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Welcome Message From Dr. Bean

Dear Current and Potential Families,

I have spent the last 24 years serving Southern California communities and students. Education has always been my passion – so much so that I devoted my life to it.

I have devoted my career to education, serving California’s students as a teacher, principal, education consultant and superintendent.  Having grown up as an English language learner and as a student with a disability, I possess a deep personal connection to all students. My belief is to unleash the potential in every student through an inclusive and rigorous education, rooted in dual immersion and 21st Century competencies like STEAM.​

My proven track record includes:

  • In education for 24 years
  • Teacher for four years
  • Principal for 10 years at two schools
  • Associate Superintendent for Aspire Los Angeles for 2 years
  • Superintendent for Aspire Public Schools, Los Angeles for 3 years
  • Master’s in education leadership from Loyola Marymount UniversityDoctorate in Leadership at CSUF

This is my first year with IIA and I am very excited about its mission and vision. Our students deserve a world-class education that will grow them to be an active and productive global citizen in this space-aged world. I would love to connect with any current or future families of our school.

Please join us.

Humbly yours,

Dr. Stefan Bean
Executive Director and Principal