The NCESD Board of Directors commits to being learners together and attend regular professional development. The Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for the NCESD board to connect with their peers from other ESDs across the state.
Throughout the conference, ESD boards from across the state were given updates on the AESD “redesign process” which created the “Association” and the “Network” within the AESD. We wrote about this process in December 2022 – you can read that blog post here!
NCESD Past President, Marcia Henkle, serves on the AESD Executive Board as the President. During the President’s Reception, on Wednesday, Marcia took time to recognize her fellow NCESD board member, Larry MacGuffie who served as the AESD president in 2011 and was on the AESD board in 2008 when they began the process of creating the Network.
“In 2011, we were just getting started with the Network, and look where it is today,” MacGuffie said to the group. “I am so proud of everything that this group – with the leadership of the AESD executive board – has accomplished in a 10-year period. It is just amazing.”
About the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts
Each of Washington’s nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) provides essential local services, responsive to their region’s communities. Together, they form a network that leverages each other’s strengths, and supports all students and schools statewide. You can learn more about the AESD on their website at www.waesd.org