Ashley Goetz and Stephanie Andler Announced as Associate Directors of Student Success & Learning at North Central Educational Service District
The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the hire of Ashley Goetz and promotion of Stephanie Andler as Associate Directors of Student Success and Learning.
In the NCESD’s continual efforts to create new standards of excellence in order to lead, serve and support each of the 29 school districts in the region, the Student Success and Learning department is undergoing some exciting transitions. The NCESD is pleased to welcome two additions to the Student Success and Learning leadership team.
“We are confident Ashley and Stephanie will bring a wealth of leadership experience, expertise and knowledge to our region,” said Linda McKay, NCESD Assistant Superintendent.
Ashley Goetz most recently served as the Superintendent of Okanogan School District for four years and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2022.
“Over the past 17 years I have developed a true passion for teaching, learning, and student success. I am looking forward to utilizing my past experiences to work with and support the districts, educators, and students in North Central Washington.”
– Ashley Goetz, Associate Director of Student Success and Learning, North Central ESD
Goetz’s responsibilities will include system and school improvement (OSSI), Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program( TPEP), Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST), data improvement, leading the NCESD’s team of instructional specialists, and additional support for district administrators, principals, and federal program directors.
Also, Stephanie Andler will be expanding her leadership at the NCESD by taking on the responsibilities of an Associate Director of Student Success and Learning in addition to serving as Interim Superintendent for the Orondo School District through a contract between the school district and NCESD.
After earning her Superintendent Credential last year, Andler is in the process of also earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Washington State University.
“I hope to inspire and empower others in our region, and across the state, to dream big for and with the students, families, and communities we serve in order to help every child flourish and succeed. I hope to provide vision based on these dreams to continue to grow and support an already amazing school system.”
– Stephanie Andler, Associate Director of Student Success and Learning, North Central ESD
With Andler’s strong desire to advocate for the North Central Washington region at a state level, she will help lead the NCESD’s programs for Migrant and Multilingual Learners and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) implementation within districts.
Ashley Goetz and Stephanie Andler will join Darcy Johnson and Bill Eagle —who recently transitioned into an Interim Superintendent position with Wenatchee School District under a contract with the NCESD — in the role of Associate Directors of Student Success and Learning. All four leaders bring a unique skill set and expertise that allow the department to meet the growing needs of every school district in the region.
Stephanie Andler was promoted to her new role on July 1, 2022. Ashley Goetz begins her new role with the NCESD on August 1, 2022.