The NCESD Board of Directors is comprised of seven individuals who are elected by local school board members in each of our 29 client school districts. Each brings a wealth of background and experience in both the private and public sector to their work on the NCESD Board.

In continued efforts to maintain direction and focus, the NCESD Board of Directors has laid out the Board’s work in a new format – an NCESD Board Work Plan.  The purpose of the Annual Work Plan is two-fold. First, the plan ensures that the Board responds to and aligns with local school districts and NCESD initiatives. Second, that the Board considers stakeholder perspectives and aligns with stakeholder expectations, incorporating annual NCESD Owners Summit input into plan development. The Annual Work Plan serves to:

  • Identify the Board’s core priorities
  • Outline an actionable plan to accomplish the priorities
  • Establish a timeline of important events in chronological and relationship order over an 18-month period.
  • Create a visual and transparent display of the Board’s work

Read our latest Board to Board newsletter here:  Fall 2017 Board to Board

Spring 2017 Board to Board

The NCESD Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except during holidays or special events.  Start time is 5:30 p.m.  2017-2018 NCESD Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

December 20, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 25, 2018 Regional Board Meeting (TBD)
May 23, 2018
June 27, 2018
July 2018 No Meeting

Read past Board Agendas and Minutes

The NCESD Board is comprised of the following Directors:


District 1 Representative

Harlan Warner, Chair
Box 36
Conconully, WA 98819



Harlan Warner is vice-chair of the North Central ESD Board. He is the retired manager of the Okanogan County Public Utility District. He represents Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, and Tonasket School Districts.


District 2 Representative

Cathy Meuret
9916 Saunders Road
Peshastin, WA 98847




Cathy Meuret is the Healthy Communities Program Manager at the Chelan-Douglas Health District where she focuses on community health improvement activities, including prevention programs and coalition building and support. She holds a BSN and a Master of Arts in Education. Cathy has over 20 years of experience in education design, competency assessment, employee development, and program management. Cathy represents Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, and Stehekin School Districts.


District 3 Representative

Ed Daling
P.O. Box 429
Waterville, WA 98858



Ed Daling recently retired after selling Waterville Family Grocery, which he owned and operated many years. Ed represents Brewster, Bridgeport, Coulee-Hartline, Grand Coulee Dam, Mansfield, Nespelem, Orondo, Palisades, Pateros, Methow Valley, and Waterville School Districts.


District 4 Representative

Larry MacGuffie
46 Crest Drive
Ephrata, WA 98823



Larry MacGuffie from Ephrata recently retired from Canfield and Associates in Ephrata. He served 31 years as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, director of special services, director of Columbia Basin Alternative High School and superintendent of Ephrata School District before his retirement in 1997.  Larry represents Ephrata, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, and Wilson Creek School Districts. He also serves as AESD/Legislative Representative for the North Central ESD Board.


District 5 Representative

Mary Kunkle
234 Manzanita
Moses Lake, WA 98837



Mary Kunkle recently retired from Grant County PUD in Ephrata, where she served as Treasurer. Mary represents Moses Lake School District.


District 6 Representative

Marcia Henkle
1940 Eastmont Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA 98802




Marcia Henkle was recently appointed to serve as the NCESD District 6 Representative.  Marcia represents Eastmont School District and the southern portion of the Wenatchee School District. Marcia is currently the regional director of the Washington State Employment Security Department, which oversees the administration of Employment Security Departments’ employment and training programs in WorkSource offices located in the Central Region of the State.  Marcia was raised in Douglas County on a wheat ranch. She has taught high school and community college, including Wenatchee Valley College, and also operated Trend College in East Wenatchee.


District 7 Representative: open









Dr. Michelle Price
430 Olds Station Rd.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Dr. Price began her service as NCESD Superintendent on July 1, 2017. Michelle’s background includes experience as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent as well as Moses Lake School District Superintendent, where she served 27 years.

Michelle holds a Doctorate Degree from Washington State University and served as President for the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) in 2014-15. She is currently a member of the National Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators.