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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors interviewed five semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Friday, June 22. As a result, the Board has selected three finalists to advance in the process.

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    Dr. Jane Stavem Named the Next LWSD Superintendent


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    Dr. Jane StavemRedmond, Wash. - The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

    “We want to thank all the staff, parents, employee groups, students, partners, and community members who participated in the superintendent search process,” said Siri Bliesner, President, LWSD Board of Directors. “We appreciate everyone who took time to participate in the process, to submit questions, and provide feedback following the town halls. Your input was very valuable to the board in making its decision.”

    On June 28 and June 29, three finalist candidates were invited back to the District for a Town Hall, staff meet and greets and a second interview with the Board, before the Board of Directors made the final hiring decision. At a special public meeting in the evening, the Board voted unanimously to extend the offer to Dr. Stavem.

    Dr. Stavem is currently Associate Superintendent for Instruction at Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, read her biography here.

    “We are extremely excited for Dr. Stavem to be the next superintendent of Lake Washington School District.” Bliesner said. ”It was an exhaustive search with a diverse range of qualified candidates, and the Board feels Dr. Stavem is the best choice for the future of our district and for our students' education.”

    The next step in the process is to finalize an employment contract between the Board and Dr. Stavem.

    Dr. Stavem will replace Dr. Traci Pierce, who will move into the position of Director, College and Career Readiness, this summer.