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We provide a wide array of programs, services and support to 29 public school districts in north central Washington. The Division of Educational Services provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist educators in their efforts to provide safe, healthy, and positive educational environments where students achieve high levels of academic success. The Division of Administrative Services also provides a comprehensive list of services to assist school district management.

NCESD provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist educators from the boardroom to classroom. This is accomplished by using research and evidenced based best practices. We provide technical support for learning management systems, online course instruction, and in-person classroom technology.

Our goal is to assist school personnel in building supportive learning environments through the continuous development of age-appropriate prevention and intervention services.

Career Connected Learning (CCL) is about every student having access to experiential learning opportunities that lead to the future career they choose for themselves. CCL is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation, and work experience developed through strong public and private partnerships. Participants develop, apply, and are assessed on academic, technical, trade, and entrepreneurial skills that support their future career success.

North Central ESD provides Administrative Support and Services for school districts within our region as well as internal business operations, including internal accounting services and training to ESD staff. Our goal is to provide ESD staff with quality service and ensure compliance with state and federal governmental regulations.

NCESD Technology department is responsible for the planning, management, and support of technology initiatives in both classroom and administrative operations. We provide complete campus technology services including design, development, monitoring, and maintenance of the district data network, telephone system, computer systems and servers, computer labs, and smart classrooms. We also assist with purchasing and On-site support for any part or full-time needs.

NCESD is committed to seek individuals passionate about education and prioritize the value of leading with equity, passion and integrity. We seek to employ a diverse, skilled workforce that reflects the students, families and communities we serve. Our desire is to hire, train and retain the highest quality, skilled workforce, to assist our districts with a wide range of support, as well as assist with employee relations, professional development, and training.


We offer a rewarding, high-performance workplace focused on quality service for the children and communities we serve.


Register for live and online professional development classes and trainings for Washington State certificated and classified staff.


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Upcoming Events

Find out what’s happening at NCESD

Instructional Coaches Institute 2024

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

PBIS Reboot

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2024 Leadership Summit

August 7 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 11:30 am

NCESD STEM Summit 2024

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 21 @ 3:00 pm

Our Promise

We promise to lead, serve, and support our educational partners and the communities of North Central Washington and across the state. 

This is achieved through our four commitments: