New LWSD superintendent announces leadership team for 2012-13
May 4, 2012 · 3:49 PM
Dr. Traci Pierce, who will take over as Lake Washington School District's (LWSD) superintendent on July 1, has announced the district's Central Leadership Team (CLT) for the 2012-13 school year. The new structure and any changes in position will take effect on July 1.
"The CLT is comprised of administrators who work to support students, staff, families, buildings and programs in our district," Pierce said.
She went on to describe the CLT structure as designed to support the strategic work of the district, align and integrate work functions and to strengthen team cohesiveness and opportunities for collaboration.
For 2012-13, there will be three divisions within the CLT:
- Operational Services
- Student and School Support Services
- Student and Professional Learning Services.
Pierce described the changes to the structure as having several purposes, including strengthening professional learning support systems. Professional development for staff has been cut back in past budget cuts.
This new structure also integrates technology into student and professional learning functions to provide better instruction. There is also a new emphasis on intervention programs, creating a new position to focus on those efforts.
Operational Services will continue to be led by Deputy Superintendent Janene Fogard. This area includes business services, facilities and transportation, communications and human resources. Technology operations will move into this division.
Student and School Support Services will be led by Assistant Superintendent Heather Sinclair, who currently serves as the director of school support for the Juanita Learning Community. This division is made up of the directors of school support who work directly with principals in support of their schools as well as the special education director and assistant directors, who lead the special education efforts in the schools.
Dale Cote, principal of Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, will returns to LWSD to fill the director of school support for the Juanita Learning Community position. He was previously assistant principal at Kirkland Junior High and Lake Washington High School.
Assistant Superintendent Matt Manobianco, currently director of curriculum and standards, will lead the Student and Professional Learning Services division. He will oversee the curriculum, assessment and professional development areas. Kelly Pease, currently director of school support for the Redmond Learning Community, will take on a new role as director of intervention programs. This position brings a focus on district programs such as safety net, English Language Learner and other support programs for students. The technology integration staff will also be part of this division. Jon Holmen, currently a special education coordinator, will move into Pease’s director of school support position for next year.
Pierce noted that this new organization of the CLT maintains budget neutrality. There were no additional funds needed for 2012-13 for this new structure when compared to the current structure.