Superintendent's Executive Cabinet
Pete Perez, Assistant Superintendent
Mr. Perez began his career as a teacher in the Othello School District working at Lutacaga Elementary and Othello High School. After eleven years teaching and coaching, he moved into school administration. With his school administrator and superintendent credentials from Washington State University, he spent the last ten years as a school administrator. This includes his time as the planning principal at Wahitis Elementary when it opened in 2012. He has continued his studies and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D Program at WSU.
Pete's primary responsibilities include overseeing the teaching and learning staff; strategic vetting of curriculum and professional development resources; and overseeing various district programs.
Pete and his wife Tari have two children and love to do things as a family, particularly travel when they have the chance. Personally, Pete likes to hunt for waterfowl and deer in the fall.
"I've had the opportunity to work alongside some wonderful teachers and mentors throughout my career. I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that working with young people demands and look forward to an excellent school year."
Sandra Villarreal, Executive Director of Human Resources
Sandra Villarreal comes to the Othello School District (OSD) with over 12 years in the human resources industry. Born and raised in Othello, Sandra completed her K-12 education in the Othello school system. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and General Management from Eastern Washington University. After college, Sandra worked for an international staffing agency as a Recruiter, staffing for various industries in the Spokane region. Sandra then went on to work for Columbia Basin Health Association where she spent 10 years working in the HR department as Benefits Administrator, HR Generalist, and Recruiter. Sandra’s dedication, passion and experience in human resources is instrumental as we work to build, collaborate and foster a diverse work environment that attracts, retains and inspires excellence.