BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine School District officials have named five finalists for principal at Sky View Middle School. They include three current assistant principals from within the district, the current principal at Madras High and a middle school principal in the Three Rivers School District in Southern Oregon.
Brian Uballez is currently the assistant principal at Sky View, a position he's held for eight years. Prior to that, he was the assistant principal at High Desert Middle School in Bend.
Brian Cook has been an assistant principal at Bend Senior High for seven years. He's also worked as a teacher in Bend, Redmond and Portland.
Scott Olszewski has served as an assistant principal at Mountain View High School for three years. He was also the dean of students at Pilot Butte Middle School in Bend for four years.
Damian Crowson has been principal of Lincoln Savage Middle School in Three Rivers School District in Grants Pass for four years. He is also the administrator for the district's alternative programs.
Sarah Braman-Smith is currently the principal of Madras High, where she has led the school for four years. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at MHS for five years. Most recently, Jefferson County 509J officials announced Braman-Smith would be transferred to the Warm Springs K-8 Academy when that school's principal retires this summer. However, that decision has led to a backlash by some MHS teachers, including protests at recent school board meetings.
The new Sky View principal will begin July 1, when current principal Scott Edmondson will become principal of RE Jewell Elementary.
Bend-La Pine School officials will host a "meet the principal candidates" forum tonight at Sky View Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m.