Communication Services2021-11-12T09:35:15-08:00

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Communication Services

ESD 112 maintains the largest school communications program of the nine educational service districts in the state. School districts are our specialty and we’ve been serving them for 50 years. Although our scope of services has grown dramatically through the years based on client demand, we still believe in the power of personalized services tailored to the unique needs of every district.

Each member of our award-winning school communication services team has a communications degree, plus extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. We’ve built an expansive menu of affordable communications products and services.

Most importantly, our staff maintains broad knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the issues and challenges for educators in the state.

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Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Local Contract School Districts Served this Year
Non-contract school districts served in the past 5 years
Educational agencies & coalitions served in the past 5 years
Programs & departments served within ESD 112


Educational agencies across the nation can call upon the League for any communications challenge, and when the need has passed, League members move on to the next educator in need. Our hourly rate is more competitive than a typical ad agency, and we specialize in education, so the communications are always on target. No job is too big or too small!

Annual Contracts

The majority of our contract clients are mid-sized school districts in the Southwest Washington region. These districts each have unique communications needs, but they all share the desire to communicate with their communities regularly and professionally. Our contract services are carefully tailored to each district, and needs that exceed the contract easily transition to the fee-for-service model.

2019-20 District Contracts

  • Battle Ground Public Schools
  • Camas School District
  • Castle Rock School District
  • Chehalis School District
  • Hockinson School District
  • Kalama School District
  • Kelso School District
  • Longview Public Schools
  • Pacific Crest Innovation Academy
  • Washougal School District

School Communications Collaborative

School Communications Collaborative

ESD 112 is part of the School Communications Collaborative, a shared service and resource model that offers communications services across participating Educational Service District (ESD) borders. Participating ESDs include: ESD 105, ESD 114, ESD 123, ESD 189 and ESD 112.

Products & Services

We facilitate planning with leaders to build a solid communications plan that includes identification of goals, audiences, materials, timelines and key messages.

Creativity guides our newsletters, news releases, superintendent messages, web copy, speeches, talking points and more.

We guide the development of a transparent public process that engages community investment in local school funding. Services include: Action planning; Brand development; Messaging complex funding information; Graphic design; Presentation tools and materials

We manage communications during and after a crisis of any magnitude, including media relations, family communications, reputation management, and strategy development.

We help districts shape key messages and communications materials before, during and after a work stoppage. We provide effective communication strategies and onsite consultation throughout the process.

We provide media interview training, media distribution list management, reporter/newsroom outreach, story pitching, news release writing, talking points and more.

Communication is everyone’s job. We provide customized training for staff to ensure they have the understanding and skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Concept to completion management of school or district events such as open houses, community engagement nights, meet-and-greets and more.

We know how important it is to do your research before making decisions that impact staff and community. We have vast experience facilitating focus groups of any size to encourage productive dialogue. We also have extensive experience writing and launching surveys that elicit feedback to help inform decisions.

Our collaborative review of your communications practices includes listening to your internal and external stakeholders to guide improvement in strategies, community engagement, development of materials, website, social media and more.

We engage your district partners in a process to identify key brand attributes and elements and use their feedback to create a powerful district brand identity.

Our award-winning designers produce it all! Annual reports, infographics, newsletters (e-news and printed versions), brochures, rack cards, presentations, blogs and more.

We have a full suite of video services, including idea brainstorming, script development, video interviews, graphic imagery, voice-over services and editing.

We research, design, test, manage data, and provide hosting, live support and training.

We print anything—fliers, posters, binders, banners, swag, yearbooks. Just ask us!

Who to Contact

Contact the League of Communicators

Monique Dugaw

Executive Director, Communications & Public Engagement


Phone: 360–952–3575


Heidi Barnes

Director, Creative and Web Development


Phone: 360-952-3592


Xander Hayes

TV ETC Coordinator


Phone: 360-952-3643


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ESD 112 Careers

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Please look at our recruiting page to view the current opportunities.

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