Meet our Co-Founders

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edTactics stemmed from the successful business relationships between its founding members: Art Edgerly and Eric Jacobson.

For more than a decade, Art and Eric helped guide school districts looking to implement Continuous Improvement resulting in improved student learning, ongoing two-way communications, effective community engagment, and much more by coaching and consulting with school districts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Art and Eric develop strategies and techniques for school districts which have proven effective in other organizations, too!

We believe success doesn’t come by accident – it comes from strategic planning. Our formula demonstrates proven success and can be applied to school districts, businesses, and other organizations.

Art Edgerly - Co-Founder

Art Edgerly

Co-Founder

Art’s 33‐year career in public education includes 13 years as Superintendent for Ridgefield and Wapato School Districts where he successfully led both organizations to exceed desired goals and expectations.

Art’s expertise in coaching leadership teams, developing strategic plans, facilitating community outreach services, planning facility projects, and conducting workplace investigations has resulted in highly effective programs, increased employee performance, improved system-wide practices, and increased community support.

As an executive leader, Art successfully facilitated and directed more than 10 new and remodel construction projects which gained overwhelming support from community members, business leaders, elected officials, and employees.

Art’s experience using the Design-Bid-Build and General Contractor/ Construction Management delivery models for school construction benefits school districts’ varied circumstances. Under Art’s leadership and administration, Ridgefield School District passed its first bond to add school facilities in 21 years.

Art holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Portland, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Washington, and received his Administrative credentials from Seattle Pacific University.

Eric Jacobson - Co-Founder

Eric Jacobson

Co-Founder

Eric’s career in communications and technology includes serving as Communications and Production Manager for school districts throughout Washington State, PR Manager for the Better Business Bureau, Professor of Media Ethics, and CEO of an IT services firm.

   Eric helps organizations implement effective communications plans by blending traditional methods with the newest technology to ensure every constituent can get their information the way they prefer. 

   Eric currently provides communications and community outreach services to Woodland Public Schools, which included facilitating the grand opening of Woodland’s new high school. He also helped Ridgefield School District pass their first bond in 21 years by implementing effective communications and media technology to create a focused campaign strategy.

   Eric specializes in district communications management including communications plan design and implementation; media relations; community outreach; and two-way communication. 

   Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Public Communication Studies from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. 

 

edTactics has provided services for the following school districts and businesses:

Goldendale School District


Project: edTactics provided capital facility planning including Key Stakeholder Interviews, a Capital Facilities Overview, and Community Outreach.

Green Mountain School District


Project: edTactics provided communications services, helping the district develop and disseminate an information campaign regarding new facility additions made to the district’s campus.

LSW Architects


Project: edTactics worked in cooperation with LSW Architects, an architect firm based in Vancouver, Washington, to plan, facilitate, and complete construction projects including facilities planning and communications services.

Royal School District


Project: edTactics assisted Royal School District in on-campus investigations by facilitating interviews, collecting data, and developing a comprehensive report of the investigation.

Toppenish School District


Project: edTactics provided capital facility planning including Key Stakeholder Interviews and will be providing Community Outreach including planning and facilitating an Open House where community members review the results of the Key Stakeholder Interview Process and provide feedback.

Washougal School District


Project: edTactics assisted Washougal School District in on-campus investigations by facilitating interviews, collecting data, and developing a comprehensive report of the investigation.

Woodland School District


Project: edTactics provides full communications management and facility planning services for Woodland School District including general communications, crisis communications, collateral design and development, website management, social networking, and much more.

Grandview School District


Project: edTactics provided capital facility planning including Key Stakeholder Interviews, a Capital Facilities Overview, and Community Outreach including planning and facilitating an Open House where community members could review the results of the Key Stakeholder Interview Process and provide feedback. edTactics also provides consulting services for Grandview School District in terms of strategic planning facilitation.

Ketchum Enterprises, Inc.


Project: edTactics worked in cooperation with Ketchum Enterprises, Inc., a construction services firm, to plan, facilitate, and complete construction projects including facilities planning and communications services.

Ridgefield School District


Project: edTactics provided full communications management and facility planning services for Ridgefield School District including general communications, pre-bond and pre-levy communications, facilities planning, and much more. edTactics’ efforts helped the district pass its first bond in 21 years and the largest in its history for a project value at more than $49 million.

Sunnyside School District


Project: edTactics provided capital facility planning including Key Stakeholder Interviews and will be providing Community Outreach including planning and facilitating an Open House where community members review the results of the Key Stakeholder Interview Process and provide feedback.

Triplett Wellman Contractors


Project: edTactics worked in cooperation with Triplett Wellman Contractors, a general contracting firm, to plan, facilitate, and complete construction projects including facilities planning and communications services.

West Valley School District
(Yakima, WA)


Project: edTactics provided capital facility planning including Key Stakeholder Interviews, a Capital Facilities Overview, and Community Outreach.

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Call Art Edgerly
(360) 566-7616

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(360) 326-8433

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