Willamette Education Service District

Success, Achievement, Together...For All Students


  • Staff Recognition: July 2021

    Bettina Bautista

    Bettina Bautista | Communications Specialist | Communications

    Bettina joined the Communications Team during the pandemic and jumped right into providing exceptional support. She has stepped up to handle new assignments and challenges with grace and enthusiasm.

    In a short time, she has greatly helped to improve our external communications through our social media, district outreach, and promoting the Willamette Career Academy through strategic communications. In less than a year at the agency, Bettina has formed solid partnerships across the agency and region.

    A big thanks to Bettina!

    Leah Tenkate

    Leah Tenkate | Speech/Language Pathologist | Special Education

    Leah has worked tirelessly to meet student service time and support districts. We had several SLPs resign mid-year and it was difficult to fill their spots, with in-person specialists. Leah jumped right in and covered services to make sure students’ services were met. Additionally, she case managed and supervised an SLPA.

    Leah’s skills and dedication to her craft are exemplary. Even this summer, she has agreed to an extra duty contract with Lord High School and the Oregon State Hospital. She is going above and beyond to assist another district in providing recovery services.

    We are really proud of the work she’s done and the example she sets for the Special Education team.



  • We have reopened our facilities and returned employees to the workplace. Looking ahead, our partner school districts fully expect to reopen and return to full in-person learning this fall

    We will continue to partner with public health officials and will share further details about updated COVID-19 safety measures and in-person learning expectations moving forward. 

    Additionally, we are working in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education and their comprehensive Resiliency Framework for the 2021-2022 school year

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