Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen


  • It’s an honor to serve the students, staff and community as the superintendent of the Bainbridge Island School District.

    While I’m relatively new in the role of BISD superintendent---I took over the helm in July 2016---I’m not new to Bainbridge Island. For six years, I served as the district’s associate superintendent of administrative services, and long before that, I was a student of the Bainbridge Island schools.

    I have yet a third tie to the district and perhaps the most important: the role of a parent. My two children attend BISD schools, and I know what it’s like to send them off each morning and wondering how their day will go and what they’ll learn.

    Our staff works diligently to provide a welcoming and collaborative environment, and our students have an enthusiasm for learning. I am proud to be a part of this phenomenal educational system and my personal goal is to ensure every student is supported, challenged and inspired.

    Best regards,

    Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen
    Bainbridge Island Superintendent



    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
    Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen  Superintendent 206-780-1050
    Lani Chaffee         Administrative Assistant 206-780-1052
    Erin Murphy  Deputy Superintendent 206-780-1072
    Erin Bischoff     Public Relations Officer   

    FAX     206-842-2928