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Curtis finalist for job at Bend-LaPine schools

Forest Grove School District Superintendent Yvonne Curtis is one of four finalists for the superintendent job in central Oregon's Bend-LaPine School District.

Yvonne CurtisCurtis will spend two days in Bend next week interviewing with the district's search committee and at "meet-and-greet" opportunities with school district patrons, according to a story on the website of Bend's newspaper, The Bulletin.

Curtis has been superintendent in Forest Grove since 2009. Previous to that she worked as an administrator in the Eugene School District, as a principal in Redmond, and a teacher in Bend.

Curtis also sits on the Oregon Education Investment Board, created in 2011 by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber to build a unified system of education in Oregon from birth to college and career.

The other three candidates for the position are Sloan Presidio, a former principal at Hillsboro High School and currently assistant superintendent of schools in Fairfax, Virginia; Rob Hess from Lebanon Community School District; and Shay Mikalson, an assistant superintendent at Bend-LaPine.

A decision will be announced at the Bend-LaPine School Board meeting on March 10, The Bulletin reported.

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