On October 20, eight districts in the ESD 101 region will officially launch the start of the 2014 WSLA program. These districts are participating in the Year 1 Cohort and include Chewelah, Columbia-Hunter, Curlew, Davenport, East Valley, Reardan-Edwall, Ritzville-Lind, and Tekoa. Lead by WSLA Instructors Alison Olzendam and Carol Whitehead, all teams will examine the statewide problem of practice: How can we create and lead a system that ensures effective instruction for all students, integrates multiple initiatives; i.e., Common Core, TPEP, Smarter Balanced…and results in sustained high levels of learning?
The other first-year districts come from the ESD 113 region and the group’s first workshop is slated for October 21 and will include ESD 113, Mossyrock, Napavine, Onalaska, Rochester, Southside, Tenino, and Toledo. The WSLA Instructors for ESD 113 are Glenys Hill and Mickey Lahmann.
Districts participating in year 2 of the program include Eatonville, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Skykomish, Steilacoom, and Vashon Island from ESD 121. The WSLA Instructors for this region include Janice Watson and Carol Whitehead. Completing the list of participants for the 2014-15 year are Cle Elum-Roslyn, Mabton, Royal, and Toppenish from ESD 105 with WSLA Instructors Marlis Lindbloom and Vickiy VanBeek.