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Elevate Your Leadership Kick Off!

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A new year brings fresh opportunities and new beginnings. There's truly nothing quite like the start of a school year!

Speaking of new beginnings, we're thrilled to introduce "Elevate Your Leadership," a new initiative we're launching this year. Curious about what this entails? Join us on Monday, August 21st, at 3:30 PM for the "Elevate Your Leadership Kick-off" informational event. Here, you'll discover all the essential details and learn how to register.

Let us provide you with a glimpse of what's in store: we're organizing concise learning sessions across every ESD in the state. These sessions will be held at various locations within each ESD, and in some instances, multiple meeting sites will be available. We aim to ensure your in-person attendance is as convenient as possible.

We fully recognize the intricacies and challenges that come with school leadership. This endeavor should be pursued in collaboration. School leaders must come together to engage in discussions, offer support, learn collaboratively, and collectively devise solutions to issues. That is why we hope you will join us in your ESD region.


  • Gina Yonts, Associate Director, AWSP

    Gina joined the AWSP team the summer of 2018. She has served in education the past 27 years as a classroom teacher, Middle School Assistant and Lead Principal, as well as an Elementary Principal in the Walla Walla School District.

  • Jack Arend, Deputy Director, AWSP

    Jack joined the AWSP team in July 2019. He has served in education since 1989 as an elementary, middle and high school music teacher. He began his building leadership career in the fall of 2006 as the principal of Peter G. Schmidt Elementary in the Tumwater School District. After eleven years in the principalship, he served two years at the Central Office level overseeing multiple content areas and mentoring first year teachers.

  • Kamrica Ary-Turner, Associate Director, AWSP

    Kamrica Ary-Turner joined AWSP in July 2022. She served as an educator in Washington for 14 years, mainly in secondary schools, as a counselor and the last 10 years as a school administrator in ESD 121. She advocates for the whole child with a passion for justice, diversity, equity, and community partnerships.

  • Scott Friedman, Associate Director, AWSP

    Scott Friedman joined AWSP in July of 2018 after 25 years as a teacher, coach, school, and district administrator. He began his educational career at Ridgetop Junior High is Silverdale as a teacher and coach. From there he taught and coached at Riverside High School before embarking on his administrative career. Scott has served as a high school assistant principal and athletic director. From there he spent four years as an elementary principal. The last four years Scott has been the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Nine Mile Falls School District. Learn more.

August 21, 2023
Mon 3:30 PM PDT

Duration 0H 30M

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