Three Finalists Named for Principal of Cascade Middle School; online forum set

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Students, staff, and community members are invited to meet the three finalists for principal at Cascade Middle School during a virtual forum on Monday, January 31 at 5 p.m.

Attendees will have the chance to see the nominees’ presentations and give their thoughts on the finalists.

Finalist details:

Richard Cedar is currently Principal of Toledo Junior/Senior High School in Newport, a position he has held for three years. Previously, he was Vice Principal at Taft Middle/High School for two years and Program Director and School Liaison for Oregon GEAR UP for two years. Ceder also served as a school counselor and district testing coordinator in Gaston, Oregon for nine years.

Gabe Pagano is currently acting principal at Cascade Middle School, a position he has held since November 2021. Previously, Pagano served as vice principal at Bend Senior High for three years, vice principal/athletic director at Summit High School for one year. , athletic director at Summit for seven years. He also has seven years of teaching experience.

David Wallace is currently Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Tillamook School District, a position he has held for the past year. Previously, he was Principal of Jefferson Middle School for five years, Vice Principal of Mount Horeb Middle School for two years, Vice Principal and Transportation Director of Rock River International School for one year. He also has 14 years of teaching experience.

The new principal will take office July 1, following principal Stephen DuVal, who now serves as director of college and career preparation for Bend-La Pine Schools.

Access to forums

  • Link: (Note: If prompted, the event number is 2621 496 0931 and the password is CMS2022)
  • Contact by phone: 408-418-9388 / access code: 2621 496 0931

Attendees will be muted, but can ask questions via the WebEx chat feature. At the end of the event, participants will have the opportunity to give their opinion on the candidates.