Giving an Equal Voice to All Students, Parents, and Staff
Hi, my name is Bethany Bachman. I am a mother of two amazing kids, Nixie and Jaxen, and wife to my rock and soulmate, Matthew. Although I wasn't born here, I have called Bakersfield my home for most of my life. Being adopted, I place a high value on family values and have been engaged in my children's academic journey from the beginning.
I started out volunteering at my daughter's preschool out of necessity, but I soon found it immensely rewarding. When my daughter Nixie moved to Kindergarten, I knew I would continue volunteering as much as I was able. Slowly over the next few years my level of volunteering would escalate, moving from just helping in the classroom to becoming part of the Booster Club at Harris Elementary. My volunteerism would get a boost with the creation of the FACE department at BCSD. Many new opportunities presented themselves in the form of district level committees. I have since become the District Advisory Committee Chairman, a PAL Ambassador, a Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee member, a Parent University graduate and co-presenter, and a District Culture, Climate, and Safety Committee member just to name a few. I can always be found helping anyone in need at various school sites, attending meetings at the BCSD District office, and presenting alongside district staff and admin.
My hope is that I can use my experience and leadership to help all students, parents, and staff realize the importance of their voice.