Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
May 01, 2023 6:40 PM
Dr. Jon Holmen of Lake Washington School District
Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
On July 1, 2020, Dr. Jon Holmen became the 13th superintendent of the Lake Washington School District.  As the district’s chief executive officer, he provides strategic vision, leadership and direction to an organization serving approximately 32,000 students through 56 schools.  Dr. Holmen will provide Rotarians an update on school district priorities and major activities, and a perspective on responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Holmen started his career in Lake Washington teaching third grade at Benjamin Rush Elementary.  After teaching a number of grades and grade configurations, he served as an assistant to the principal at Christa McAuliffe Elementary and Carl Sandburg Elementary/Discovery Community School, then as principal at Samantha Smith Elementary.  In 2007, he was selected to serve as an associate director of special services, in 2012 as the director of school support for the Redmond Learning Community, and in 2014, as associate superintendent and deputy superintendent.
In 2016, Dr. Holmen graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a doctorate in education.  He holds a master’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in Educational Leadership, and a master’s degree from City University in Teaching. He is a community volunteer previously serving in Redmond West Little League and currently in the city of Redmond as a youth coach.