Jennifer Felker serves as the Superintendent for the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve. Before coming to the ESC, Mrs. Felker was the State Associate Superintendent for Public Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education and was responsible for overseeing the Division of Learning: Center for Curriculum and Assessment, and the Center for Student Support and Education Options.
Before the merger of the Lake and Geauga County Educational Services Centers (ESC) in January 2020, Superintendent Felker served as both the Geauga County ESC Superintendent and the Lake County ESC Superintendent.
Superintendent Felker also serves as the Executive Chair of the Lake/Geauga Information Technology Center (ITC), and Superintendent of iStem Geauga Early College High School.
In addition, Superintendent Felker serves on The State Board Legislative Council, and as an Executive Committee Member and FY22 Secretary for the Executive Board for OESCA, a BASA Women’s Committee Member, State Department Committee Member
- Board Member for Geauga Family First Council
- Board Member for Lake County Family and Children First Council
- Board Member for the United Way since January 2018
Throughout her career, Mrs. Felker served as Director of Programs and Services for the Orange City School District, and the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent Pro-Tempore of the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Mrs. Felker’s other positions included Special Education Supervisor at Olmsted Falls and Maple Heights City Schools, a teacher and an elementary principal in Brooklyn City Schools, and a teacher for Toledo Public Schools.
Message from our Superintendent, Jennifer Felker:
January 2, 2024
Dear ESCWR Staff,
Welcome back! As we bid farewell to the past year and step into a new chapter, I extend my warmest wishes to each of you for a Happy New Year. I trust this message finds you in good spirits, reflecting on the successes and lessons learned throughout the previous months.
Your commitment to our students' growth and well-being is truly commendable. Your dedication to creating supportive learning environments, forging connections with students and families, and enriching our educational community is the cornerstone of our collective achievements.
The turning of the calendar invites us to embrace new opportunities, set fresh goals, and continue our pursuit of excellence. Your expertise and passion are integral to the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve's ongoing success and its profound impact on our students, schools, and communities.
As we embark on this new year, let us carry forward the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and compassion that defines us. Let us nurture an environment where every student feels empowered to learn, grow, and thrive, and where every staff member is valued for their contributions.
May this new year bring you joy, fulfillment, and renewed energy as we continue our journey together.
Wishing you all a prosperous and Happy New Year!
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve
Office: 440-350-2563 Fax: 440-352-6066
Email: [email protected]