PSD to Welcome Two New Principals for 2019-20 School Year


Two Pasco Schools will have new principals beginning July 1.

Jamie Bacon will be the principal for the brand-new Three Rivers Elementary when it opens to students in August. Bacon has spent the last few years serving as an Assistant Principal, first at Longfellow Elementary and currently at Frost Elementary.

Prior to that, Bacon served as an elementary instructional coach at Longfellow and Chess Elementary. Bacon started her PSD career in 1999, and has served as a teacher at McGee, Angelou and Chess Elementary schools, as well as McLoughlin Middle School. “We have a unique opportunity because we get to establish Three Rivers’ first mission and vision statement, and we get to be on the ground floor for building the school’s culture,” Bacon says. “I’m really looking forward to working  collaboratively with our team as we work to define who we are and what our vision is for our school.”

Omar Escalera will be the new principal at Frost Elementary, replacing Robin Hay who will serve as the principal of Columbia River Elementary when it opens in the 2020-21 school year. Escalera is currently an Assistant Principal at Pasco High School, a position he has held for the last two years.

Prior to that, Escalera served as a dual-language teacher in the district at both Angelou Elementary and McLoughlin Middle School. In 2016, Escalera was named the ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year. Escalera started his career with Pasco Schools in 2000, working as a paraeducator at Longfellow Elementary.

Escalera says there are three things that he’s excited about with this new challenge. “I am excited about continuing the leadership legacy in the  Pasco School district,” Escalera says. “I’m also excited about serving my community and having an opportunity to impact the academic, social and emotional learning of all students, but especially vulnerable student populations and their families.”

Jamie Bacon   Omar Escalera

                       Jamie Bacon                                                  Omar Escalera



Posted: April 19, 2019