Superintendent, Jo Moccia

  • Dr. Josephine (Jo) Moccia came to the South Whidbey School District in July 2011. Jo started her career over 30 years ago as a School Psychologist. She then served as Director of Special Education for many years until becoming a Principal, then assistant superintendent and eventually superintendent in New York State. She received her doctorate at Seton Hall University.

    Jo happily came to Whidbey Island to serve as superintendent. This has allowed her to live close to her family, including her grandson who lives in West Seattle! Please feel free to contact her by email at For appointments, please contact her administrative assistant, Kristy Macarro at or 360-221-6808 ext. 2245.

    A message from our Superintendent

    September 2017


    Welcome to the South Whidbey School District. This is truly an exciting place for teaching and learning!  We continue to pursue our goal to have all of our graduates career and college ready by the time they leave us. As we enter the 2017-2018 school year we are focusing our efforts on equity and inclusivity for all students and staff.

    Our district is housed on two campuses. Our north/south campus serves students in K-6 and our secondary program for grades 7-12 is located on our South Whidbey High school campus. We are pleased to be able to provide core academics which not only include Math, English and Social Studies but art, music, PE, laboratory science classes and electives as well. Language other than English is offered at the high school level. We have a full complement of athletics for students in grades 7-12

    How we accomplish this important work of educating students is what makes us unique.  Our students are exposed to lots of learning opportunities.  For example, in addition to lab science, they  learn all about science with hands on garden work on our school farm that produces food for our cafeterias. In addition to art classes, they are exposed to the arts by actual artists from within the community.  They are lucky enough to live in a small, safe community, while also able to compete at the State level in athletics. Students outperform other district in events such as Knowledge Bowl and various musical competitions. Our teachers are highly trained and engage our students in a variety of activities. We offer one to one technology and opportunity for independent study.

    Our students leave us bound for top notch colleges all over the country and within the state of Washington.  They find themselves well prepared and able to compete nationally. Please feel free to explore our website and visit our schools.

    Thanks, Jo  




Jo Moccia