About Us

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The mission of the North Central Educational Service District is to provide leadership and quality service in advocating for innovative educational programs for the children and communities we serve.

This is achieved through four fundamental areas of focus:


  • We develop and distribute information and resources to appropriate audiences
  • We promote communication and dialogue between and among ESD’s, school districts, governmental agencies, organizations, and the general public for the purpose of enhancing programs for families and children


  • We advocate collaborative partnerships with all audiences involved in the welfare and service of students
  • We educate and advocate elected officials, public and private organizations, and the public regarding common interests in order to promote the effectiveness of our District


  • We are a proactive leader in developing and initiating new programs for local school districts
  • We provide leadership to school districts, agencies and communities by assisting in education reform activities and programs
  • We provide and model best practices in all services delivered to school districts, agencies, and communities


  • We establish and maintain open lines of communication with audiences interested in education
  • We foster positive working relationships between and among the NCESD, school districts, governmental agencies, private organizations, and the public regarding the mission and operation of the NCESD
  • We implement and evaluate an on-going public education and public relations program that educates audiences about NCESD operations

Latest Agency News

NCESD Board of Directors Appoints New Member

January 19th, 2022|

The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) is excited to welcome Cathi Nelson to the agency’s board of directors. Nelson will represent District #3 which includes Brewster, Bridgeport, Coulee-Hartline, Grand Coulee Dam, Mansfield, Nespelem, Orondo, Palisades, Pateros, Methow Valley, and Waterville school districts.

Make an Impact Today – InvestED 2021 Regional Fundraiser

November 10th, 2021|

InvestED has been a long-time supporter of North Central Washington students through its partnership with the North Central Educational Service District. During the 2020-21 academic year, InvestED and its generous partners provided over $250,000 to the NCESD region through active partnerships with 19 school districts. Local educators used those funds to directly impact more than 9,000 students in nearly 40 schools.

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