BEND, Ore. -

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced Friday that Tim Broadbent, currently with the South Lane School District in Cottage Grove, has been selected to become Three Rivers School’s next principal.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to lead Three Rivers School and carry on the great work they are doing there,” said Broadbent.

Broadbent is currently vice-principal at Lincoln Middle School in Cottage Grove. He spent 11-years as a classroom and head teacher at South Lane School District prior to taking on his current role as vice-principal. He is also a Fulbright Teacher who spent a year teaching is Glasgow, Scotland during his early career in education.

Broadbent is active as a volunteer in his community and says he looks forward to immersing himself in the community that make Three Rivers School a great place to teach and learn.

“I am looking forward to building relationships with the students and their families, the staff and the community at large,” He said. “I believe that by all working together we can create an environment where students can achieve at their greatest potential.”

Broadbent will assume his new role with Bend-La Pine Schools on July 1, 2014. Three Rivers School’s current principal, Gayle Vidal, will retire on June 30, 2014 after ten years with the school.