North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) Executive Assistant and Public Relations Specialist Eldene Wall has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) President’s Award. The honor was bestowed during the AESD annual conference, held April 20-22 in Lynnwood.
Wall was selected for the award based on decades of service to education, including 27 years with the NCESD, a long history of support to the AESD, and her dedication to the North Central Education Foundation.
“Eldene has been a tireless worker, supporter, and leader for the AESD for over 15 years, and most of this effort has been behind the scenes. She has been a true asset for the AESD and one that was most deserving of the 2017 AESD President’s Award,” explained Rick Anthony, Board President of the AESD.
In addition, Wall has served as the Past State President of the Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals (WAEOP), news editor of WAEOP, written and edited various articles and newsletters focused on improving education, leadership, and workplace success, and served as a presenter at national and state conferences.
In addition to the AESD President’s Award, Wall has received a number of prestigious designations, including the Paula Thomas Distinguished Service award in 2015, and the WAEOP Office Professional of the Year.
“I am honored to receive the AESD Network President’s Award as it has been a joy and privilege to work with this organization. They have accomplished so much in the past few years, and I am honored to have been a part of it. I love working with the incredible Superintendents and Board members and special appreciation goes to present and past NCESD Superintendents Dr. Rich McBride and Dr. Gene Sharratt. I would not have received this award without all of the opportunities they have given me,” explained Wall during her acceptance speech.
The purpose of the Association of Educational Service Districts is to provide communication and coordination among ESD Boards for educational advocacy, foster leadership and partnerships, and encourage collaboration within the educational community.
The North Central Educational Service District is a resource to the 29 districts within the four-county service area, providing professional and timely tools to meet the needs of individual schools and districts, and a reliable point of education-related information for the communities served. The NCESD is a respected resource to other ESDs throughout Washington State.