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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. Jane Stavem, Superintendent

    Dr. Jane Stavem | Superintendent

    425-936-1257 | jstavem@lwsd.org

    Dr. Stavem 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 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,  Human Resources, Technology Operations, Technology Integration, and Data, Research and Accountability. 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.

    School and Operational Services Division

     

    Matt Gillingham, Associate Superintendent

    Matt Gillingham | Associate Superintendent
    Student and Community Services

    425-936-1322 | mgillingham@lwsd.org

    Mr. Gillingham provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the departments of Student Service; Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion; Athletics and Activities; Risk, Health, Safety and Security; and Communications. Mr. Gillingham 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 Community Services Division

     

    Mike VanOrden, Associate Superintendent

    Mike Van Orden | Associate Superintendent
    Teaching and Learning Services

    425-936-1267 | mvanorden@lwsd.org

    Mr. Van Orden 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. Van Orden assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

    Teaching and Learning Services Division

     

    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 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. 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 Division