From the Superintendent

Our mission is to improve student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency. Implement best practices for educators gleaned from investigation, innovation, and incubation of ideas and efforts from the public and private sectors.

2019 We Read: So You Want To Talk About Race

High Desert ESD is proud to continue our annual, organization-wide book club and continue to align our content with our organization’s commitment to equity. For this 2019 We Read, we have chosen Ijeoma Oluo's New York Times Bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race....

How One Girl with Albinism Has Excelled

With the wide range of kids High Desert Education Service District serves through local schools, there’s one idea educators have in common: A person’s challenges or limitations don’t define them. Sierra Abbott, who recently graduated Bend High School with honors, is a...

Culture of Care

Left to right: Erin Taylor, Amber McGill and Amy Yillik Building a Culture of Caring for Students with Trauma High Desert Education Service District recently hired staff for three new positions that will forward the idea of a “Culture of Care” across Central Oregon....

What is an Autism Specialist and why are they important?

What is an Autism Specialist and Why Are They Important? What is an autism specialist and what do they do in our Central Oregon schools? Like so many titles in education, it’s a role with many hats. Autism specialists with High Desert Education Service District...

Collaborating Your Way to Better Problem Solving

Photo caption: High Desert Education Service District was excited to host Ross Greene on May 17 in Bend. Greene, a clinical child psychologist who developed the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, offered a training for parents, educators, and medical...