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Baptiste takes the helm at Vale Elementary School

VALE – The Vale School Board recently hired Leo Baptiste as principal of Vale Elementary School.

Baptiste comes to Vale after serving as principal at Dufur, a position he held since 2013.

“It was a tough decision to leave Dufur, but Vale has that small town feeling,” Baptiste said. “I also wanted to give my children more opportunities as they are getting older and want to do things available around the Vale area.”

Baptiste also wanted to be in an area where he could pursue his passion for rodeo and roping.

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