Meet Our Principals
(From left to right): Assistant principal Nasreen Fynewever, principal Josh Fraser and assistant principal Michael Miller
Principal Josh Fraser
I am the proud Principal of Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. I’m honored to continue my 13 years of service in the community. I’ve been with Brooklyn Center Community Schools my entire career as a teacher, coach and with various leadership roles. More importantly, I begin my first Principalship in my own community. For this, I am grateful.
It’s very important for me to share why I do this work and what I stand for on a daily basis. My office is a place for anyone in our community to come learn more about our amazing students, staff and programs we offer. I welcome your visit! With that, please take a moment to learn about why I serve BC.
I serve to….
- Build relationships
- Prepare each and every student for their journey
- Eliminate racial disparities
- Create the culture of organizational success our community deserves
- Ensure that students go home in the same way if not better than when they came to school
- Empower students
- Improve our community
- Build effective leaders and leadership teams to drive our mission
- Create a collaborative network of teachers, students and families that strive for growth
- Involve families in decision-making teams, feedback teams, and culture-building teams
- Continue to improve the climate and safety systems that create the foundation for academic success
- To provide students with rigorous instruction and coursework to prepare them for college and career
Josh Fraser, principal
Assistant Principal Nasreen Fynewever
I am excited to be an Assistant Principal at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. I was a Dean of Students at BCS during the 2018-2019 school year and that experience helped me learn and become a part of this community.
Over the last 15 years, I have been in education work within schools and communities in Michigan and Minnesota I have also had the opportunity to become an independent consultant in the writing and conference industries. Much of my work, both inside and outside of schools, is focused on racial justice and people’s personal journeys in wellness.
At Brooklyn Center Community Schools I can show up as my authentic self and I am given opportunities to use my enthusiasm for education. I enjoy each day that I get to interact with our brilliant students and their families alongside our dedicated teachers and leadership team. Beyond work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three sons, friends, and being active outdoors.
Working at BCS is very meaningful for me and I look forward to the time ahead.
Assistant Principal Michael Miller
It is my pleasure to be an Assistant Principal at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. I live just north of Brooklyn Center in Champlin, with my wife Lauren and our three children Noah, Amelia and Owen. I attended college at Iowa State University, where I earned a B.S. in History, minors in Economics and Political Science and a teaching license. After serving as a teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools, I returned to school at Concordia University, St. Paul, where I earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership. I then spent a full year as a Principal Intern in Minneapolis Public Schools while earning my PK-12 administration license from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
I am excited to work with the students, staff and community who make BCS a great school. As an educational leader, I'm passionate about ensuring that every student has access to the knowledge, skills and experiences that will help them achieve their goals and change their world. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, exercising and being in nature.