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Student learning is at the core of everything we do.


Division of Teaching and Learning

Using research and best practice as its guide, the Division of Teaching and Learning includes a cadre of strong and successful programs that support learning instruction and technology for schools, children, youth and families.

The division works in partnership with schools, districts, families, communities, higher education, businesses, government and other partners to help create opportunities for educational success throughout the region. Content experts offer a wide variety of professional development courses for teachers, early learning providers and parents designed to support achievement and life-long learning.


Individualized assistance with everything from child care to school readiness to professional learning opportunities.

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ESD 112 provides the SW Washington region with introductory level training for competencies 1-6, 7-11, & 13

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We provide teacher, administrator and ESA certification services for the ESD 112 region.

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Mike Nerland

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning


Phone: 360-750-7500

Email: mike.nerland@esd112.org

Jodi Wall

Executive Director, Early Care & Education


Phone: 360-952-3366

Email: jodi.wall@esd112.org

Kathy Whitlock

Executive Director, Student and School Success


Phone: 360-952-3417

Email: kathy.whitlock@esd112.org

Jeffrey Niess

Executive Director of Specialized Student Services


Phone: 360-952-3529

Email: jeffrey.niess@esd112.org

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The Division of Teaching and Learning encompasses early care and education, workforce training, school programs, prevention services, school success initiatives, educational technology, STEM, research and assessment, math and science resources, and specialized student services.

More information on our programs can be found on the following pages:

STEM Initiatives
Prevention & Youth Services
Teaching & Learning Resources
Early Care & Education
Professional Development
Student Services

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ESD 112

Our scope of services is wide and varied. It includes but is not limited to curriculum; instructional support and assessment; business operations; transportation; youth employment; printing; public relations; data processing; payroll; fingerprinting; network support; a statewide K-20 computer network; traffic safety education; construction management; preschool programs; homeless transportation; para-educator training; and special education.
ESD 112
ESD 112April 19, 2019 at 8:44am
Our 1-2-3 Grow and Learn program was recognized for the wonderful work they do in the community. This program is free to all families with children birth to 5 and no RSVP is needed. For information on locations and times, please call 360-952-3466 or visit https://www.esd112.org/ece/1-2-3-grow-and-learn/

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