Leadership transition with Franklin Pierce Schools

lance portraitAfter a deliberate transition period, Superintendent Lance Goodpaster is primed to lead the next phase of Franklin Pierce Schools, beginning July 1, 2018. Having started his teaching career in Franklin Pierce Schools, followed by a decade as an administrator in University Place School District, Goodpaster returned to Franklin Pierce Schools in 2013 as Assistant Superintendent. 

The Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors named Goodpaster as the successor of Dr. Frank Hewins nearly a year prior to the transition. This decision represented a commitment to smooth staffing transitions, ongoing opportunities for mentorship and developing key relationships, and sustaining trust among district employees and families. To learn more, click here


What's Happening

Jim Ross at Mount Rainier
Education is a year-round endeavor for Jim Ross
Many know Jim Ross as an educator with Franklin Pierce Schools. Some know Jim as the head of the Franklin Pierce Foundation’s efforts to award over $50,000/year in scholarships to graduating seniors. For others, Jim is an inspirational fixture at nearby Mount Rainier National Park.
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Farm at FP
Growing season at the farm
The Farm at Franklin Pierce Schools is running at full speed this summer! Thanks to the help of six high school interns, our partnership with Harvest Pierce County, and many dedicated staff and volunteers, the farm will generate thousands of pounds of food this summer!
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Summer learning and meal programs
As the school year comes to an end and 8,000 students find new routines during the summer months, learn about the wide variety of programs that will continue to serve Franklin Pierce Schools students and families.
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