Principal's Updates

Bridgette Kemp-Bell

Hello Viking Family and Community!

I am so excited and proud to introduce myself as the new principal of Valley High School, Home of the Vikings! You may remember me as one of the vice principals where I served for three years. Although it may seem that going from a vice principal to a principal is an easy transition, we are in the midst of many educational challenges and I recognize that it will take each of us working together to lead our Viking scholars to academic success.

I am grateful for the sacrificial work of every teacher and staff member who shows up to work consistently to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for our students. Our teachers are still designing standards-based lesson that prepare our students for college and careers. Our counseling team continues to meet with students to ensure that their course selection meets a-g requirements so that if they choose, they may enter the college of their choice. Students are also encouraged to participate in one of many Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways to explore competitive career options. Our students have access to the most current technology devices to support instruction, and our food and nutrition department arrives early and stays late to provide healthy, balanced meals for every student.

Viking Family and Community, as the newest principal of Valley I celebrate the legacy left by previous leaders. The foundation for excellence and academic achievement has been laid. In spite of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic creates for education, our students and staff are resilient. Students attend school excited to socialize as well as to be challenged by engaging lessons. Teachers and staff eagerly greet students and community and offer excellent service to ensure that needs are met. Students also have the opportunity to be supported by teachers for assistance by attending the ASSETS, or after school tutoring sessions. No matter what, if we continue to work together and extend the grace to each other that is necessary when we do not “get it right”, we will experience success.

I thank you in advance for the trust you have placed in me and the administration team to serve our students. I am proud of the work of this team who goes above and beyond to create a safe and healthy learning environment for both students and staff. I will admit. It is not easy, but as far as I am concerned, education is still the best option for a brighter future, Valley High school is still one of the best places to be educated, and this particular staff and teachers are still the best people to get the job done. I look forward to working collaboratively with you as you share ideas for improvement. Stop by and say hello when you have a quick minute 😊

Viking Strong,

Bridgette Kemp-Bell

Valley High School, Principal


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