Regional Recognition

Painting of two people holding hands at sunset.

Art Show

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Capital Region ESD 113 High School Art Show

Our first virtual Art Show features student artwork from Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties.

See all of our entries on Flickr.

Knowledge Bowl

2019-20

Large Schools

Contact: Doug Peltier
Location: Tumwater High School
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 16
  • Tournament II—December 14
  • Tournament III—January 11

Small Inland Schools

Contact: Kim O’Hara
Location: Toledo First Baptist Church
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 18
  • Tournament II—December 12
  • Tournament III—January 13

Small Coastal Schools

Contact: Teri Hulbert
Location: Grays Harbor College
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 15
  • Tournament II—December 6
  • Tournament III—January 10

Regional Knowledge Bowl

1A–4A Schools: February 6
  • Location: Capital Region ESD 113
  • Check-in: 8:30 am
  • Start: 8:45 am
B Schools: February 7
  • Location: Capital Region ESD 113
  • Check-in: 8:15 am
  • Start: 8:30 am

State Tournament

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

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Equipment

Teachers

2020 Regional Teacher of the Year

Lisa Summers

Lisa Summers

In Lisa Summer's class, "PE" stands for "positive environment."

Lisa Summers believes everybody will be successful in her class and every student is included. As a physical education and health teacher at AG West Black Hills High School in Tumwater School District, she is committed to helping students make connections and increase their social-emotional skills. "Ms. Summers is the kind of teacher who instills hope, fosters positive change, and inspires her students to engage in their learning," says Principal Dave Myers.

Because of the strong connection she makes between physical and social-emotional health and her commitment to each and every student, Capital Region Educational Service District 113 named Lisa Summers as our 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year. We're proud of the work she is doing and look forward to sharing her influence across our state.

About the Teacher of the Year Program

Since 1963, the Washington State Teacher of the Year program has selected one outstanding educator annually to serve as the Washington State Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year is selected from a slate of up to 9 regional candidates representing Washington’s nine ESDs, as well as tribal schools.

Anyone can nominate someone for Teacher of the Year. Nominated teachers complete a written application and enter the regional selection process through their ESDs. Each ESD recommends a Regional Teacher of the Year to the state program. Regional Teachers of the Year undergo a rigorous state selection that includes a written application, presentation, and panel interview. The State Teacher of the Year is selected by a committee made up of diverse educators, families, students, and education stakeholders.

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Classified Employees

2019 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year

Gayle Capsel

Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 named Gayle Capsel as their 2019 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year. Capsel serves as director of Snug Harbor Childcare for Teen Parents at Harbor High School in the Aberdeen School District.

The selection committee chose Capsel for this award because of the strong connection between her daily work and student success.

Gayle Capsel now serves as one of nine candidates chosen by their respective ESDs, who will be considered for Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will select and announce the state winner this spring.

About the Classified School Employee of the Year Program

The Classified School Employee of the Year program recognizes one classified employee from each of Washington’s educational service districts every year. A selection committee chooses the State Classified School Employee of the Year from this group of regional finalists.

The award is available to any classified school or district employee working at least half-time.

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Contact Us

Knowledge Bowl
 Russel Rice
360-464-6733

Art Show
 Dianna Avery
360-464-6717

Teacher of the Year/Classified School Employee of the Year
 Dana Anderson
360-464-6701