Phone: (360) 538-2017


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education, WSU 1990 Master of Education in Administration, CWU 1998 Doctor of Education in Ed. Leadership, AU 2009

Dr. Richard K. Bates

Welcome to the Aberdeen School District Special Education Department!

Appropriate special education services for students in the Aberdeen School District can only be accomplished when parents, students and staff work together.

My role, as director, is to facilitate the cooperation of all members of the Aberdeen School District special education community.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at the district office and I will be happy to personally discuss solutions with you.  I am interested in your suggestions and encourage you to share them with me.  

Working together, we can make our schools great places for children to learn and grow to their full potential.

Regards, Dr. Richard K. Bates

Last Modified on May 28, 2024