About

Mission Statement
Bear Educational Services & Training exists to provide learning experiences to learners of all ages and employment opportunities to educators of all types.
Julie Dawson-Parlee
Julie has worked in a variety of educational settings over 20+ years ranging from preschool to university level, teaching in home schools, charter schools, private schools, public schools, Special Education, Adult Education, English as a Second Language, and on ski slopes! She holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in English, specializing in Teaching Writing. In addition to her passion for education, she is the founder of Community Advocates of Big Bear (CABB), sings with the Big Bear Chorale, directs KidzZone and is a Music Team member at the Journey Church Big Bear, and is a volunteer ski coach for disabled skiers with United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC).
Janna Saderup
Janna spent 17 years in public education as a College & Career Specialist, Financial Aid Adviser, Career Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator and County Liaison, Recruitment Placement Specialist for post-secondary options, Career Fair & Field Day Coordinator, planner for a variety of events, and adviser to clubs and classes. She also has decades of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, and business & office management. A lifelong Big Bear resident and Big Bear High School alumna, Janna is active with Community Advocates of Big Bear (CABB), enjoys all the recreational activities of mountain living, and is passionate about bringing new educational and employment opportunities to the area.