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Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.

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    District Leadership Team

    The district leadership team is committed to providing high quality programs and services to Lake Washington School District students, staff, schools and families.

    Dr. Jon Holmen

    Dr. Jon Holmen | Superintendent

    425-936-1257 | joholmen@lwsd.org

    Dr. Holmen serves as Chief Executive Officer, providing strategic vision, leadership, and direction to the district. He is accountable for student and organizational outcomes though the fulfillment of Board established End Results and Executive Limitations Policies. He 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.

     

    Scott Beebe

    Scott Beebe | Deputy Superintendent
    Student, School and Instructional Services

    425-936-1217 | sbeebe@lwsd.org 

    Mr. Beebe 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; Elementary and Secondary Schools; and Technology in accomplishing strategic goals developing a connected and tiered support system for students. This position assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

     

    Matt Gillingham, Associate Superintendent

    Matt Gillingham | Deputy Superintendent
    Equity, Community and Talent Strategy

    425-936-1289 | mgillingham@lwsd.org

    Mr. Gillingham provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the departments of Student Service; Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion; Risk, Health, Safety and Security; Special Services; Talent Strategy 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.

     

    Dale Cote

    Dale Cote | Associate Superintendent
    Student, School and Instructional Services

    425-936-1268 | dcote@lwsd.org

    Mr. Cote serves as the Associate Superintendent of Student, School and Instructional Services. In this role, Mr. Cote works directly with the Elementary and Secondary Directors of Education, Director of Data, Research and Accountability, and the Director of Athletics and Activities. Together their work is to support students, families, and staff in creating a high-quality learning and extracurricular experience for students. The School Support Services Division collaborates across divisions to develop and implement our district strategic goals and objectives. Mr. Cote also oversees our Choice School programs.

     

    Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent

    Barbara Posthumus | Associate Superintendent
    Business and Support Services

    425-936-1331 | 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.

     

    Dr. Joy Ross

    Dr. Joy Ross | Associate Superintendent
    Talent Strategy and Communications

    425-936-1425 | joross@lwsd.org

    Dr. Ross provides vision, leadership and direction and is responsible for the success of the departments of Human Resources (Talent Strategy) and Communications. She assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors. Through the divisions of Talent Strategy and Communications, Dr. Ross is committed to fostering a culture and climate that is focused on equitable and strategic processes and promoting innovative systems that elevate effective Human Resources and Communication practices.

     

    TBD | Associate Superintendent
    Instructional Services