About the Superintendent

  • Michelle Whitney

    Michelle Whitney
    Superintendent of Pasco School District

    Michelle Whitney has been a part of the Pasco School District for more than 26 years, starting out as a kindergarten teacher before moving on to serve as assistant principal and then principal at McLoughlin Middle School. She’s also served as the District’s Director of Human Resources, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, and Deputy Superintendent.

    In July 2016, she was sworn in as Pasco School District’s new superintendent and hit the ground running. She’s been running ever since, overseeing a school district with more than 2,000 employees that serves more than 18,000 students in our community.

    Mrs. Whitney is a proud product of Columbia Basin College, where she received her associate’s degree before moving on to Washington State University (WSU) to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education. She also received her Principal’s certification and Superintendent’s credential from WSU.