Marcia Henkle from East Wenatchee has been appointed to fill the vacancy left on the Board of the North Central Educational Service District. Ms. Henkle replaces Karl Lambert, who recently moved out of the region he has represented. Marcia, who will represent Eastmont School District and the southern portion of the Wenatchee School District, said, “I am very honored and excited to be appointed as the representative for Eastmont and the southern portion of Wenatchee School District on the NCESD Board. This is an opportunity for me to continue my life-long passion of supporting education and our communities.”
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. These offices encompass Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Adams, Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitat and Skamania Counties.
Marcia was raised in Douglas County on a wheat ranch. After graduating from Coulee City High School and Washington State University, she began a lifelong career in the education field. She taught high school and community college for several years in the Seattle area before moving back to eastern Washington where she operated Trend College in East Wenatchee. Before her employment at the Washington State Employment Security Department, Marcia served as Wenatchee Valley College instructor, administrator, and Dean of Workforce Education.
Marcia and her husband Mel are the parents of one son, Brett. Mel and Brett are both accountants and work together at Mel Henkle CPA Accounting Firm.
North Central ESD Superintendent Rich McBride commented, “We couldn’t be more pleased to add a person of Marcia’s caliber to our ESD Board. She is a respected member of the community and adds a valued perspective with her educational background. She will be a quality addition to an already exceptional board and organization!”
North Central Educational Service District provides fiscal, administrative, curriculum, and special education services to the 29 school districts in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties. The organization's mission is to assist local school districts in providing a quality education for their students through cooperative and informational services, assuring equal educational opportunity, and assisting the Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education in the performance of their duties.