Richland names new elementary principal

Bobbi Buttars has been named principal of Jefferson Elementary School for the Richland School District, and the principal at Enterprise Middle School also will be changing jobs.

Buttars has been an assistant principal at Hanford High since 2008. She also taught Spanish there from 2002-08 and was dance team coach.

Also Friday, the district announced Tony Howard has been named executive director of human resources.

Howard has been the principal at Enterprise Middle School since 2007, and was previously the principal of Tenino Middle School in the Tenino School District.