Bulletin Staff Report

Pacific Crest Middle School Vice Principal Lisa Birk will lead the west Bend school as its new principal starting in July.

Birk was named on Thursday morning as the successor to departing Pacific Crest principal Chris Boyd, who will be the principal for Bend’s fourth high school, which will open in southeast Bend in fall 2021.

“I am proud of the culture we have built at Pacific Crest and I’m excited to continue to work alongside our dedicated and talented staff members to create powerful, meaningful and relevant experiences for our students,” Birk said in a Bend-La Pine Schools press release.

Before becoming Pacific Crest’s vice principal four years ago, Birk served as an assistant principal and student services coordinator at Bear Creek Elementary School for four years. She taught for six years prior to that.