After 20 years as the Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer for Educational Service District 112, Dr. Twyla Barnes is announcing her retirement, effective September 30th. ESD 112 provides operational assistance and other services to 30 school districts all across southwest Washington. During Barnes’ tenure at ESD 112, the agency has been consistently in the state and national spotlight for development and delivery of effective education and community-based services. ESD Board President Steve Wrightson says that the organization has become one of the most innovative in the country under Barnes’ leadership. Wrightson says that they will now undertake a national search for Barnes’ successor, with a goal of making that hire by July 1st, to allow for a three-month transition period.