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Superintendent Darcy WeisnerA Message from Superintendent Weisner:
Every student deserves a caring, engaged adult who will take an interest in them and guide them to do and be better. Every student deserves the chance to succeed.

Our ESD team is comprised of more than 150 professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. We pride ourselves in offering custom solutions to meet the needs of our school systems and students. Services include professional learning opportunities for teachers and other staff; business and financial management; content expertise; communication and planning support; technology; and administrative support. I encourage you to reach out to our team with any questions or needs.

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Darcy Weisner
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2021-2022 Superintendent Search

On August 26, 2021, Superintendent Darcy Weisner announced his resignation and subsequent retirement, effective June 30, 2022.  Mr. Weisner has spent 40 years in public education, taking on the role of ESD superintendent in 2016. In addition to serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Mr. Weisner is known as an exceptional coach and mentor, receiving the honor of induction into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) Hall of Fame in 2016. Under his leadership, ESD 123 has nearly doubled in size, both in revenue and in number of employees. Programs have shown tremendous growth and outreach in the past five years, including services such as early learning, dropout re-engagement, and birth-to-three early intervention.

ESD 123 began the formal process of conducting a superintendent search in September. The ESD’s superintendent search committee includes board members Kara Kaelber, Terry Brandon, and Lee Ann Dudney. After meeting with and scoring the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) submitted by the potential search consultants, the search committee selected Ray and Associates as the firm that will lead the superintendent search process.

Prior to the start of their regular meeting on October 28, the ESD board participated in a retreat with Ray and Associates. The updated superintendent search timeline below was provided following the retreat:

  • Nov. 8 – 31 Characteristics Survey closes
  • Nov. 16 – Superintendent job description and posting finalized
  • Nov. 17 – Position posted online - Find information and apply HERE
  • Dec. 31 – Deadline for application materials
  • Jan. 5-13 – Screening and reference checks
  • Jan. 20 – Candidate interviews
  • Feb. 3 – Finalist interviews
  • New superintendent confirmation anticipated at the February 24, 2022 ESD board meeting
  • Jul. 1 – Appointed superintendent reports
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