Board of Directors
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.
Superintendent's Executive Council
Nine superintendents throughout the region sit on the Superintendent's Executive Advisory Council. The Council provides guidance on needed services and ESD programs. The superintendents regularly evaluate how well the ESD is meeting district needs.
There are additional advisory committees for all major programs and services offered by ESD 112. These committees are chosen by the school district superintendents themselves. The function of these committees is to provide consistent guidance and oversight to the programs and offer feedback about the quality of services.
Current Board Members
Ann has served on the board since January 1995 and elected Board Vice President in 2017. She serves as the legislative representative on the board. She previously served as board president from January 2008 to January 2010. She and her husband, Walt, sold their General Store in Glenwood and relocated down the road to Home Valley. Ann continues to represent Camas, Centerville, part of Evergreen, Glenwood, Klickitat, Lyle, Mill A, Mt. Pleasant, Roosevelt, Skamania, Stevenson-Carson, Trout Lake, Washougal, White Salmon Valley and Wishram districts. Past president of the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), Ann is particularly interested in rural schools. Ann is active in her church and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Aside from her civic involvement, Ann has several school-age children and their activities and schooling keep her busy.
Dr. Richard Graham
Dr. Graham has served on the ESD 112 Board of Directors since 1997 and elected Board President in 2017. He previously served as board president from January 2006 to January 2008. He is a retired optometrist representing Castle Rock, Green Mountain, Kalama, part of Kelso, Naselle-Grays River Valley, La Center, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, Wahkiakum and Woodland school districts. A long-time advocate for children, Dr. Graham’s support extends beyond the borders with his volunteer work in "Casa de Elizabeth A.C." an orphanage in Mexico. In addition to Mexico, he and his wife, Margaret love to travel both here and abroad.
The former school superintendent was appointed to the board in August 2014 and elected to the board in 2015. He serves as the representative to the Association of Educational Service District (AESD) Executive Board of Directors. Rainer was superintendent of the Ocean Beach School District from 2005-2009, completed a one-year term as Chair of the Regional Superintendents' Executive Advisory Committee, and engaged in numerous ESD services. He most recently served as consultant on school improvement, leadership, and student achievement for various school districts and organizations including OSPI and the Washington State Leadership Academy. He and his wife of 50 years reside in a home on the Pacific Ocean. He represents the Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum School Districts.
Patricia C. "Trish" Kellogg served as Board President from January 2015 to January 2017. Kellogg represents Director District 4, which includes Ridgefield and the northern part of the Vancouver school districts. Kellogg’s experience is in financial and administrative management and includes work with higher education, small businesses, manufacturing firms, and nonprofit agencies. Most recently, she worked at Washington State University Vancouver. She lives in Ridgefield and enjoys spending time with her five children and 13 grandchildren. In addition, she enjoys gardening, vacationing at the Washington coast, and cooking with her local gourmet group.
Marilyn began on the board in 1988 and served as its president from January 2003 to January 2006. A resident of Vancouver, Marilyn represents District 5, which covers part of Vancouver School District. She is a board representative to Children Northwest, where she serves as past President. Marilyn is an active supporter of several community organizations and keeps abreast of issues that face the city and county as well as school districts in general.
Darlene was elected in 1998 and served as board president from January 2010 to January 2012. A Clark County resident since 1971, Darlene "De" represents District 6, which covers most of Evergreen School District. De is a board representative to the Early Head Start/ECEAP Policy Council. She is also active with the Cascadia Technical Academy and serves on the General Advisory Committee. After a successful career with the Hewlett Packard Corporation, De completed the Warner Pacific College Masters Degree program in Management and Organizational Leadership. De is an avid sportswoman and has been active in local soccer leagues for many years. She currently serves as a referee to community soccer leagues and sees no end in sight.
Steve has served on the board since September 2004 and served as board president from January 2012 to January 2015. He is Fire Chief of Clark County District 3, a position he has held since 1989. Wrightson and his wife live in Hockinson and are very involved in the community. Two of their three daughters currently attend Hockinson schools and Wrightson serves on the Hockinson Schools Instructional Materials Committee. He represents Battle Ground, part of Evergreen and Hockinson school districts in the ESD Region.