It is indeed my pleasure to have your child in our class.  I want to keep the lines of communication open enabling us all to have a fabulous year.  With tender care each of these young seeds will flourish and blossom.

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Ms. Becca Gill

1st Grade

This is my first year as a part of the BICS family and I couldn't be more excited!  I moved to San Diego last summer from Virginia Beach, VA.  Back home in Virginia I taught preschool for six years and then transitioned into teaching 2nd grade for three years and 3rd grade for one year before moving here.  I am all about hands-on learning in the classroom and enjoy creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences for my students.  I am looking forward to having an incredible school year!

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Mrs. Jamie Barber

2nd Grade

I want to welcome you to my 3rd&4th Grade class.  This is my 11th year teaching at Barona Indian Charter School.  I am looking forward to a fantastic school year.  

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Ms. Josy Valdez

5th/6th Grade

Hello BICS families!


I am Ms. Valdez and I am very excited to be joining the team this year as the 5 /6 combo teacher! I come to you with a diverse background of teaching experiences that I hope to bring into the classroom. I graduated from SDSU in June 2016 with my Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Development and again this past December with my multiple subject credential. I strive to incorporate the concept of growth mindset as much as possible in the classroom and can’t wait to see what these fifth and sixth grades can do! 

When I am not in the classroom I enjoy going to the dog park with my two fur children, hanging out with family, listening to country music, and anything Disney! I look forward to meeting the students and family and getting this new year started! 

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Mrs. Krystal Hoffmann

7th/8th Grade

I am so thrilled to be a part of the BICS team this year! I have 5 years of teaching under my belt. I have been teaching middle school for the last 4 years and I’m excited to continue doing so. I received my general and special education degrees from Northern Arizona University in May of 2013. I completed my student teaching in the Lakeside School District and have been eager to return since then! I look forward to trying new things in class this year and incorporating a lot of technology and fun!


Outside of teaching, I love all things Disney, cooking, country music, and spending time with my family! Let’s have a great year!

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Renee Myers

Attendance, Health, & Registrar

This is my 5th year at Barona Indian Charter School.  I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade at San Diego Unified School District.  My favorite thing about BICS is that we are a small school.  I know every student and we feel like a family.  If you ever have any questions, or need my help please feel free to give me a call or email me:


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