Superintendent Brian Flones
Superintendent Brian Flones has worked in education for over 32 years. He began his career in education working for the Anacortes School District as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. In 1987, he re-located to Wenatchee School District for the position of Athletic Director. Over the past thirty years, he has served Wenatchee School District as a Dean of Students, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent.
Since 2000, Superintendent Flones has led the Wenatchee School District through many changes and transitions including enrollment increases; changing student demographics with increases in Latino, English Language Learners, and Low Income students; and the many phases of education reform. His accomplishments include modernizing school facilities, improving the District’s financial health with a strong fund balance, and providing a variety of enrichment and intervention best practices to the meet the needs of students.
In 2011, Superintendent Flones embarked on a bold journey to facilitate a community visioning process called Wenatchee Learns and to design the future of learning in Wenatchee by personalizing learning and rewiring local learning for a global future. Flones continues to implement and develop the Wenatchee Learns Strategic Plan in partnership with the school board, cabinet, staff, parents, students, and community.
Superintendent Flones was been honored with the Washington State School Administrators (WASA) Award of Merit for Educational Leadership in 2009 and Student Achievement Leadership Award in 2016. He was awarded the NCW Camp Fire Trail Blazer Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in 2014. He also was recognized by the Wenatchee Valley community and the WSD for his leadership qualities by receiving a “Gem Award” in 2018.
Flones holds a Master of Science from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University. He also has his Superintendent Certification from Washington State University and Principal’s Certification from Central Washington University. He received his Teaching Certification from Western Washington University and attended the History & Government Studies Program at University of Washington.
Before his career in education, Flones was a professional football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Together, he and his wife, Darillyn, raised four children who all graduated from Wenatchee High School. In his time away from work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing tennis, and focusing on his overall health and well-being.