Jennifer Priddy Named Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations

Jennifer Priddy

TUMWATER – June 15, 2023 – At their meeting on June 14, the Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) Board of Directors named Jennifer Priddy as their next Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations. This position oversees several ESD programs including school fiscal services, human resources, workers’ compensation cooperative, information technology, and information service center.

Priddy joins the ESD after serving 13 years as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Capital Planning for Olympia School District. Major efforts included planning and implementing a $200 million school construction and remodel Master Plan, successful enrichment and technology levy campaigns, investments in school equity and programmatic excellence, and adjusting the district after COVID-19 for a lower enrollment level and the depletion of federal pandemic stabilization funds. Prior to the Olympia School District, Priddy served as Assistant Superintendent of Financial Services for two State Superintendents of Public Instruction, leading their efforts to improve funding levels and modernize funding systems for nearly a decade. Her work included convening advisory groups of ESD, professional organizations, and school district experts to devise, review, and advocate for funding systems and funding levels for K–12 education. Ultimately the work of these advisory teams was embodied in the prototypical model and McCleary legislation.

Priddy will begin her new role on August 28. She will replace JoLynn Berge.

Fast Facts

  • Jennifer Priddy served 13 years as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Capital Planning for Olympia School District.
  • Before OSD, Priddy worked at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for 11 years — serving four years as their Director of Budget and Financial Services and seven years as Assistant Superintendent of School District Finance.
  • Between 1994 and 1997, Priddy worked as a Finance Analyst for the Appropriations Committee Washington House of Representatives, Office of Program Research.
  • She earned her bachelor’s degree and master of public administration from The Evergreen State College in Olympia.


  • “I look forward to joining an organization steeped in a culture of public service and working with colleagues committed to the organization’s mission and advancing equity and inclusion. I am eager to join the team at ESD 113 to support school and district leaders in their efforts to improve the lives of children and students.” — Jennifer Priddy, incoming Capital Region ESD 113 Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations
  • “Jennifer is a strong supporter and caring advocate for her staff and the entire K–12 system. State policymakers consider her one of the strongest voices for K–12 funding. I look forward to working with her to increase educational opportunities for all students in our region to succeed in school and to advocate for school districts’ financial stability.” — Dr. Flip Herndon, incoming Capital Region ESD 113 Superintendent

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.

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Kristen Jaudon, APR
Senior Director – Communications, Government Relations & Public Engagement
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