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John Bomar Named New Principal at Cherry Valley Elementary

From L-R: John, Emi, Tai, and Angie Bomar

The Riverview School District is happy to share the news that John Bomar has recently been named as the new principal of Cherry Valley Elementary. Mr. Bomar transitions to Cherry Valley after serving for six years as principal of the Riverview Learning Center (RLC), home to Riverview’s four alternative learning programs – PARADE, CLIP/CLEAR, and CHOICE. Additionally, he has worked as an evaluator of teachers within our district during that time and has become an emerging leader in furthering the district’s mission and vision.

With nearly 25 years of experience in education and school administration, Bomar joined Riverview prior to the 2016-17 school year, after working as an assistant principal for elementary schools in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. He also served as a Dean of Students, counselor, teacher, and coach for Rainier and Olympic Middle Schools in the Auburn School District.

“I am looking forward to new adventures with the Cherry Valley community, but will forever hold the RLC – its staff, students, and families close in my heart,” said Bomar. “It is an honor to be selected as the new principal of Cherry Valley Elementary and I look forward to continuing the work Mrs. Frank and staff have been doing these past years. Having been involved in the evaluation process with many of the Cherry Valley teachers during the last six years, I have seen the progress we are making in creating a strong learning environment where students can feel safe and supported every day.”

Mr. Bomar replaces Michelle Frank, who was named the new Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning in June. Frank departs Cherry Valley after serving as principal there for the last three years.

We congratulate John Bomar on his new role and are excited to see what the future holds for the students, staff, and families in the Cherry Valley Cheetahs community.


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