Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the La Center School District and our webpage.
My name is Dave Holmes and I feel fortunate to lead one of the most outstanding school districts in the state. I began my time in La Center as a substitute teacher during the 1992-93 school year. I served as the High School Principal for twelve years and the Assistant Superintendent for 4 years until 2014. The experience gave me a unique historical perspective on our community and schools as I watched our small rural community in north Clark County transform into a larger bedroom community.
After leaving La Center, I served as Superintendent of the Three Rivers School District in southern Oregon for two years before returning as the La Center Superintendent at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. I brought back with me a vision of how to maximize possibilities and opportunities for our district. We want to move in a positive direction with exceptional outcomes in spite of the growth and change facing our community. The school board and I believe in listening to stakeholders and gathering input from all levels of the community. I would encourage you to contact me anytime you have issues that aren’t resolved at the building level or if you have ideas that might help us make our district better. I frequently send out surveys or letters to communicate with parents and stakeholders and I would again, encourage you to take part or respond when you have comments. Our district continues to focus on creating graduates who are confident, self-reliant, life-long learners, but we are faced with many challenges to our system.
I would encourage everyone to be involved in our schools in order to help us implement the vision of the community as a whole. We have many volunteer opportunities in our buildings if you have time and interest and we’d love to have you!
Superintendent, La Center School District.