PENDLETON, Ore. -- The deputy superintendent of the
InterMountain Education Service District in Pendleton will become interim superintendent of
the Douglas ESD in Roseburg, Ore., starting July 1.
Michael Lasher has worked for the IMESD in Pendleton for 17 years.
Lasher was the director of the information technology
department when he first arrived at IMESD. After 10 years,
he then moved up into
an administrative role as Chief Operations Officer, and
then as Deputy Superintendent when the former Umatilla-Morrow ESD became IMESD
During his time at the ESD, Lasher also began the entrepreneurial leg of IMESD, called
InterMountain Initiatives, that has grown significantly over the past 15 years.
Lasher has also
served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Small Schools Association for
the past two years.