Farr chose to apply to ESD 113's Board of Directors because she believes in service and public education.
TUMWATER – December 8, 2021 – The Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 Board of Directors today named Pamela Farr, Ph.D., to fill the board vacancy left by Antonio Sandifer, Ed.D., who resigned to accept a position with the North Thurston Public Schools as their new Director of Equity and Languages. She will represent District 5, which includes most of North Thurston Public Schools.
Farr has 40 years of education experience as a teacher, building administrator, and district administrator, and has a long history of working with ESD 113. While she considers herself to be an academic, she acknowledges that schooling is a balance between academic achievement and the social-emotional support of our students.
Farr is a current Board Member of the West Olympia Rotary and has experience working on a number of boards. She has a special interest in Field STEM outdoor learning experiences, partnerships with businesses and tribal governments, and equitable learning environments.
- Pamela Farr, Ph.D., was named to the board of Capital Region ESD 113 on December 8, 2021.
- She serves District 5, which includes most of North Thurston Public Schools.
- Farr earned her Ph.D. in science/technology education and educational leadership from the University of Washington.
- She has 40 years of education experience as a teacher, building administrator, and district administrator.
- She currently serves on the board of West Olympia Rotary.
- She is a past board member of the South Sound Reading Foundation, Evergreen Alumni Association, Sound Learning, and Hoquiam and Shelton Rotary.
- "I am really excited to be a part of this organization. I have had many years of exceptional service from the ESD and I love the idea that I can be of service to the ESD and to public schools.”— Pamela Farr, Ph.D., Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, District 5
- “[Farr] brings to the board a wealth of experience in education, as well as with other organizations outside of the ESD. She will be an effective and contributing board member and she is warmly welcomed.”— Al Cohen, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, Board Chair, District 4
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, which we acknowledge is land forcibly removed from the Nisqually, Cowlitz, Puget Sound Salish, Quinault, Shoalwater, Chehalis, and Squaxin Island People. Our goal areas include closing gaps, growing people, influencing change, and eradicating racism.
Kristen Jaudon, APR
Communications, Government Relation & Public Engagement