The Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD) is thrilled to announce Les Valsquier as our new Director of Technology Services. Les comes to the NWESD with over 20 years of IT management and experience. In his most recent position at the Edmonds School District, Les worked to ensure excellent customer service in all areas of technology support and implementation for almost four years.

It is no surprise that Les ended up in the field of education as he descends from a long line of educators. Les’s parents were both professors and his grandparents were teachers and principals.

In his role as Director of IT, Les will manage a team of four network support specialists with a focus on providing technology solutions and maintaining great customer service to the NWESD staff and school districts.

Les has many passions, and as a native to the Pacific Northwest, he has sailed, biked, hiked, and adventured through the area, usually with a dog or two. He has volunteered as Communications & Systems Coordinator on Project Ocean Watch, a multi-year, integrated learning initiative with a unique platform and powerful promise to inspire ocean conservation and cultivate the next generation of ocean stewards. Les is also a licensed and experienced UAV pilot and enjoys aerial photography.