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The ESD 112 team is made up of more than 600 professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience.

Our Superintendent

Superintendent Tim Merlino

Tim Merlino is the Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of Educational Service District 112. A seasoned veteran known as an experienced educational leader, he served as Chief Financial Officer for 28 years before being named superintendent in 2013. Since his appointment, ESD 112 has evolved into a $60 million+ enterprise, with significant growth in early learning, school construction, STEM initiatives and innovative student support programs. Under his leadership, the ESD now owns more than $22 million in facilities and 240,000 square feet of building space to house the growing programs and student services.

Currently, Merlino serves on the board of the State’s THRIVE Washington, an influential non-profit early learning organization. He is vice-chair of the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative which provides student data support to 280 school districts and nearly 730,000 students in more than 1,500 schools across the state, and also serves on the board of the SW Washington STEM Network and the WSUV Advisory Board, providing valuable K-12 perspective.

Merlino served on the statewide committee that developed the new Basic Education Funding formula (House Bill 2261) that is now being used to define the funding for the McCleary decision. He will continue to help shape the funding formula that will benefit SW Washington and districts throughout the state.

Superintendent Tim Merlino

ESD 112 Cabinet

ESD 112 Cabinet

An advisory cabinet comprised of six leaders with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise provide guidance to the superintendent. Cabinet members provide a wealth of experience in instruction; early learning; communications; professional development; special education; business and finance management; technology; and legal and employee relations.

Learn more about the staff members who make up the superintendent’s cabinet by clicking on the images below:

Marnie Allen

Marnie Allen
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources and Legal Services

Loy Dale

Loy Dale
Assistant Superintendent, School and Agency Operations

Gavin Hottman

Gavin Hottman
Assistant Superintendent, Chief Business Officer, Business and Financial Management

Lori Oberheide

Lori Oberheide
Assistant Superintendent, Communications and Public Engagement

Mike Nerland

Mike Nerland
Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning

Staff Expertise

Staff Expertise

The ESD 112 team is made up of more than 600 professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Staff members provide a wealth of experience in instruction; school construction; advanced training for teachers and other staff; business and finance management; technology; and administrative support services.

Executive Directors, Teaching and Learning

Mary Mertz
Mary MertzExecutive Director, Special Services
Jodi Wall
Jodi WallExecutive Director, Early Care and Education
Kathy Whitlock
Kathy WhitlockExecutive Director, Student & School Success

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