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.

A New Database for Disability Services

Ablefind.org helps connect people to housing, jobs, and more A few years ago, Tel Woolsey needed to find the right services to help with his physical disability. He’s a graphic designer and Web Accessibility Specialist at the Center on Human Development (CHD) at the...

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...

Safe Schools Alliance Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership

Students, police chiefs and sheriffs, district attorneys, school superintendents, mental health professionals and many other regional leaders will gather at the High Desert Education Service District on Wednesday, December 19 at 8 a.m. to celebrate the 20th...

$300K grant funds Crook County school counselors

Better Together Central Oregon announced this week it has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the newly launched, national Every School Healthy Campaign that is being used to fund two new counselors in the Crook County School District and to train district staff...