Holmen named new superintendent for LWSD

Dr. Jon Holmen will replace Dr. Jane Stavem, who has resigned from the district and is moving to a superintendent position in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:03pm
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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) board of directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next superintendent.

The decision was announced March 23.

Holmen is currently the district deputy superintendent. According to an LWSD press release, started his career in 1999 teaching third grade at Benjamin Rush Elementary School in Redmond. During his career with LWSD, Holmen has worked in a variety of positions serving students, staff and families in all regions of the district. He 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, the release states.

“I am fortunate to have had the tremendous opportunity to grow, learn and serve alongside outstanding staff, remarkable families and amazing students,” Holmen said in the release. “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.”

According to the release, Holmen has a bachelor of arts in sociology from Seattle Pacific University (SPU), a master’s degree in teaching from City University, a master’s of education in educational leadership from SPU and a doctorate of education from SPU.

“We are excited to offer the position of Superintendent to Dr. Jon Holmen,” LWSD board president Siri Bliesner said in the release. “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. Holmen, according to the release.

Holmen will replace Dr. Jane Stavem, who has resigned from LWSD and is moving to a superintendent position in Sioux Falls, South Dakota effective July 1.

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