Jason Thompson


Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington
M.Ed, 1994

Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington
B.A. History/Secondary Education, 1988


Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Superintendent Certification Program,
Leader for Tomorrow's School, 2008


Interim Superintendent, Marysville School District 
May 2018 - Present
Marysville, Washington

Responsible for all aspects of leading the district of over 11,000 students, 22 schools, and nearly 1,300 staff members with a budget of $136 million. The district includes the City of Marysville and the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Our student body is very diverse, speaking 36 languages and coming from around the world. Nearly 50 percent of families qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

Deputy Superintendent, Marysville School District 
Marysville, Washington
July 2017 –  May 2018

Responsible for supervision of schools, building relationships with community partners, oversight of Human Resources, Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment Departments, as we as Union Negotiations.

Executive Director of Human Resources, Marysville School District
Marysville, Washington
July 2013 - July 2017

Successfully provided leadership for the Department of Human Resources and all general administrative HR Operations. Responsible for the oversight of all functions and procedures of the department and all federal, state and local government requirements. Also responsible for leading a team of professionals in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining quality employees to support our mission. Lead negotiator for the collective bargaining process for all negotiated agreements for all employee groups.

In addition, serves as a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet, working with Cabinet members to support the mission, vision and goals of the District. 

Superintendent, Newport School District
Newport, Washington
July 2009-July 2013

Provided systematic leadership for teaching and learning while facilitating and working collaboratively on financial forecasting, budget development and district management. Developed community partnerships to enhance services to students and families throughout the District. Responsible for short- and long-term planning for all facilities, including overseeing construction projects focused on improved school features with an emphasis on energy savings, efficiency and cost savings. Served as lead district negotiator in bargaining for multiple contracts including teachers, office professionals, and para-educators, maintenance and custodial, and food service workers. Successfully passed a three-year Maintenance and Operations Levy with the highest approval rating in recent history. Other focus areas included community relations such as active participation in the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Community Mobilization Policy Board. 

High School Principal, Pullman School District
Pullman, Washington
July 2006 - June 2009

Provided instructional leadership for a successful comprehensive high school. Worked collaboratively with students, staff, parents and the community to manage and lead an extremely successful comprehensive school. During tenure as principal, Pullman High School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and recognized as one of the highest performing schools in Washington.

High School Assistant Principal, Pullman High School
Pullman, Washington
July 2003 - June 2006

Primarily responsible for student discipline and attendance, curriculum and instruction, master schedule, Associated Student Body (ASB) budget, student leadership and staff supervision. Classroom courses taught included: Social Studies, Math, Physical Education, Special Education and Alternative Education. Held the head coaching role for Boys Basketball and assistance coaching roles in football, baseball and tennis.

related Professional Experience

  • Executive Board of Directors, Washington Schools Risk Management Pool; 2016-present; Board Chair, 2018
  • Executive Board (Region 6 Representative), Washington School Personnel Association; 2017- present
  • Board of Directors, United School Insurance Program, 2010 - 2013
  • Executive Board, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (District 7)
  • Guest Speaker, Washington State University, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology; 2007-2009
  • Advisory Board, School Employees Credit Union of Washington; 2007-2009
  • Superintendent Internship, Pullman School District, Pullman, WA 2006-2008
  • Guest Speaker, Washington State University, College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning; 2006-2009


  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Washington Association of School Administrators
  • Washington School Personnel Association
  • Washington School personnel Association, Region 6
  • Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


  • Marysville Rotary, Current Member
  • Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Former Member
  • Pend Oreille County Community Mobilization Policy Board, Former Member
  • Newport/priest River Rotary Club, Former Member
  • Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Former Member
  • Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Former Member
  • Pullman Education Foundation, Former Member
  • Deer Park Rotary Club, Former Member


  • Gary Burroughs Award for Excellence, 2012 - Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Administrator of the Year, 2011-2012 - Northeast 'A' League 
  • Citizen of the Year Award, 2010 - Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Best New Member Award, 2009 - Newport/Priest River Rotary
  • Bronze Award, 2009 - U.S. News and World Report, Best High Schools
  • Blue Ribbon School Award, 2008 - United States Department of Education
  • Distinguished High School Principal, 2008 - Association of Washington School Principals
  • Distinguished High School Assistant Principal, 2005 - Association of Washington School Principals
  • Teacher of the Year, 1998 and 1996 - Deer Park High School