RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Two veteran school principals have been named to lead the Washoe County School District’s newest schools when they open in August 2020.
Brandon Bringhurst will serve as principal of the new middle school at Arrowcreek, and Heidi Gavrilles will serve as principal at John Bohach Elementary School in Spanish Springs.
“We are happy to announce that these longtime educators have been named to leadership positions in our newest schools,” said WCSD Superintendent Traci Davis. “They will bring a wealth of experience to their roles, and we look forward to welcoming our students to their new schools in August 2020.”
Brandon Bringhurst earned his undergraduate degree in theatre education at Brigham Young University, and his master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University in Texas. He taught middle school and served as a campus instructional specialist, assistant principal, and principal in schools in Killeen, Texas before coming to Washoe County in 2012. He has previously worked as an assistant principal at Reed High School and as principal of Mendive Middle School.
Heidi Gavrilles earned her undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Oregon, her teacher licensure at the University of Northern Iowa, and her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was hired as a teacher for the Washoe County School District in 1999, and has served as a teacher at Virginia Palmer Elementary School, and as a teacher, instructional coach, dean of students, and principal at Lois Allen Elementary School. In 2013, she was named principal of Mathews Elementary School and has also served on numerous District committees and task forces.