Steven Valkenaar » Meet Mr. Valkenaar

Meet Mr. Valkenaar

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at BMS!
I am excited to begin my journey as a Bridgeport Bull.  My wife and three kiddos all work/attend school in BISD as well.  Britini will begin her second year at the elementary school as a 2nd grade teacher this fall and we have one child attending BES, one at BIS, and the oldest at BMS. We find ourselves highly involved with school and community activities.  We enjoy trips to the beach, playing board games, watching movies, supporting the Cowboys and Clemson Tigers, and just spending time with one another. One of my favorite books is titled Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. I love this book because it reminds me about my purpose and why I continue to choose education as my mission field.  
Prior to BMS, I have served as an elementary principal, high school principal, high school assistant principal, and high school math/engineering teacher and coach.  This year will mark the beginning of my 13th year in education and I could not imagine a better place to be than in Bridgeport ISD!
A successful school year begins with transparency and communication between all stakeholders. To align with this vision, I will host a monthly Coffee with the Principal event beginning in September. This is a time for you to hear what exciting things are happening on campus and with our Bulls and Sissies, but also for you to ask questions and provide feedback.  I encourage you to attend and be involved, so we can make BMS the BEST!
If you ever need anything, feel free to send me an email or give me a call!