Karl Bowman, assistant principal at Northridge Elementary School in Orem, has been named as an elementary principal in the Alpine District. Luana Searle, administrator over elementary schools for the district, said Bowman's specific assignment to a school will be made later.

Bowman started his career in education with the Nebo School Distrct in 1983. He came to Alpine District in 1985 where he taught third grade at Northridge Elementary School. He has also been involved with the Spanish immersion program and extended-day scheduling. He has been assistant principal since 1987.He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from the University of Utah.