North Central ESD Announces Results of the Board of Directors Election

Published On: October 30th, 2023|Categories: News|
North Central ESD Announces Results of the Board of Directors Election

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the results for the Board of Directors election. Three of the seven board positions were on the ballot that went to all public school board members in the NCESD region. The following candidates have been elected to serve on the NCESD Board of Directors for 4-year terms beginning January 2024:

Dr. Michael Musick

Dr. Michael Musick – District 2 Representative

Prior to moving to Leavenworth, Dr. Musick served as the Superintendent of the Lake Oswego School District where he successfully led programs and initiatives to boost student achievement. He began his career in education as a Business and Marketing Education teacher in 1982 before moving into various administrative roles. He represents the Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson and Stehekin School Districts. Michael has been serving on the NCESD Board since 2020.

Larry MacGuffie – District 4 Representative

Larry MacGuffie retired from his position at Canfield and Associates in Ephrata. Before that, he served 31 years as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, director of special services, director of Columbia Basin Alternative High School and superintendent of Ephrata School District before his retirement in 1997. He represents Ephrata, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, and Wilson Creek School Districts. Larry has been serving on the NCESD Board since 2007.

Marcia Henkle – District 6 Representative

Marcia is retired from her position as regional director of the Washington State Employment Security Department, which administers Employment Security Department’s employment and training programs in WorkSource offices in the region. Marcia was raised in Douglas County on a wheat ranch, and she has taught high school and community college, including Wenatchee Valley College, and also operated Trend College in East Wenatchee. She represents Eastmont School District and the southern portion of the Wenatchee School District. Marcia has been serving on the NCESD Board since 2015.

ESD Board Elections are managed by the Washington State School Directors’ Association. All currently-seated public school board members in the NCESD region were given the opportunity to vote via an online ballot between October 1 and October 16.

North Central ESD covers just over 12,600 miles and provides services to schools in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant Counties serving over 42,000 students.  The Board is composed of seven regionally elected members.

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