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BCCS welcomes Joshua Fuchs as new assistant principal at BCMHS

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

 

BCCS has hired a new assistant principal serving at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM. Joshua Fuchs officially began his role on Sept. 7.

Joshua was an equity teacher at Osseo Area Schools for the last three years. Prior to that, he served in a variety of principal and administrative roles in Richfield, Oakland, Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

He enters this new role at BCMHS with a vast experience in aligning equitable practices to the administrative role and service within the community. His addition to our work will help propel our service model of leadership and our aims to become a justice-centered space for our students. 

How would you describe your experience that has led you to this role?

I would describe my experience as living, living life, listening and leaning in. As a child I began to recognize treatment of people as inequitable even though I did not have words for it then. I have spent my career learning and unlearning to be a better human to others and create more equitable spaces. I give credit to the students, families, colleagues, and people of Oakland for the largest leap forward in my life to understanding social justice and what it looks like to engage and fight for equity. I have spent much of my career in roles that support instructional leadership in both Teacher Leadership roles and as a school administrator.

What interests you most about working with the BC community?

I am most interested in working with my colleagues and the community to bring to life a new reality. To dismantle the systems that uphold white supremacy and elevate our students' voices as advocates for their educational experience. 

Which Core Value resonates with you most and why?

“We Demonstrate Passion, Pride, and Perseverance” is the Core Value that resonates most for me. I believe deeply in the aspect of humanness and believe that everyone can grow into more positive spaces for others. If we make room and acknowledge that mistakes will be made and most importantly empower the ideal that we learn from them, we can turn up the speed of progress. People will operate with less fear and silence. 

What do you like to do when you're not at work?

My time with my partner is most valuable and we love to go camping both at state parks and dispersed camping where you bring it all in and out with you.

Any other fun facts about yourself you’d like to share?

I still spend my summers playing baseball, although I move a little slower these days around the base paths.