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Bear River secures new Campus Supervisor

Ralph Lewis, a staff member at Bear River for the last three years, has passed away. Photo by Massiel Chavez

The school is saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new.

Bear River has welcomed Ralph Lewis, the new campus supervisor. Mr. Lewis has come from Placer High school and has replaced Sylvia Ramirez.

Principal Dr. Amy Besler gladly expressed her thoughts of Mr. Lewis.

“I could not be more delighted to have Ralph on our team at Bear River,” she said. “He is enthusiastic, fun, interested in getting to know kids, helpful, hard-working, and dedicated. On top of all of that, he happens to be a fantastic dancer! I’m willing to overlook the fact that he is a Denver Broncos fan.”

Vice Principal Cathy Peterson agreed with Dr. Besler.

“I think that Ralph Lewis is an incredible addition to Bear River High School,” she said. “A quick observation of Ralph clearly reflects his love for working with young people.  He has clear expectations, and he is willing to take time with students in order to answer any questions.  He is a very compassionate individual, and he is eager to be of help to make young people become respectful, productive adults. Ralph is a team player in all things he does.”

Students had good things to say about Mr. Lewis as well.

“I think Ralph is a great addition to our school,” Madison Templeton, a junior, said. “He is a super nice person, and I really like how he comes up and talks to just about everyone and he’s just a very approachable person and I like how he circles around the campus and makes sure everybody is safe.” 

Another junior, Ally Lang, agreed with Templeton.

“Ralph talks more to the students and he’s not so mean,” she said. “I don’t know, this could be his first time but he’s just more chill and he seems to be interested in the daily life of the students.” 

“I like that he’s sarcastic and really funny and outgoing he will just come up to you and start talking,” junior Madison Brown commented. “Ralph is more easygoing (than Ramirez). He’s not as strict, I mean he is strict in a way, it’s fun. Sylvia would just come up to you and take you to the office and Ralph will talk to you about your outfit.”

Mr. Lewis is enjoying his new place in the Bear River community.

“They treat me well, very welcoming. I’m glad to be here,” said Mr. Lewis about the Bruins he’s been interacting with. 

He also commented on how Bear River compares to Placer.

“(The) Size, personalities of the kids, (and) interacting with the kids in a completely different way than it was with kids at Placer,” Mr. Lewis said.

 Dr. Besler had only praise for Mr. Lewis.

“Ralph is definitely his own person and will create his own legacy in no time,” she said. “Already, I can see that students are enjoying getting to know him, which is so important.”

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