BEND, OR -- The Bend-La Pine School District has narrowed down its four finalists to replace Superintendent Ron Wilkinson, when he retires this summer. One is Shay Mikalson, the current assistant superintendent of secondary programs for Bend-La Pine Schools. Other finalists include Dr. Robert Hess, the current superintendent of the Lebanon Community School District in western Oregon; Dr. Consuelo Yvonne Curtis, who is the current superintendent of Forest Grove School District in northwest Oregon; and Dr. Sloan Presidio, an assistant superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.
The four candidates will hold public "meet and greets" in Bend, next week. The new superintendent will begin July 1st.
Meet and Greet Schedule:
Curtis: Tuesday, March 3, 4:30-6 p.m. at Rosland Elementary; Wednesday, March 4, 4-6 p.m. at the Education Center.
Mikalson: Wednesday, March 4, 4:30-6 p.m. at Rosland Elementary; Thursday, March 5, 4-6 p.m. at the Education Center.
Hess: Thursday, March 5, 4:30-6 p.m. at Rosland Elementary; Friday, march 6, 4-6 p.m. at the Education Center.