Pete Perez has been named interim superintendent. On April 12, 2021, our OSD Board of Directors approved a 15 month contract for Mr. Perez to lead the district.
Mr. Perez is a lifelong resident of Othello and has spent his entire educational career in Othello School District. He first served as a paraeducator at Lutacaga Elementary in 1996 and also served as principal at Wahitis Elementary.
Yessenia “Yessy” Gonzalez was raised in Othello Washington since birth. Growing up, Yessy attended schools within the Othello School District and was part of the Othello High School graduating class of 2016. After high school, Yessy enrolled as a student at Central Washington University where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and a double minor in Psychology and Sociology. Prior to her tenure at the Othello School District, Yessy served as the Building Secretary at Livingston Elementary School within the Pasco School District for two years. Yessy comes to the school district with background and experience in education. Her long term goal is to one day become a teacher and then a principal within the Othello School District. Yessy is a great asset to the Othello team.