On September 20, 2018, our OESD celebrated the beginning of its 50th year of providing services to public education! A special banner was displayed in front of the OESD building in Bremerton. While the weather cooperated, Superintendent Greg Lynch provided an overview of the history of ESDs in the state of Washington to staff members who gathered around our Board of Directors for a group photo. Board members seated in the front row ( below, left to right): Shirley Johnson, Elizabeth Drew, Kati e Proteau, Stephanie Parker, Carl Johnson, Donn Ring, (not photographed: Cliff Huenergard).

The celebration included a designer cake adorned with the AESD 50th Anniversary commemorative logo. Special thanks to ESD 112 for designing and customizing the logos for the golden anniversary of our ESDs.