The ESD’s dedication to supporting collaboration and building relationships aligns with Sandifer's core beliefs and years of working with the Skokomish community
TUMWATER – September 9, 2020 – The Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 Board of Directors today named Antonio Sandifer to fill the board vacancy left by Bill Williams who passed away on June 13. He will represent District 5, which includes most of North Thurston Public Schools.
Sandifer has worked as a teacher and administrator. For the past seven years, he has served as the Education Director for the Skokomish Indian Tribe. Additionally, he is a founding board member of Graduation Matters Shelton, a community social group endeavoring to ensure that the Shelton School District achieves 100% graduation of all students.
- Antonio Sandifer was named to the board of Capital Region ESD 113 on September 9, 2020.
- He serves District 5, which includes most of North Thurston Public Schools.
- Sandifer has worked as a teacher and administrator, and currently serves as the Education Director for the Skokomish Indian Tribe.
- He is pursuing his EdD in organizational leadership.
- "With more than 18 years of experience at the elementary and middle/junior high school levels, I believe I have insight on current needs. I am an energetic leader who creates a supportive, effective learning community.”— Antonio Sandifer, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, District 5
- “We welcome Antonio and truly appreciate and applaud his commitment to public education and his willingness to take time from an incredibly busy personal and professional life to join our board.”— Don Rash, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, Board Chair, District 2
About Capital Region ESD 113
The purpose of Capital Region ESD 113 is to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. Led by Superintendent Dr. Dana Anderson, ESD 113 provides services for 44 school districts, one tribal compact school, and approved private schools in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific counties. Our goal areas include closing gaps, growing people, influencing change, and eradicating racism.
Kristen Jaudon, APR
Communications, Government Relation & Public Engagement