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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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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. 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

    425-936-1289 | mgillingham@lwsd.org

    Mr. Gillingham provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for success of the departments of Student Service; Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion; 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