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Dr. McBride receives leadership award

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) Superintendent Dr. Rich McBride was presented with the 2017 Leadership Award by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). The honor was bestowed by Bill Keim, Executive Director of WASA and Lois Davis, Superintendent of the Pateros School District during the Summer Conference held on June 26 in Spokane.

The award is given to a WASA member who demonstrates and exemplifies outstanding leadership abilities and who has made significant contributions to the field of education on a statewide level. This is the second time Dr. McBride has received this honor.

WASA’s membership includes more than 1600 members and is open to all educational administrators in central office, building management, and educational agency positions.

“Rich was nominated for this award and selected by a committee of his peers for his outstanding commitment and leadership to educators and administrators during his career,” explained Keim.

“He has been a strong supporter of WASA since 1987, has served on the WASA Board of Directors from 2007–2010 as President-elect, President and Past President; and from 2014–16, served as the AESD Liaison on the Board. He has a tremendous ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision that inspires others to achieve at high levels of performance and helps colleagues set and achieve their goals. He also demonstrates respect for others through strong personal and professional communication skills.”

Dr. McBride is retiring at the end of June after leading the NCESD for 16 years.

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) is an organization for professional administrators that is committed to leadership

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.