“Looks like a great place to work and go to school, ” remarked new Assistant Principal Steve Marshall regarding his first impressions of Bernardo Yorba Middle School . “The teachers all work very hard to give the students a great learning experience and the students are all very nice!”
Marshall started in PYLUSD at Esperanza High School as a campus supervisor and wrestling coach, later teaching at Esperanza and serving as the head wrestling coach for 12 years. At Esperanza Marshall became the dean of students for 2 years and then was the assistant principal for 4 years. Marshall most recently acted as the assistant principal for five years at Kraemer Middle School before arriving at Bernardo.
“I hope that our students not only strive to be their best academically, but I want them to become good, caring adults. I want them to dream big and aim high!” said Marshal.
The new BYMS Assistant Principal isn’t planning on making any major changes on campus so far. “We changed the detention program a little. School wide detentions are now an hour and run by teachers, in their classrooms,” explained Marshall.
“I want teachers to make connections with students. Connected students are successful studentsI want both teachers and students to work hard and have some fun along the way, ” Mr. Marshall added about his goals.
Marshall spent his childhood in Anaheim hills, attended Canyon High School, then USC, Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton.
Mr. Marshall would want a student to know that he, “loves working with kids and they are always encouraged to come up and ask questions or just say hello.”
“As a former coach, I have many,” he said, “One of my favorites is: ‘If it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger.’ Every time we have to overcome an obstacle in life, we learn and grow from that. The next time, those same obstacles seem smaller and easier to deal with.”