Meet the Superintendent

  • Dr. Lance Gibbon



       Lance W. Gibbon, Ed.D.

       Telephone (425) 831-8007



    Lance W. Gibbon, Ed.D. was hired as Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent on March 31, 2021, following a national search and in-depth interview process. This spring he enjoyed visiting all Snoqualmie Valley schools, and officially joined our district on July 1.


    During his 29-year career in public education, Dr. Gibbon has had a passion for serving a diverse range of students, staff and families. With tenures in Lake Washington, Anacortes and Oak Harbor schools, he is a deeply committed, community-oriented leader. His career includes serving as superintendent, assistant superintendent, elementary principal, assistant principal, professional developer for technology and elementary music teacher. Dr. Gibbon most recently finished his eighth year as superintendent of Oak Harbor Public Schools, a district which serves 6,000 students with 800 staff. During that time, Dr. Gibbon served on a number of state and regional boards and helped the district garner numerous state and national awards. Twice, he was recognized as the Best of Whidbey Community Leader of the Year.


    Dr. Gibbon was born and raised in Washington and loves the Pacific Northwest. He received his masters and doctorate in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Gibbon is also a long-time professional musician and arts supporter. He enjoys singing and playing music with students and performing with local bands. Drawn to the exceptional educational opportunities and reputation of the Snoqualmie Valley School District, Dr. Gibbon and his wife Michelle recently relocated from Whidbey Island to Snoqualmie. Their youngest son graduated from high school during the pandemic and now attends Seattle Pacific University. Their oldest son, a WSU graduate, is a computer programmer in Seattle. The Gibbons enjoy spending time with family, camping in their retro trailer, going to live music events and snowmobiling. They are thrilled about living closer to family and look forward enjoying our beautiful Snoqualmie Valley community.


    School Board President Melissa Johnson swears in Dr. Lance W. Gibbon as Snoqualmie Valley Superintendent, on July 15, 2021.

    Dr. Gibbon takes an oath to serve the Snoqualmie Valley School District on July 15, 2021.