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NCESD Team Member Selected to Attend National Conference

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) Assistant Fiscal Officer Trisha Schock was selected to attend the Association of School Business Officials International annual conference. The event was held September 22-25 in Denver, Colorado.

Schock was awarded the Emerging School Business Leader scholarship to attend the event, and was the only recipient from Washington State. Eighteen recipients from across the nation were selected to receive the scholarship, which is awarded to up-and-coming leaders with less than five years in the industry. The conference brings together school business leaders to learn and to connect—sharing challenges, successes, best practices, and more.

“Attending this event really allowed me to develop a professional network and learn best practices from mentors from across the country. I’m excited to put what I’ve learned to work at the NCESD,” Schock explained.

“The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship opens the path for district officials who are seeking professional development and a network of mentors to guide them in their careers,” says ASBO International Executive Director John Musso. “At a time when school systems struggle to invest in professional development, we are grateful to U.S. Communities for helping us provide an award program that recognizes and develops new professionals into effective district leaders.”

Schock was nominated for the award by NCESD Executive Director of Administrative Services, Dave Arp. In his nomination form, he stated: “Trisha exemplifies what it means to be a leader in every sense of the word; she leads our External Fiscal team that provides direct business office support to our 29 school districts. The direct supports she and her team provide can range from processing the day-to-day transactions to being the business manager for multiple districts.  Leading this team is an extremely challenging role as it requires a broad scope of knowledge as well as the ability to manage strong personalities both on her team and within the districts we serve.”

Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is an educational association that supports school business professionals who are passionate about quality education. The organization provides programs, services, and a global network to promote the highest standards of school business management, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

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.