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ESD 112 board of directors are strong education advocates in our community.

Board Structure


Under law, ESDs are governed by a board of directors consisting of seven citizens who are elected by the school board members in the region’s 30 public school districts. The board members represent geographic director districts based on U.S. Census data. The ESD board is responsible for policy and governance of ESD 112 and for providing direction to the superintendent who is advised by local school district superintendents.

Accountability is exceptionally strong at ESD 112. As authorized by statute, ESDs are directed to be as responsive to local educational needs as possible.

ESD 112 Board of Directors

Current Board Members

Current Board Members

ESD 112 is governed by a seven-member board, which is elected by local school board members throughout a six-county geographic region. These volunteers are strong education advocates in our community. They understand education policy and are involved in the issues, opportunities and challenges at both the state and local levels. The ESD 112 board members are the critical link between communities and school districts.

LeAnne Bremer

Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell

Dr. Richard Graham

Dr. Richard Graham

Mark Hottowe

Mark Hottowe

Marilyn Koenninger

Darlene Stickel

Darlene Stickel

Steve Wrightson

Steve Wrightson

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Board Policy

Board Policy and Administrative Regulations

Click on a section below to view the policies for that section. If you require these policies in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Admission and Attendance
Rights and Responsibilities
Student Welfare
Recruitment and Personnel Selection
Employment Practices
Financial Planning and Management
Student Services
Risk Management
ESD Property


The Board forms and adopts the policies of ESD 112. The Board receives input and assistance forming policies from the Superintendent, ESD staff, and if needed the counsel of local superintendents in ESD 112.


The Superintendent, or the Superintendent’s designee, develops procedures where required by Board Policy to implement the policy. Procedures are not reviewed by the Board.

Guidelines, Manuals and Operating Practices

Department and Program Managers develop guidelines, manuals and operating practices that address agency, department and program expectations. Guidelines, manuals and operating procedures are reviewed and approved by the ESD 112 Cabinet member that oversees the department or program.

If there is a conflict or ambiguity in policies, procedures or guideline/manual/operating practices, Board Policies govern. ESD procedures govern and must be followed when there is a conflict or ambiguity between a procedure and a department or program guideline, manual or operating procedure.

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ESD 112January 21, 2022 at 11:05pm
“When our districts have a need, ESD 112 steps up to deliver on that need, literally in this case,” said Tim Merlino, superintendent of ESD 112. “We find a way to get to yes and help out schools in our region and across the state.”

Learn more about how the ESD 112 team recently came to the rescue with school testing supplies: #SWWA #PPE #WASchools

ESD Leadership News

ESD 112 leader receives state leadership award

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ESD 112 presents 2021 Regional WASA Awards

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Loy Dale retires after 25 years of dedicated service

Assistant Superintendent of School and Agency Operations, Loy Dale Assistant Superintendent of School and Agency Operations, Loy Dale, will retire effective February 19, 2021, ending a 25-year tenure of significant advancement in Insurance [...]

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