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Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM hired new assistant principal

BCS principals Nasreen Fynewever was hired as the assistant principal at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. Fynewever has been a dean at BCS since August 2018 and began her new role on July 1, 2019. The position was open following the announcement that Silvy Un Lafayette would be leaving the district on June 30, 2019. 

“Nasreen rose to the top during the interview process and displayed the courage, integrity and work ethic that will make her a great assistant principal,” said BCS principal Josh Fraser. “I’m excited for her to continue serving the students, staff and families of our school community.”

Prior to working at BCS, Fynewever taught for seven years in schools in Michigan and Minnesota. She was also a director of a grant-based community educational initiative, an equity intervention specialist at Irondale High School, and a creative writing and college seminar teacher at Mounds View High School. Fynewever also served as a city planning commissioner and chair of the inclusive community task force for the city of New Brighton. While managing her own consulting firm, she has spent time working in the writing and conference industries, as well as racial justice. She has received a B.A. in secondary education from Cornerstone University, Michigan; a B.S. in religious studies and theology from Kuyper College, Michigan; a M.A. in education from Grand Valley State University, Michigan; and an administrative license from Hamline University. Fynewever is currently pursuing a doctorate from Hamline University. 

Fynewever said she appreciates the community schools model in the district because it meets the needs of our students and community. She also enjoys being part of the Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM because of the community. 

“I can show up as my authentic self and I am given opportunities to use my enthusiasm for education to interact with teachers, students, families, and the leadership team,” Fynewever said. 

When she’s not at work, Fynewever enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons and being active outdoors. Fynewever said she’s excited to collaborate with others for a positive future for all of our students.

“Education is a way to cultivate pathways for our brilliant students to grow,” Fynewever said. “I am excited to continue working with a staff that is committed to have Brooklyn Center STEAM be a place of relationship and belonging for all while being dedicated to high-level learning.”