Dr. Art Jarvis, Superintendent

Today, the Bellevue School District is pleased to announce the official start of Dr. Art Jarvis as Superintendent of Bellevue School District for the 2021-22 school year. On May 18, 2021, the Bellevue School District Board of Directors selected Dr. Jarvis to serve as interim superintendent to lead the district.

Dr. Jarvis has extensive experience as a leader in education, working with school districts, staff, students and families.  After earning his BA in Education, MA in Special Education, and Ed.D in Educational Administration from the University of Washington, Dr. Jarvis has served as Superintendent in Tacoma, Enumclaw, and South Whidbey school districts. Most recently, he has been the Interim Superintendent in the Shelton, Renton, and Peninsula school districts. He has twice been named the Washington State Superintendent of the Year.

In his spare time, Dr. Jarvis enjoys reading, athletics, numismatics, golf, and time with family and grandchildren.

The Bellevue School Board of Directors will share more information in the coming months about the executive search for the next Superintendent. In a joint statement, the Board noted: “Dr. Jarvis is an outstanding leader, aligned with our Bellevue School District mission, vision, and values. We are excited to welcome him to our District team. With his leadership we can move forward with supporting students while we chart a path for a long-term superintendent search that deeply involves our students, families, educators, staff, and community partners.”

The Bellevue School District, with nearly 20,000 students and 29 schools, is a diverse and dynamic district in East King County, Washington. Its mission is “To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.”


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.