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Welcome Message From Dr. Bean

Dear Current and Potential Families,
I am delighted to address you today, having dedicated the past 24 years to serving the vibrant communities and remarkable students of Southern California. Education has always been my unwavering passion, a calling that has driven me to devote my entire life to its pursuit.
Throughout my career as a teacher, principal, education consultant, and superintendent, I have had the privilege of positively impacting the lives of countless students in California. My personal journey as an English language learner and a student with a disability has fostered a deep connection with every student I encounter. It is this connection that fuels my belief in unleashing the immense potential within each and every student through an education that is inclusive, rigorous, and firmly rooted in the principles of dual-immersion and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
The philosophy of dual-immersion lies at the core of our educational approach at IIA. We believe in the power of embracing diverse languages and cultures, providing our students with a unique opportunity to become bilingual and bicultural individuals. By nurturing their linguistic abilities, we enable them to navigate a globalized world with confidence, empathy, and a deep understanding of different perspectives.
Furthermore, our commitment to STEAM education equips students with the skills and competencies essential for success in the 21st century. Through hands-on experiences and innovative learning opportunities, we foster their creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. Our students become fearless explorers of knowledge, equipped to tackle complex challenges and contribute meaningfully to an ever-evolving society.
As I embark on this exciting journey with IIA, I am filled with profound enthusiasm. Our organization is deeply committed to providing our students with a world-class education that empowers them to become active and productive global citizens. I invite all current and future families to join us in this remarkable endeavor.
Together, let us cultivate a community that embraces diversity, nurtures curiosity, and unlocks the extraordinary potential within each and every child.
With unwavering dedication and heartfelt anticipation,
Dr. Stefan Bean
Executive Director and Principal
Dr Stefan Bean