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Meet Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer

Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer

Dr. Dani Pfeiffer


Educational Services Center
33330 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA  98003

With over 29 years in education, Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer believes in the unlimited potential of every scholar and that it is our collective responsibility to create conditions that provide the highest quality education in a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment. As a leader, Dr. Pfeiffer is driven by equity, integrity, responsibility, courage, collaboration, and innovation.

Dr. Pfeiffer began her role as Federal Way Public Schools’ superintendent on July 1, 2021. Prior to that, she spent six years in Federal Way Public Schools – one year as Chief Academic Officer and five years as Deputy Superintendent. During that time, she worked with Supt. Campbell to support the district’s strategic plan goals and measures of progress. As superintendent, she carries that work forward to build upon the numerous successes and focus on areas of growth to ensure every scholar in Federal Way Public Schools thrives.

Prior to coming to Federal Way, she served in two other school districts in various positions including Area Instructional Chief, Learning Improvement Officer, principal and assistant principal at all three levels, director of a technology academy, director of school technology services, and a teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. 

Dr. Pfeiffer obtained a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University, a superintendent’s certification from Washington State University, a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University, a principal certification from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University, where she also played collegiate softball.


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