A Message from your Principal:
Welcome to Bear Cave Intermediate School!
We are in our second year here at our brand new school! We are just as excited this year as we were a year ago, when we first opened our doors!
Bear Cave is a school which features expansive and flexible spaces, innovative learning neighborhoods, a technology-rich environment, and opportunities to learn and grow in a cooperative and collaborative atmosphere. As educators, we explore new approaches to teaching and instruction. Personalized Learning and STEM are just some of the ways we attempt to provide relevant, hands-on learning experiences for our students. Morning Meetings are also an important start to every day in all classes and neighborhoods. We find value in building relationships with students and creating a sense of community within our school.
21st-Century learning is happening here at BCI. We have a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art facility. But what's more exciting is the amazing things occurring within our walls. Come and check it out!
Welcome to the BCIS community!
Sheila McNeill, Principal
Bear Cave Intermediate School
Stewartville Public Schools
Get to Know Mrs. McNeill:
*I was born and raised here in Stewartville, and am a graduate of Stewartville High School.
*My formal education includes:
-a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Winona State University
-a master's degree in curriculum & instruction from the University of Minnesota
-an educational administration K-12 principal license from St. Mary's University
*I was employed by Rochester Public Schools for 16 years. During this time, I held the following positions:
-elementary teacher (3rd and 4th grades)
-university supervisor with RPS and WSU
-K-12 Gifted Services Director
*I have been with Stewartville Public Schools since 2009. During my time here, I have served our school district as:
-New Teacher Mentorship Coordinator
-Talent Development Coordinator
-Principal at Central Intermediate and Bear Cave Intermediate
*I am married and have three adult children and two "in-law" children.
*In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, shopping, and collecting antiques.