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NCESD Announces Two New Team Members

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the addition of two new team members.

Ric Escobedo has joined the NCESD as a Migrant Health Coordinator. Escobedo brings 11 years of experience to the position, and coordinates with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Migrant Education Program, regional school districts and community organizations to provide service to migrant students with referral to health services. In collaboration with community partners, Escobedo also provides the delivery of academic post-secondary educational services to migrant out-of-school students.

Escobedo holds a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Evergreen State College, and is a Wenatchee Valley College graduate.

Paul Harrison has joined the NCESD as a Loss Control Specialist. A 15-year industry veteran, Harrison serves as a resource for NCESD member schools to assist them in making their schools a safer place to work.  Harrison lends expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation and employee safety, providing trainings and advanced research for employee safety and claims.

Harrison has served on a number of Boards, and as the Chair of the WASBO Risk Management committee.  He holds an Associate in Risk Management in Public Entities (ARM-P) designation and is currently working toward Certified School Risk Manager designation (CSRM).

“We are thrilled to add the talents and expertise of both Ric and Paul to the NCESD team. We’re very focused on providing the highest level of quality and service to the districts we serve, and they are both an integral part of delivering on that promise,” explained Suzanne Reister, Executive Director of Human Resources for the NCESD.