Brooke French, Principal
Brooke is in her 15th year in education and has served an an English Language Arts teacher, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Dual Language Elementary Principal. She has been in the Othello School District since 2015 and in the Columbia Basin since 2003 with her husband and three children. Brooke's undergraduate education was completed at Bringham Young University. Her master's degree in teaching was obtained through Whitworth University, as well as a Professional Certification, National Board Certification, and Administration Certification. She is thrilled to be the Principal at Robert McFarland Middle School. Her goal is for students and staff to grow together in teaching and learning.
Carlos Gonzalez, Assistant Principal
Carlos M. Gonzalez, Jr. is entering his 16th year as an educator and will be serving the students and community of Othello as the Assistant Principal of McFarland Middle School. Mr. Gonzalez began his career in education as a Health and Fitness teacher and also served as a Reading Intervention Specialist from 2002-2007. In 2007, Mr. Gonzalez earned the Assistant Principal position at Othello High School until becoming the Principal of Othello High School in 2012. He served as the Principal of Othello High School from 2012 to 2016. He served as the Principal of Clarkston High School in the 2016-2017 school year and returned to Othello for this new school year. Mr. Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University in 2000 and his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Washington State University Tri-Cities in 2005. Mr. Gonzalez is a product of Othello and graduated from Othello High School in 1995. He is excited to return to his hometown with his wife, Marci, and four boys, Bo, Ezra, Mateo and Elias. With ten years of administration experience at the high school level, Mr. Gonzalez is excited to bring his experiences in effective teaching practices, AVID, Professional Learning Communities, Special Education and 504, English Language Learning and student discipline and behavioral interventions to McFarland Middle School. He is an athletics and activities enthusiast and loves the whole school experience and looks forward to supporting the Othello School District's vision of developing our students toward global competencies.