BEND, OR -- Bend’s newest elementary school may not have a building yet – or even a name – but, it now has a principal. Kevin Gehrig (pictured) is currently in his 12th year as principal of Pine Ridge Elementary in Bend. At the end of this school year, he will assume leadership of the new 600-seat school scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 near O.B. Riley and Cooley roads.
The appointment sets in motion a shuffle of administrators, with the principal of Rosland Elementary, Rochelle Williams, moving to Pine Ridge; Julie Linhares, principal of Marshall High move will take over at Rosland; and Bend-La Pine Schools Director of Secondary Programs Sal Cassaro will become principal of Marshall.
In other Bend-La Pine Schools principal news, Superintendent Shay Mikalson also announced Monday that Mike Franklin, vice principal at Mountain View High School, has been selected to lead the new small high school that will open next fall on the north end of Bend.