About Superintendent Pierce

Dr. Traci Pierce was chosen in May 2019 to be the Kennewick School District's next superintendent, taking over the position on 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 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 about 27 years.

Traci Pierce Portrait


(509) 222-5020

Department Contacts

Dr. Traci Pierce
(509) 222-6550
Patty Lord
(509) 222-5020