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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 | Superintendent
425-936-1257 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Matt Gillingham | Associate Superintendent
Student and Community Services
425-936-1289 | email@example.com
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.
Barbara Posthumus | Associate Superintendent
Business and Support Services
425-936-1331 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Mike Van Orden | Associate Superintendent
Teaching and Learning Services
425-936-1267 | email@example.com
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.
Sally Askman | Assistant Superintendent
Technology & Information Services
425-936-1285 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Askman serves as the organization’s chief technology and information officer. In her role she provides leadership and direction to three departments, Technology Operations, Technology Integration, and Data, Research and Accountability. These departments together ensure equipment, training, data, and services are available for administrators, teachers, staff and students, and achievement is measured, analyzed, and understood to ensure continuous improvement for all students and organizational outcomes.
Dale Cote | Assistant Superintendent
School Support Services
425-936-1268 | email@example.com
Mr. Cote serves as the Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services. In this role Mr. Cote works directly with the Elementary and Secondary Directors of Education. Together their work is to support students, families, and staff in creating a high-quality learning 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.
Dr. Joy Ross | Assistant Superintendent
425-936-1425 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Joy Ross is the chief human resource officer overseeing the talent acquisition, retention and performance, compliance and labor relations and negotiations efforts of the District. Dr. Ross is committed to fostering a culture and climate in the human resources space that is focused on equitable, strategic partnerships through innovation of practices and systems. The educational successes of students are championed by elevating people and the employee experience by creating thriving workspaces for teachers and staff. Dr. Ross assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.