About NCESD Special Education Support & Services

The North Central ESD offers a wide variety of services that include staff development training, technical assistance, and numerous resources for school districts and staff to assist with the educational program for students with disabilities. Many of these services are provided through a cooperative while others are fee for service.

Approximately 143,000 eligible students in Washington state receive special education and related services. The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) fulfills the requirements of the federal individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures all children with disabilities have access to a free appropriate public education.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact the Special Education department at (509) 665-2630 or reach out to one of the contacts below.


Darcy Johnson

Associate Director of Student Success and Learning
Email Darcy Johnson
509-665-2615

Leanne Lafferty

Managing Director of Special Services
Email Leanne Lafferty
509-665-2623

Amy Eddy

Admin Intern
Email Amy Eddy
509-665-2622

Raquel Ellis

Administrative Assistant
Email Raquel Ellis
509-665-2636