About MESD

  • 2017-18 Adopted Budget PDF

    Multnomah Education Service District is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond.  MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon.  MESD's major areas of service include:

    • School Health Services
    • Special Education
    • Alternative Education
    • Technology
    • Outdoor School
    • School Improvement

    MESD is governed by a seven-member, elected Board of Directors who serve four-year terms.  Five members are elected from zones and two are elected to at-large positions. Directors are not compensated for their services.
    Superintendent & Cabinet
    Sam Breyer is the Superintendent;  Sascha Perrins is the Interim Assistant Superintendent; Kathryn Skimas is the Director of Instructional Services; Todd Greaves is the Director of Student Services;  Sean Woodard is the Human Resources Director; Doana Anderson is the Director of Business Services;  Laura Conroy is the Director of Strategic Engagement and Heather Severns is the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board Secretary.
    As of July 2016, MESD employed 436 staff members.  The largest categories of staff are educational assistants and school nurses.  MESD also employs certified teachers, school administrators, occupational/physical/speech therapists, specialists and support staff.
    Component Districts
    By Oregon Statute, MESD's primary customers are the eight public school districts in Multnomah County.  The total enrollment (ADMw) of our components districts is approximately 100,000 students.  Component districts include:
    Centennial        Corbett      David Douglas      Gresham-Barlow  
    Parkrose           Portland     Reynolds               Riverdale