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About Superintendent Pierce

Dr. Traci Pierce has served as Kennewick School District Superintendent since Jan. 1, 2020.

Before coming to Kennewick, 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 master’s degree in educational leadership from City University and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and a superintendent certificate from the University of Washington.

She and her husband, Sherman, married in 1992 and reside in Kennewick.


Superintendent's Student Advisory Council 

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council includes student representatives from all Kennewick School District high schools. The group meets monthly with the superintendent and other district leaders, providing the opportunity for district leaders to hear directly from the students they serve. Both district leaders and student members bring topics for discussion. Student members provide input and feedback, share ideas and perspectives, and ask questions.

Meet this year's council


Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5020

Dr. Traci Pierce
(509) 222-6550

Patty Lord
(509) 222-5020