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Amii Thompson

Bainbridge Island School District Superintendent 206-780-1050


In December 2023, following the resignation of Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen, the school board appointed Assistant Superintendent Amii Thompson as BISD’s Superintendent. Amii is a talented administrator whose dedication to the district is incredibly high. She has worked at BISD for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, including Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Elementary, principal of x̌alilc Elementary and taught first and second grades. Relationship-building is at the core of her work and her student-focused leadership is in alignment with BISD's District Improvement Plan. 

BISD's Board of Directors has decided to wait until late Fall 2024/ early Winter 2025 to begin the hiring process for a permanent superintendent. The superintendent search process is time-intensive and a key aspect of the process is receiving input from students, staff and the community. Given all that BISD is facing during the 2023-24 school year, the board did not feel there was collective capacity to run a meaningful search. As such, Amii will continue as superintendent through the 2024-25 school year. 

The Role of the Superintendent's Office

The main responsibilities of the Superintendent's Office include:

  • Secretary to the Board of Directors
  • Coordination of School Board meetings
  • Maintenance of School Board policies and procedures
  • Leadership and support in Human Resources
  • District ombudsman
  • Liaison for school/community groups
  • Employee progressive discipline and due process
  • Coordination of certificated staff recruitment program
  • Collective bargaining and employee regulations
  • New teacher orientation
  • Student discipline hearing officer
  • Title IX and Affirmative Action Officer
  • District media liaison
  • Oversees district communications and public relations

Superintendent Department Staff

Name Title Email Phone
Amii Thompson Superintendent 206-780-1050
Lani Chaffee Administrative Assistant 206-780-1052
Erin Bischoff Public Relations Officer 206-780-1081
FAX     206-842-2928