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Central Leadership Team

Contact information and organizational charts for the Lake Washington School District Central Leadership Team

The Central Leadership Team is committed to providing high quality programs and services to Lake Washington School District students, staff, schools and families.

Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent

Dr. Traci Pierce | Superintendent

425-936-1257 | tpierce@lwsd.org

Dr. Pierce serves as Chief Executive Officer, providing strategic vision, leadership, and direction to the district. She is accountable for student and organizational outcomes though the fulfillment of Board established End Results and Executive Limitations Policies. She serves as the Board’s link to the operational organization, assuming authority and responsibility for development and implementation of overall district strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives, and assumes accountability for staff performance, resource management, community and parent involvement, organizational operations and district culture.

Central Leadership Team Organizational Chart


Dr. Jon Holmen, Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Jon Holmen | Deputy Superintendent

425-936-1310 | joholmen@lwsd.org

Dr. Holmen serves as Chief of Staff, overseeing the district’s student and school support services and key operational functions within the district. He provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the district’s departments of School Support, Student Services, Human Resources, Technology Operations, and Communications. He works to ensure effective and efficient district operations in accomplishing strategic goals. Dr. Holmen assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

Operational Services contact information and organizational charts

Student and School Support Services contact information and organizational charts


Matt Manobianco, Associate Superintendent

Matt Manobianco | Associate Superintendent
Student and Professional Learning Services

425-936-1322 | mmanobianco@lwsd.org

Mr. Manobianco serves as Chief Academic Officer, overseeing the district’s instructional program. He provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the departments of Assessment, Evaluation and Research; Innovation, Choice, and Accelerated Programs; College and Career Readiness; and, Professional Learning in accomplishing strategic goals. Mr. Manobianco assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

Student and Professional Learning Services contact information and organizational charts


Mike VanOrden, Associate Superintendent

Mike VanOrden | Associate Superintendent
Student Academic Success Services

425-936-1267 | mvanorden@lwsd.org

Mr. VanOrden serves as Chief Success Officer, overseeing the district’s multi-tiered system of support for students. He provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the departments of Teaching and Learning; Special Services, and Intervention Services in accomplishing strategic goals. Mr. VanOrden assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

Student Academic Success Services contact information and organizational charts


Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent

Barbara Posthumus | Associate Superintendent
Business and Support Services

425-936-1211 | bposthumus@lwsd.org

Ms. Posthumus serves as Chief Financial Officer, providing direct oversight of the district’s financial, business, and related auxiliary services. She ensures the district’s overall financial integrity and stability, assuming leadership in the development and administration of annual and multi-year budgets. She provides leadership and direction to the department of Support Services, ensuring efficacy of capital resources and investments and support for accomplishment of strategic goals. She also oversees the departments of transportation services and nutrition services. Ms. Posthumus assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

Business and Support Services contact information and organizational charts