This year, we are hosting a virtual membership meeting in lieu of the AESD Annual Conference. We are excited to use this opportunity to reconnect ESD board members with updates at the national and state levels; and to recharge through networking with fellow board members from across the state.
To register for this meeting, contact your ESD Superintendent Office.
5:30pm - 6:20pm
Welcome & Introductions
AESA Welcome and Federal Legislative Briefing
- Joan Wade, AESA Executive Director
- Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA Associate Executive Director, Advocacy & Governance
OSPI Welcome & “State of the State”
- Chris Reykdal, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
6:20pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm
ESD Board Member Networking
AESD Business Meeting
- AESD Report & Network Updates
- AESD 2021/22 Budget Presentation & Vote
- AESD Executive Board Award of Distinction sponsored by Clear Risk Solutions
Closing / Adjourn (7:30pm)
- Save the date for AESD 2022!
AESA Executive Director
Joan Wade, Ed.D. is a life-long educator with over 30 years of service in public education. She began serving as the Executive Director for the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), on July 1, 2016.
Dr. Wade began her career as a library media specialist in Montello, Wisconsin. After attending graduate school, she served in various administrative capacities in Wisconsin school districts including as Technology Coordinator for Portage Community School District, and Distance Learning Director for CESA 5.
Noelle Ellerson Ng
AASA Associate Executive Director, Advocacy & Governance
Noelle Ellerson Ng joined AASA in 2007 as a policy analyst. As associate executive director, she directs the advocacy and governance efforts of AASA. In this role she spearheads the organization’s work with Congress and the U.S. Department of Education. Her team is responsible for representing the voice and priorities of the nation’s public school superintendents in all aspects of federal education policy and uses member networks, outreach, policy analysis, and surveys and research to advance their work.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
As someone who believes his path in life is largely owed to the public education he received, Superintendent Chris Reykdal has dedicated his career to ensuring all learners have equitable opportunities for a high-quality public education.
Since taking office in January 2017, Chris has centered OSPI’s work on equity and supporting the whole child, reinvigorated career and technical education pathways for students, and strengthened the agency’s partnership with the Legislature.