersfield City School District] kid, and I knew when I was starting my journey as a teacher, I always wanted to go back to BCSD because they made me successful. They were able to put me on this path to graduate high school and then graduate college," said Stephanie Ortiz, a fourth grade teacher in the Bakersfield City School District.
Unveilings begin for the Kern BHRS mental health-inspired mural project at Bakersfield City School District
“We hope that these murals will inspire the community for years to come and provide a safe place to appreciate the artwork, self-reflect on their own wellness needs, and connect as a community,” Kern BHRS director Stacy Kuwahara said in a news release.
BCSD S.T.E.A.M. teachers talk about Emmy nomination for debut film
James and Rebekah Ganiere have been a part of the Bakersfield community educating kids in S.T.E.A.M. for Bakersfield City School District after-school programs. They taught classes like filmmaking, science, comic books for more than a decade.
BCSD Robotics class inspires girls to pursue STEAM fields
"A lot of people look at scientists as [men], and this one is focusing on girls and women doing robotics and helping around the world with trash and all that other things," said BCSD sixth grader Malakai Williams.
BCSD chosen for National Association for Music Education program
Bakersfield City School District has been selected to participate in a National Association for Music Education program aimed at helping educators connect to digitized archives in the Library of Congress.
KCSOS celebrates 2020-21 Teachers of the Year, two BCSD teachers honored
“These amazing honorees represent excellence in teaching from Kern’s school districts and are reflective of the education heroes who are working diligently to continue to help our students achieve during these unprecedented times,” said Malaika Bryant, director of Educator Development & Data Support at KCSOS.