BEND, OR -- An assistant principal at Summit High School will take over the top job, in July. Bend-La Pine Schools has named Michael McDonald as Summit’s next Principal, following the departure of Alice DeWittie, who is leaving the district.
McDonald has more than 25 years of experience in education and has been the assistant principal since 2004. Superintendent Shay Mikalson calls McDonald’s leadership style “personal and growth-oriented.” In a statement, Mikalson said, "I look forward to seeing Michael continue the excellent work that has always been a hallmark of the Summit community and student body. Michael is a strong leader and a champion for our students and staff."