New interim principal named for Silver Rail Elementary in Bend

Lybe Hawkins

The Bend-La Pine School District has announced that Lava Ridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Lybe Hawkins will be the interim principal at Silver Rail Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.  

Hawkins replaces Megan Filiault, who the district said resigned earlier this summer. 

“Lybe Hawkins is a strong advocate for students and a leader who supports individual needs. She is collaborative and has strong instructional skills,” Superintendent Steven Cook said in a statement. “Lybe Hawkins is also known for her positive outlook and fun, dynamic personality.” 

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In addition to six years as assistant principal at Lava Ridge, Hawkins has served as Student Services coordinator and teacher at Ensworth.

Hawkins has 17 total years of teaching experience, the district said.

“I aim to support students, staff and families in whatever form that takes, be it school-related or life-related. My core belief is that if we lead with our hearts and build positive relationships with students, they will soar beyond our expectations,” Hawkins said in a statement.

Bend-La Pine School District said it will conduct an open recruitment process for a principal in 2023.  


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