Superintendent Chris Reykdal
AESD Executive Board Award of Distinction Presentation
Meeting Documents & Presentations
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.