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    Willette Douglas Principal - Willette Houston

    Welcome to Bear Creek Elementary School! My name is Willette Houston and I am thrilled to be your new Principal. For those of you who do not know me this will be my fifth year at Bear Creek. I am a native of St. Petersburg and a product of Pinellas County Schools. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Florida and Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University. My 15 plus years of educational experience in the Pinellas County School district includes: classroom teacher, Reading Coach, Curriculum Specialist, Title I Facilitator, School-wide Coach, and four years as the Assistant Principal of Bear Creek. During the 2014-2015 school year, I was named Assistant Principal of the Year for all of Pinellas County.

    100% student success is our vision and it is our job as administrators, teachers and staff members to provide all students with a challenging, high-quality education for their academic and vocational success. As we move forward as a family and community, I know without a doubt that Bear Creek is on the way to an “A”! I ask for your continued support and participation in this effort. It is essential that your child is in attendance daily, arrives on time, and is prepared for learning. With our dedicated staff, teacher expertise, high expectations and parental involvement, every student will reach his or her full potential. I am looking forward to a great school year.

     Thank you in advance,

    Principal Houston


    Assistant Principal - Nikishia Dixon


    My name is Nikishia Dixon, the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Bear Creek Elementary School! I am honored to join you in striving for academic excellence. I look forward to working with each of you to provide the best possible educational program for our students.

    While I am new to Bear Creek, I am local here in the St. Petersburg community. I was born and raised in south St. Petersburg, a product of Pinellas County Schools. I possess over fourteen years of educational experience in the elementary grades. I am a proud graduate of the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus. I hold two Master’s degrees; one in Elementary Math and Science Education and one in Educational Leadership. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Bear Creek community and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure success for all students.

    My goal as your Assistant Principal is to work with all stakeholders to support 100% student success. You can expect from me, leadership that will facilitate a nurturing, safe school environment where the needs of each individual learner is addressed. I look forward to working with each of you. You are a vital piece to our puzzle of success. Together, we can ensure academic success and maintain our status of Bear Creek being a great place learn!

    Your partner in education, Nikishia Dixon Assistant Principal