Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Albert R. Cohen to their Board of Directors, representing District 4 (Olympia and Griffin school districts). Dr. Cohen replaces Dr. Howard Coble, who passed away in September.
Dr. Cohen’s work history in the field of education is extensive. He has been a university instructor, a teacher and principal in both elementary and high school, and a school district administrator. He served as the superintendent of the Olympia School District from 1990 to 2001.
“We’re fortunate that Al has agreed to join our team,” said outgoing Board Chair Harry Carthum. “He brings an experienced perspective. And at the same time, he is eager to learn more about the students and school staff in our region, and how he can support their success.”
Dr. Cohen will serve until the next regular Board election, which will occur this fall. At that time, he will run to fill out Dr. Coble’s current term, which ends in 2020.