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On March 19, 2021, the Peninsula School District Board of Directors selected Krestin Bahr to be the district’s superintendent as of July 1, 2021.

Krestin Bahr brings over 34 years of experience as an educator. She began her career as a classroom teacher, became a principal and worked her way up to Director of Middle Schools and the Mt. Tahoma Regional Director for Tacoma Public Schools. Bahr earned her master’s degree at City University and her superintendent’s certification from Washington State University. She has been the Eatonville School District Superintendent since 2013. Bahr has been twice been nominated for the AASA Superintendent of the Year.

Bahr has been married for 36 years to her husband, Bryon. They have three grown children, and four grandchildren.

Krestin Bahr, Superintendent
Educational Service Center
14015 62nd Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 

Executive Assistant
Tonya Beattie


Superintendent's Entry Plan

Superintendent Bahr’s Entry Plan provides structure to support her transition as the new superintendent of Peninsula School District. She is currently in the second phase of her plan, which includes a listening tour to provide opportunities for parents, community members, students, staff, and other interested parties to share their ideas and perspectives about the Peninsula School District.

All this month, Superintendent Bahr is seeking feedback on the following three questions:

  1. What should I know about Peninsula schools and its community?
  2. What is going well and should be continued?
  3. What are challenges and areas for growth?

To provide feedback, please click here to complete a questionnaire.



Superintendent's Entry Plan
Krestin Bahr


Below is a web-based text version of the Superintendent's Entry Plan. It is the same written content available via the PDF design publication.

Click on each blue header section to expand the section and view details, or click the image thumbnail to view the digital print design version.

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

Superintendent's Entry Plan Updated 8.25.21

Please click the cover thumbnail above
to view the complete plan document.