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.



    Special Needs Parent Groups

    Parent groups are vitally important partners in the education of our students with special needs

    PTSA Special Needs Group

    The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Special Needs Group is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEP) and/or classroom support (504), and parents interested in resources and support for any student with learning challenges. The group meets every month except for December and June. Anyone is welcome to attend these informative meetings, which provide opportunities to:

    • Hear from speakers
    • Learn about resources in the community
    • Network with other parents
    • Keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with special needs

    As meeting topics are determined, details will be posted to the LW Council PTSA website at

    Click here for the LWPTSA Special Needs Parent Brochure.

    For more information and/or to be added to the email list for this group, contact Laurel Spaeth.

    • Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month during the school year, except September, December, February and June (see below for exact dates)
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Where:
      LWSD Resource Center (at Redmond Town Center)
      16250 NE 74th St
      Redmond, WA 98052
    • Date and Room:
      • October 16, 2018 - Board Room Dr. Hitch's Presentation
      • November 20, 2018 - Board Room
      • January 15, 2019 - Board Room
      • February 26, 2019 - Board Room
      • March 19, 2019 - Board Room
      • April 16, 2019 - Board Room
      • May 21, 2019 - Board Room

    PTSA Special Needs liaisons

    It is our goal that every campus in Lake Washington School District have a PTSA Special Needs Liaison. The liaison keeps the families of that school informed of the PTSA Special Needs Group's upcoming monthly meetings. They can often answer a family's questions about special education. To find out the name of your campus PTSA Special Needs Liaison, contact your school PTSA. If your campus does not have a liaison to answer your questions and / or you would like to learn more about becoming a liaison, please contact Laurel Spaeth.

    Liaisons: A district-wide group has been formed on Yahoo Groups to share information about dyslexia. To join, contact Margaret Adams and Judi Radloff. We hope to have additional Yahoo Groups formed for sharing information on other specific areas of interest.

    For questions about special education preschool programs in the district, contact Jodi Jens.