Administrative changes in Bethel for 2024


Bethel School District is proud to welcome new administrators to the Bethel team, as well as familiar Bethel administrators to new positions for the coming school year.

Evan Rindy – Assistant Student Services Director 

Evan Rindy, who currently serves as the assistant principal at Shasta Middle School, has been hired to become the Assistant Student Serviced Director. We are thrilled for Evan to take on this role and believe his experience – both as an administrator and educator – as well as the passion he has for serving students, will be a perfect fit for our district team.

Evan has been an integral part of our Bethel team for a long time, serving most recently as the assistant principal at Shasta, an interim principal at Prairie Mountain, Principal at Clear Lake Elementary, as well as a principal for summer programming. Prior to his administrative roles, Evan was a special education teacher at Shasta for several years.

At the same time, we know that Evan has served as an integral part of the Shasta community for the last two years and will be missed! Evan will continue to serve as Shasta’s Assistant Principal through the end of the school year before transitioning to his new role.

Dan Hedberg: Secondary Director of Teaching and Learning

Beginning next school year, Dan will be working as Bethel’s Secondary Director of Teaching and Learning and will be in charge of instruction, assessment, and curriculum for our middle schools and high schools. 

We are thrilled to have Dan step into this position. The passion, leadership, and expertise that have made him an equity-centered and successful coach, teacher and administrator at WHS will now accelerate learning for all of our middle and high school students.

Alyssa Dodds – Willamette High Principal

Alyssa Dodds will be taking over as principal at Willamette High School beginning in the fall. She has served as the Meadow View School Principal for the past two years and has helped to implement strong systems both academically, socially and emotionally. In addition, she has worked to increase student safety and belonging in partnership with  staff, family, and community members. 

Prior to becoming principal at Meadow View, Mrs. Dodds served as an assistant principal at Willamette for three years. She also formerly worked in Springfield Public Schools as a district equity team facilitator, district instructional coach, and a high school language arts teacher at both Springfield and Thurston High Schools. We are so excited to welcome her to her back to Willamette in this new role. 

Heather Hiatt- Meadow View Principal

Heather Hiatt has been appointed as the next principal of Meadow View. We believe Heather will be an excellent addition to our school community and we are eager to welcome her to the Meadow View team.

Heather brings with her a wealth of experience in K-12 education. Currently serving as a special education teacher at César E. Chávez Elementary School in the Eugene School District , she has previously held roles as a middle school principal in Shoreline, Wash., and as a high school assistant principal in both Shoreline and Woodinville, Wash. Her background also includes teaching science at both the middle and high school levels.

One of Heather’s defining characteristics is her commitment to equity and inclusion in education. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to foster a culture of collaboration and ensure that all students have access to quality learning opportunities. Her dedication to student success and her passion for creating and maintaining a positive school climate makes her a great fit for our school.

Echo Groff  – Shasta Middle School Assistant Principal

Echo Groff was selected to serve as the next assistant principal of Shasta. We are thrilled to have her join the Shasta team and believe that she will make a significant impact.

Echo brings with her 17 years of experience as an educator in Bethel, where she has served in various roles including classroom teacher, reading specialist, high school summer school principal, and instructional coach. Known for her student-centered approach and commitment to equity, Echo is dedicated to implementing culturally responsive and research-based practices for all students.