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"The ESC of the Western Reserve has built a reputation on building quality programs for schools.  The collaborative spirit between districts has been a direct result of Superintendent Felker's leadership and her desire to provide high quality service and programs to all the districts in Lake and Geauga counties." 

February 19, 2021

Angela Smith

Superintendent, Madison Local Schools

"The ESC of the Western Reserve plays a valuable role in the functioning of local school districts in multiple ways. 

  • One valuable service is that of granting access to shared programs and resources. The ESC is the mechanism through which districts can share resources that would be too impractical and/or costly for an individual district to design and maintain independently.

  • The ESC is also valuable as a communication pipeline to the Ohio Department of Education. In particular, due to Jennifer Felker's former administrative role in the Department, school districts in Lake and Geauga Counties have quick and easy access to decision-makers in Columbus.

  • The ESC offers a forum within which school district administrators can address common concerns, construct strategies, celebrate successes, share ideas, and brainstorm solutions to educational challenges."

February 19, 2021

Richard A. Markwardt, Ph.D.

Superintendent, West Geauga Local Schools