The services provided to our constituent school districts include Technology Services and Support, Early Intervention, and Early Childhood Special Education, School Improvement and Assessment Support, Special Programs such as Migrant & Indian Education, Behavioral Assessment and Home School Services. We also provide our districts with access to video streaming from Discovery Education; Career Information System (CIS) for middle and high school students; Data Warehouse; and, membership opportunities to Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC).

Pat Sublette

Pat Sublette, Ph.D


Penny Grotting

Penny Grotting

Assistant Superintendent

The superintendent, in collaboration with the ESD board and other staff, is responsible to implement the delivery of the programs and services provided to local districts by the ESD. In the delivery of these programs and services, the ESD strives to build relationships and partnerships based on mutual trust and respect; to provide high quality leadership for the improvement of student learning in the region; to provide high quality regional services which are effective, efficient and equitable to our users; and, to maximize our use of innovation as we design and deliver services to our component school districts.

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Our Mission

To assist Hood River & Wasco County school districts and the Department of Education in achieving Oregon's educational goals by providing equitable, high quality, cost-effective and locally responsive educational services at a regional level.

Our Vision

Columbia Gorge Education Service District is dedicated to enhancing the opportunities and educational efforts of our component school districts in maximizing educational achievement for our students. We strive to demonstrate leadership, provide wise utilization of resources, and add value to the educational process. We empower our component school districts through equitable support and flow-through funding to effectively and efficiently educate all students.