Superintendent Amii Thompson


  • 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 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


    Contact us! 

    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   

    FAX     206-842-2928