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Making Connections

Making Connections

Linking Educators & School Districts with Resources

The NWESD provides a centralized point for services and information relevant to K-12 education for our region.

  • By pooling services, administrative and overhead costs are minimized.
  • The result of this centralized approach is a highly effective service delivery system to NWESD partner school districts.
  • Our unified approach gives school districts access to the services they desire and gives them a voice in how the services are delivered.
  • We aim to minimize duplication of support services, which results in significant savings for the participating school districts and maximizes taxpayer dollars for instructional purposes.

NWESD & NWRDC Supporting Professional Learning

[training] teachers, attendees & participants
[leading] classes & workshops


“As a superintendent of a small island school district, it is imperative that we have technological services that are dependable, reliable, and transparent. With the NWESD’s personalized technology support, we have that and so much more. Our technology needs are well managed not only on day-to-day operational needs, but also future thinking and planning. The NWESD’s commitment to our district is simply superb. Thank you!”
– Kari McVeigh, Superintendent San Juan Island S.D.

“As a district, we have found the NWESD’s Culturally Responsive Collaborative valuable for many reasons. While deepening our understanding of the connection between culturally responsive teaching practices and the brain, our team used the structured learning time to develop plans for next steps.”
– Karin Manns, Assistant Superintendent Granite Falls S.D.

“Being a NWESD Early Learning Fellow means I am learning from and sharing ideas/strategies/resources for children birth-8 with my colleagues across my region. Specifically, I am learning the science explaining brain development which will allow me to provide relevant professional development to the early learning educators in my district. Additionally, I am developing ideas and strategies to prepare pre-K students and their families for kindergarten specifically but also for their K-12 experience”
– Kim Hawes, Principal Custer

“Kelly Spears at the NWESD Science Materials Center has been amazingly supportive of K-5 science in our district, as well as the ESD as a whole. Kelly goes above and beyond to ensure we have all of our kits stocked and if something needs to be addressed, it is done quickly and with courtesy. Kelly was complimented when we conducted our Amplify Training this summer. The trainers talked about what an amazing job Kelly and her team had done of prepping the kits. The trainers indicated other districts they work with do not have this level of support. Kelly is customer service oriented, has great attention to detail and has been the reason our elementary teachers are able to teach science at the level they do. Our teachers have everything right there ready to go! Kelly is a huge asset to the NWESD and the materials center.”Lloy Schaaf, Stanwood-Camano School District