OSPI/AESD Professional Learning Network

Early Learning

Early Learning Coordination & Training

Continued Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, Early Head Start and Head Start funding will ensure statewide capacity to offer comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and family support services to ensure all students are kindergarten ready.

Data Quality

Mathematics Coordination & Training

Continued funding Mathematics Coordination and Training will ensure teaching practices continue to be aligned to math standards, resulting in increased content knowledge among students and higher levels of achievement.

Science Coordination & Training

Continued funding Science and Coordination and Training will ensure teaching practices continue to be aligned to national science standards, resulting in increased content knowledge among students and higher levels of achievement.

Literacy Coordination & Training

English Language Arts Coordination & Training

ESDs provide the latest evidence-based research and best instructional practices in literacy instruction and assessment, consistent with OSPI’s Learning Standard, leveraging grants to support early literacy. Continued literacy funding will expand these efforts to more students in our state.

Julie Rolling

Committee Liaison

Linda McKay

Committee Liaison

Andrew Eyres

Committee Liaison

Mike Nerland

Committee Liaison

OSPI/AESD Statewide Initiative Leadership Roles & Responsibilities

AESD Executive Board President

Rainer Houser
ESD 112

WSIPC Board Chair

Dana Anderson
Capital ESD

AESD Superintendents

President
Dana Anderson
Capital ESD

President-Elect | Secretary
Tim Merlino
ESD 112

Past-President
John Welch
Puget Sound ESD

OSPI

Chief of Staff
Jamila Thomas

Deputy Superintendent
Michaela W. Miller

Assistant Superintendent
Kathe Taylor

Director
Sue Anderson

Fiscal Officer
Lisa Dawn-Fisher

AESD

President
Dana Anderson

President-Elect/Secretary
Tim Merlino

Asst. Supt., Chair
Mick Miller

Assistant Superintendent
Ric Pilgrim

Fiscal Lead
Cal Brodie

OSPI/CSA Executive Sponsors | Champions

Network 2.0

Superintendent Representative
Gene Sharratt, AESD Network

Assistant Superintendent
Andrew Eyres, CRESD

Science Content System Support

Superintendent Representative
Dana Anderson, CRESD

Assistant Superintendent
Andrew Eyres, CRESD

Math Content System Support

Superintendent Representative
Dana Anderson, CRESD

Assistant Superintendent
Linda McKay, NCESD

English Language Arts Content System Support

Superintendent Representative
Mike Dunn, NEWESD

Assistant Superintendent
Mike Nerland, ESD 112

Fellows (Math, Science, ELA)

Superintendent Representative
Gene Sharratt, AESD Network

Assistant Superintendent
Andrew Eyres, CRESD

Early Learning | WaKIDS | Full Day Kindergarten

Superintendent Representative
Kevin Chase, ESD 105
Tim Merlino, ESD 112

Assistant Superintendent
Julie Rolling, PSESD

Student Support

Superintendent Representative
Greg Lynch, OESD

Assistant Superintendent
Mick Miller, NEWESD

Data Quality and Coaching

Superintendent Representative
Dana Anderson, CRESD

Assistant Superintendent
Mick Miller, NEWESD

Student and School Success

Superintendent Representative
Darcy Weisner, ESD 123

Assistant Superintendent
Pam Estvold, NWESD

Teacher & Principal Evaluation Practice (TPEP)

Superintendent Representative
Greg Lynch, OESD

Assistant Superintendent
Susan Lathrop, OESD

Special Education

Superintendent Representative
Tim Merlino, ESD 112

Assistant Superintendent
Teri Kessie, ESD 123

Migrant, Bilingual

Superintendent Representative
Kevin Chase, ESD 105

Assistant Superintendent
Ric Pilgrim, ESD 105

Committee Liaisons

AWSP

Mike Dunn

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

John Welch

Building Bridges | Dropout Prevention

Dana Anderson

Charter Schools

John Welch

Department of Early Learning

Kevin Chase | Tim Merlino

Governor’s Office

Greg Lynch

House | Senate Staff

Melissa Gombosky

Migrant Programs

Kevin Chase

OSPI Cabinet

John Welch | Dana Anderson

Professional Standards Educators Board

Dana Anderson

Rural Education Center

Mike Dunn

Skills Centers | Alternative Education

Larry Francois

State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

Gene Sharratt

WASA Board

Michelle Price

WASA Legislative & Finance Committee

Larry Francois

Washington State Board of Education

Kevin Chase

Washington State Leadership Academy

Mike Dunn

Washington State Safety Advisory Committee

Greg Lynch

Washington STEM

Darcy Weisner

Washington Student Achievement Council

Gene Sharratt

WEA

John Welch

WSSDA

John Welch | Dana Anderson