2022 State Teacher of the Year and 2021 State Classified School Employee of the Year announced

North Thurston Public Schools Native Student Program Specialist Jerad Koepp has been named 2022 Washington State Teacher of the Year, and Kelso School District McKinney-Vento Liaison Nancy Baldwin has been named 2021 Washington State Classified School Employee of the...

Regional, state efforts underway to improve classroom inclusion

Currently, the state of Washington is ranked as one of the nation’s least inclusive states (44 out of 50), but educators from across Southwest Washington and the rest of the state are actively working to change that. The Washington Association of Educational Service...

ReImagine Wa Ed – Professional Learning Opportunity

August 3-28, 2020 We’re shaping the path ahead! Wherever you are on your distance learning journey, we are here to support you. Washington’s 9 ESDs are proud to partner again with Jeff Utecht (founder of Shifting Schools). Beginning in August and through the fall,...

A grand opening celebration

State ESD leaders, past and present, gathered in February for the grand opening of NEWESD 101’s Talbott Event Center. The building was named in honor of Dr. Brian Talbott, superintendent of NEWESD 101 from 1982-98. This period, however, represented only a portion of...