About Superintendent Bond

Dave BondDave Bond has led the Kennewick School District as its superintendent since 2008.

Mr. Bond has effectively managed the district’s financial health and operations while meeting the educational needs of nearly 19,000 Kennewick children in one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Washington.

To keep pace with the growth, the district has either newly built or replaced 15 schools during his tenure and now has more than 2,600 staff members meeting the diverse needs of students.

Mr. Bond began working in Kennewick in 2001 and has held other administrative positions, including assistant superintendent for secondary education and the principal of Kamiakin High School.

Prior to joining Kennewick School District, Mr. Bond served the Richland School District as a teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, and principal at Hanford High School.

Mr. Bond earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Seattle Pacific University and his superintendent’s credential from Washington State University.

He and his wife, Carmen, are proud of their three children - all graduates of Kamiakin High School - and their three grandchildren.

About Deputy Superintendent Pierce

Dr. Traci Pierce was chosen in May 2019 to be the Kennewick School District's   Dr. Traci Pierce
next superintendent. She will work alongside Mr. Bond as the deputy superintendent 
until he retires during the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Pierce spent 24 years in the Lake Washington School District, including six as the superintendent. She led the Seattle area district through a period of
transformational enrollment growth while shepherding it through a switch to a K-5 elementary, 6-8 middle school and four-year high school system and overseeing development of a long-term facility strategy and funding plan that led to three successful levy and bond campaigns.

Dr. Pierce joined the Lake Washington district as a teacher, and then became an
assistant principal, principal, instructional technology coordinator, teaching and
learning director, chief schools officer and deputy superintendent before moving
into the superintendent post.

She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and a
superintendent certificate from the University of Washington, as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership from City University in Bellevue.

She and her husband, Sherman, have been married for almost 27 years.


(509) 222-5020

Department Contacts

Dave Bond
(509) 222-6550
Dr. Traci Pierce
Deputy Superintendent
(509) 222-6550
Patty Lord
(509) 222-5020