Anissa Wiseman, who previously was the head of student services at Pine Ridge Elementary, will be the principal at Bear Creek for the next year, regardless of what the school board decides on the employment of former principal Matt Montoya.
"As the leader, the interim leader, I want to focus on all positive things like how the staff and community can support the kids. I want to work on continuing the programs here. It is a situation I'm not invovled in, so I can't really comment on that other piece."
The other piece has to do with Montoya's fate, which is still up in the air.
His wife, Jen, was at the meet and greet as a parent, since her son goes to Bear Creek.
"A couple weeks ago the school district sent out a statement that they have selected an interim principal, Anissa. But now she's speaking as if she's got the permanent job, So no, I did not get a clear answer as to why."
The school board is scheduled to disucss whether principal Montoya will be fired at their next board meeting August 20th.
The school district has refused to say why they are looking at firing Montoya -- saying it is a personnel matter.