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Toni Pace is the Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Support for Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) which is the third largest school district in Washington state with over 30,000 students and 5,000 staff. TPS has 36 elementary, 11 middle and 10 high schools, with 19 of them being award-winning innovative schools. TPS also offers preschool and Early Learning sites throughout the district that provide a curriculum that prepares students for kindergarten and beyond.
Pace became the Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Support in 2011. She supervises K-12 departments in the district, plans professional development for principals and teachers, supervises leadership development in the schools, oversees all new and innovative programs, provides support to all schools pertaining to staffing, enrollment, security issues, student activities and athletics and responds to parent and community concerns.
Pace joined TPS in 2008 and served as the Director of Secondary Education where she supervised all high school and middle principals, provided support to the school and the programs housed in each school, and provided support and coaching to building principals. Prior to joining TPS, Pace served in the Highline School District in Burien, WA as the principal at Mount Rainier High School for 8 years and before that, she was an assistant principal for 5 years at Kent Meridian High School in the Kent School District, Kent, WA. In addition to her tenure as an administrator, Pace began her career as a high school English teacher and spent 18 years in the classroom.
Pace’s M.A. in English is from the University of Oregon. Her principal certificate and superintendent certificate are from Seattle University.