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Mead students experience reading with a simulated vision disability

What does it feel like to have a disability? The Margaret Mead Elementary School PTSA wanted students to be able to empathize with their peers who face mobility, learning or other challenges. As part of Disability Awareness Month, they set up a Disability Awareness Fair with eight learning stations.

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Operational Services

Contact information and organizational charts for Operational Services in LWSD

Beth Pendergrass, DirectorBeth Pendergrass | Director
Communications and Community Engagement

425-936-1342 | bpendergrass@lwsd.org

Ms. Pendergrass provides overall leadership for the district’s communications operations and serves as the district’s Public Information and Communications Officer. She acts as district spokesperson for the media and the public, ensuring timely, reliable, accessible and accurate provision of information and communications. She leads the development, integration, and implementation of the district’s public/media relations and communications plans aligned with district goals and objectives. Ms. Pendergrass assumes responsibility for internal and external district publications; print and social and multi-media communications; and, volunteer community engagement efforts.

Communications and Community Engagement Organizational Chart


Sally Askman, Director

Sally Askman | Director
Technology Operations

425-936-1249 | saskman@lwsd.org

Ms. Askman provides overall leadership for the success of the district’s technology operations, ensuring robust and reliable infrastructure to support student learning and productivity of district staff. She leads the development, integration, and implementation of the district’s technology policies and plans aligned with district goals and objectives. Ms. Askman assumes responsibility for technical and network operations, hardware and software support; data center functions; and, technical applications and technology project management and works collaboratively with technology integration to develop and implement efficient and effective cross-departmental systems and processes.

Technology Operations Organizational Chart


Pat Fowler-Fung, Director

Pat Fowler-Fung | Director
Human Resources

425-936-1266 | pfowler-fung@lwsd.org

Ms. Fowler-Fung provides overall leadership for human resources (HR), assuming responsibility for the processes, policies, and programs that enable the district to recruit, hire, and retain highly effective personnel. Ms. Fowler-Fung assumes responsibility for ensuring positive and collaborative employee and labor relations, as well as efficient and effective HR operations aligned with district goals and objectives. She is responsible for certificated and classified recruitment and hiring; staffing; substitutes; and, compliance with all legal and contractual matters pertaining to employment. Ms. Fowler-Fung serves as the district’s civil rights compliance coordinator, monitoring and coordinating the district’s compliance with non-discrimination laws and policies.

Human Resources Organizational Chart


Jerred Kelly, Associate DirectorJerred Kelly | Associate Director
Human Resources, Classified Staff

425-936-1333 | jerrkelly@lwsd.org

Mr. Kelly works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership for the district’s human resources (HR) and to integrate and implement effective HR operations aligned with district goals and objectives. Mr. Kelly assumes responsibility for classified staffing and employee relations processes and compliance with all legal and contractual matters pertaining to classified employment. Mr. Kelly oversees employment-related processes pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Bill Rosen, Associate DirectorBill Rosen | Associate Director
Human Resources, Certificated Staff

425-936-1344 | wrosen@lwsd.org

Mr. Rosen works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership for the district’s human resources (HR) and to integrate and implement effective HR operations aligned with district goals and objectives. Mr. Rosen assumes responsibility for certificated staffing and employee relations processes and compliance with all legal and contractual matters pertaining to certificated employment.


Emily Young, Associate Director

Emily Young | Associate Director
Human Resources, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

425-936-1224 | emyoung@lwsd.org

Ms. Young works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership for the district’s human resources (HR) and to integrate and implement effective HR operations aligned with district goals and objectives. Ms. Young assumes responsibility for development and implementation of classified and certificated recruiting and strategies and processes, including social media strategies. She collaborates with the Professional Learning department to assist with systems and processes to ensure appropriate onboarding, orientation, and training for new employees.