Tenneal Wetherell


On behalf of the South Coast ESD, I welcome you to our district and community. Our school district is pleased and proud to serve Coos, Curry and Western Douglas counties. The ESD serves approximately 16,000 students from Birth to 21 years in the areas of special education and curriculum and professional development as well as technology and business support services to school districts. We are also very fortunate to provide a variety of grant programs such as Career Technical Education, Title III and Migrant Education and Youth Transition Programs.

It is truly a privilege to serve as the South Coast ESD Superintendent alongside a group of talented and dedicated professionals. It is because of each and every one of them, working together on the behalf of students, that we are able to provide the essential services the students, their families and this community needs in a knowledgeable, professional and compassionate environment.

Please take the opportunity to explore our new and developing website to learn more about our organization and the services we provide. If you have any questions or we can be of assistance in any way please feel free to reach out to me or any of the staff.

Warmest Regards,

Dedicated to Improvement

South Coast Education Service District (SCESD) is dedicated to organizational and personal professional improvement in order to meet the needs the students, families and school districts we serve. Achieving this target requires common goals and objectives, a robust accountability system and a positive professional culture. To that end, SCESD has developed:

  • a long range plan with data collection tools and evaluation cycles,
  • a continuous improvement plan with planned organizational activities,
  • a governing design system that allows for board and staff involvement,
  • an equity plan to meet the needs of all students, families and community members.


These tools allow SCESD to focus our improvement efforts, prioritize our investments and obtain the outcomes that we believe will increase access, break down barriers and ensure that every student with their unique skills, abilities, and background experiences can learn, grow and achieve personal success.


Tenneal Wetherell

Kathy Metzger
Office of the Superintendent