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District Superintendent

Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes

District Superintendent


Phone: 360.263.2131

Fax: 360.263.1140

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!

Thank you,

Dave Holmes,

Superintendent, La Center School District.