(BEST) Beginning Educator Support Team

(BEST) Beginning Educator Support Team

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 supports a BEST Consortium grant to assist school districts in developing their comprehensive induction program. Additionally, the OESD is able to support school districts in our region that have applied for their own BEST grants.

The OESD’s mission is to be an essential partner in public education so that we advance student achievement and learning for all. We aspire to be increasingly indispensable to the school districts and education partners we serve.

Consortium School Districts: Cape Flattery, Crescent, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Quileute Tribal School

Individual BEST Grant Districts: Bremerton, Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, North Mason, Quillayute Valley, South Kitsap


Patricia Beuke
Director of Learning Support
(360) 782-5067

Gina Hill
Clerical Assistant
(360) 478-6872

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“When multiple stakeholders from various roles design systems of support and conditions for new educators, they have a collective sense of responsibility for the learning of new educators and their students. What we do for teachers, we do for their students.”

Marcy Yoshida – OSPI BEST Program Coordinator

BEST Services

The OESD BEST Lead is available to provide support at your district location, online via ZOOM, or at another location that works for you! They can schedule trainings or meetings during the work day, at early dismissal, weekends or evening.  Services may include:

  • Summer instructional orientation support
  • Enhanced support for teachers in - Special Education, with limited certificates, CTE (straight-from-industry), out-of-certification and year 3
  • Out of district mentor support
  • Professional learning throughout the school year
  • Support for novice educators from underrepresented populations
  • Conducting observations and providing feedback

Mentor Roundtables

Roundtables are opportunities for mentors and coaches to build knowledge, practice skills, collaborate with colleagues, and reflect on their work supporting teacher growth and pursuing educational equity.

OSPI Mentor Roundtables   

Mentor Academies

Mentor Academis exists to prepare educators as leaders to serve in their mentoring and coaching roles. 

OSPI Mentor Professional Learning

Induction Coaching

Ongoing, topical collaboration for those who lead BEST district work.

OSPI Induction Leader Professional Learning   

Nakia Academy

A professional learning community for educators of color to learn how to support, mentor, guide and build the next generation of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders.

Nakia Academy Form

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