Public Invited to ‘Meet and Greet’ Desert View Principal Candidates


Hermiston School District will host a “meet and greet” event with finalists for the Desert View Elementary principal position.

The meet and greet session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, in Desert View’s library, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., and is open to staff and community members. Finalists Daniel Greenough and Bruce Neil will be present, while Mona Berry and Paul Grimaud will not be able to make it.

Meet and greet attendees are asked to remain for the entire duration, in order to meet all candidates and provide feedback to the selection committee through anonymous comment cards.

The four finalists are:

Mona Berry

The Global Educational Excellence in Michigan currently employs Berry as a director of curriculum and instruction. She was a teacher for three years and later promoted to building principal for Multicultural Academy in Michigan.

Berry is currently a doctorate candidate (ABD) in instructional leadership at Northcentral University. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Eastern Michigan University.

Daniel Greenough

Greenough currently serves as principal for Pendleton High School and Hawthorne Alternative School in Pendleton. He was the high school principal for the Athena School District for four years, and a mathematics teacher and department head for the Bendle Public Schools for five years before moving to the Pacific Northwest.

Greenough holds a continuing education, educational administration certification from Concordia University-Chicago and a master of arts in K-12 administration from Michigan State University.

Paul Grimaud

Grimaud currently serves as the vice principal for American Creativity Academy in Kuwait. For two years he was the department head for second grade.

Grimaud holds a master’s degree in elementary education and cross-certification in Art Education from the University of Bridgeport, as well as a certificate of advanced graduate study in Advanced Educational Leadership and Management from the University of New England.

Bruce Neil

For the past year, Neil has served as the interim principal for Ferndale Elementary School. Prior to that Neil was the superintendent and elementary principal for the Cove School District for five years. He has been the Dean of Students, Assistant Principal at Central Middle School in Milton Freewater.

Neil holds an administrative license from Lewis and Clark College. He has a master’s degree in curriculum development and leadership from Eastern Washington University.