The Association of Educational Service Districts provides local solutions with statewide support
Stronger together, the nine ESDs are united in a shared goal - to help all students succeed.
Washington's ESDs are increasingly depended upon to provide essential services for School Districts and communities, and to help OSPI implement legislatively-supported education initiatives.
Washington ESDs serve:
AESD Executive Board Meeting
The AESD Executive Board met September 19 at Puget Sound ESD. Please click on the picture below to view a new video "Have you Heard of Educational Service Districts?" approved by the AESD Executive Board.
Message from our new AESD President
First, I want to tell you how much of an honor and privilege it is to be your new AESD president. I believe we are in the most challenging and exciting times in education. The challenging parts provide us with new opportunities to help districts. The exciting part is that ESDs are in a unique position to provide leadership and be a positive impact on educational staff and students.
Rick Anthony, Capital Region ESD 113
Farewell Message from our 2014-16 AESD President
After spending the last two years planning and looking ahead I now have a chance to reflect. Being a leader of such an amazing organization has been, without question, the highlight of my 30 plus years in education. The opportunity to work closely with many of the top educators in our state has been a honor. I got to witness first hand the dedicated effort our ESD Superintendents and their staffs put forth daily to provide quality educational opportunities to ALL students in our state. Without question, the AESD network has been, and continues to be, instrumental in this effort. Thank you for the experience. I am humbled.
Gary Coe is a lifelong Washington resident, is married with two sons and 7 grandchildren. He retired from a 31-year career in education as a teacher, coach, athletic director and high school principal. He is a U.S. Army veteran and earned a BA in Economics from WSU, as well as an MA in School Administration from Whitworth. Some of his career highlights include: Induction into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame; 4 terms as league president; twice named District 7 Administrator of the Year; AWSP Principals Rep Council; WIAA District Board of Control; WIAA Executive Board; Board member and past president of NEWESD 101 Board; AESD Board member.
AESD Templates and Documents
AESD Role, Strategic Plan and Constitution