• President's Message

    Dear Bellflower Unified School District Community,

    I am honored to serve as your Board President and take this opportunity to address you all with a message of hope, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to our students. Together, we have the power to shape the future of education in our district and positively impact the lives of our children.

    As a parent of two children who attend school within our district, I understand the importance of supporting their needs, academic achievements, and holistic development. I have witnessed firsthand the incredible dedication and hard work of our teachers, administrators, and staff in ensuring that every student receives the quality education they deserve.

    It is imperative for us to work together, hand in hand, with our parents, teachers, and community members to create safe campuses where our students can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. Our focus should be on building a positive culture that nurtures the unique abilities of each student, regardless of their background or challenges they face. By meeting our students where they are at, we can unlock their full potential and empower them to succeed in all aspects of life.

    Education has the power to address many of the issues that determine the health and welfare of our community, not just today, but for decades to come. By fostering a strong partnership with our parents, we can ensure that our students receive the support and resources they need both inside and outside the classroom. By collaborating with our teachers, we can provide them with the tools and professional development opportunities they need to excel in their roles as educators.

    Furthermore, I believe that clear communication and collaboration are the keys to a successful school district. We must actively listen to the needs and concerns of our community and work together to find innovative solutions. I am committed to fostering an environment where all stakeholders feel heard and valued, and where open dialogue and transparency are celebrated.

    I want to personally acknowledge the challenges we have faced in recent times, with the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacting our education system. However, I firmly believe that we have the strength and resilience to overcome these obstacles and emerge stronger than ever. Together, we can build a brighter future for our students, one that equips them with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

    In closing, I want to express my gratitude for the trust you have placed in me to serve as your Board President. I am committed to working tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the exceptional education they deserve. Let us continue to unite, collaborate, and prioritize the needs of our students, as we strive to create a community where every child can flourish. Here's to a productive and positive 2024!

    Brad Crihfield
    Board President
    Bellflower Unified School District

School Board President Renita Armstrong