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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.  

Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes.

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    Dr. Jon Holmen Named the Next LWSD Superintendent


    Will replace Dr. Jane Stavem as of July 1, 2020

    Jon Holmen

    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.

    Dr. Holmen is currently the Deputy Superintendent of Lake Washington School District. He started his career in 1999 teaching third grade at Benjamin Rush Elementary, located in Redmond, Wash. During his career in Lake Washington, Dr. Holmen has worked in a variety of positions serving students, staff, and families in all regions of the district. Dr. Holmen has served as an Elementary Principal, Associate Director of Special Services, Director of School Support, Associate Superintendent, and, for the last three years, Deputy Superintendent.

    “I am fortunate to have had the tremendous opportunity to grow, learn, and serve alongside outstanding staff, remarkable families, and amazing students,” said Dr. Holmen. “I am humbled and honored to take on the role of Superintendent and continue fostering growth and change as we continue to address the needs of each and every student we serve.”

    Dr. Holmen has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University, a Masters in Teaching from City University, a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Seattle Pacific University and a Doctorate of Education from Seattle Pacific University. 

    “We are excited to offer the position of Superintendent to Dr. Jon Holmen,” stated LWSD Board President Siri Bliesner. “Dr. Holmen brings both experience with our district, and in educational leadership, to continue the progress of our district towards meeting our vision of ‘Every student future ready.’” 

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

    Dr. Holmen will replace Dr. Jane Stavem, who has resigned from Lake Washington School District, and is moving to a Superintendent position in Sioux Falls, South Dakota effective July 1, 2020.

    Read the message from Dr. Holmen.

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    Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second-largest district in the state of Washington, with over 31,100 students in 56 schools.