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CSUEB grad Stephan Bering has been named as principal of Solano Santa Fe School (Photo: Stephan Bering)

CSUEB alumnus named principal of Solano Santa Fe School

  • November 27, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Stephan Bering is the new principal of Solana Santa Fe School in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He has 17-years of education experience and earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at Cal State East Bay.

He told the Santa Fe Rancho Review that although he is a fourth generation ice cream maker, he always knew he wanted to be an educator. “I always knew that I wanted to be a principal. I love the leadership role of coordinating the whole ship,” Bering said. “I joke I loved education so much that I never left, I just switched sides — even though there are no sides because we’re all in this together."

He believes the Solana Santa Fe School, a close-knit school community, is the model for public education and is excited to assume the role of principal and meet supportive parents with whom he has been contacting via email. Bering is looking forward to continuing the culture of excellence at Solana Santa Fe School as the school transitions to the Common Core State Standards in the 2014-15 school year, along with all public schools in California.

Congrats, Principal Bering!

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--Jacqueline Ward

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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