TUMWATER – September 15, 2022 – JoLynn Berge began her new role this week at Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) as the incoming Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations. This position oversees several large ESD programs including school fiscal services, workers’ compensation cooperative, and information service center. She will replace the ESD’s current deputy, Calvin W. Brodie, when he retires on October 31.
Berge has more than 20 years of experience in the area of K–12 finance. Most recently, she served for six years as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance for Seattle Public Schools. Before that, she spent 11 years at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, where she served as Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Superintendent, and four years at the Washington State Auditor’s Office. She is an innovative, strategic leader who uses data to inform her decisions.
Berge grew up in Wishkah Valley and then raised her own family there. She is delighted to return home to serve the students and families in our region.
- JoLynn Berge served six years as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance for Seattle Public Schools.
- She was their longest-serving Assistant Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer in the past 40 years.
- Before SPS, Berge worked at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for 11 years — serving four years as their Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Superintendent.
- Between 2001 and 2005, Berge worked as a School Specialist for the Washington State Auditor’s Office.
- She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
- “After six years in Seattle, I’m excited to return to our home in the Wishkah Valley, where I went to school and raised my family. I look forward to continuing my career in K-12 at ESD 113. The ESD’s mission and vision for service is close to my heart. I am eager to learn more about how ESD 113 partners with our school districts and seek new ways to meet the needs of our students and their families.” — JoLynn Berge, Capital Region ESD 113 Deputy Superintendent
- “With her vast school finance experience at the state and district levels, we are fortunate to have JoLynn join our team. She is a proven leader who is deeply committed to our region.” — Dr. Dana Anderson, 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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