Growing up as the oldest of five children in a small town in rural Arkansas, Phyllis understood early on in life the principle of service. As an educational consultant, Phyllis provides school districts with professional development training in improving instructional practices and curriculum alignment. She has presented at the international, national, and state level on topics ranging from effective course design to teacher effectiveness.
Jessica Vavrus is the Executive Director of AESD and OSPI Network Executive Director. She is formerly the Deputy Executive Director of WSSDA, and took on this new role in early August. Before her work at WSSDA, Jessica spent almost 15 years serving in a variety of leadership roles at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). One of those roles was as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. In that role, Jessica connected the work of OSPI with efforts in each of the nine regional Educational Service Districts (ESDs) to develop an equitable and accessible statewide delivery system to support school districts and educators in providing instruction and other important services through the AESD.
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