Education Services Department

The St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency serves as a liaison between the Michigan Department of Education and local school districts. RESA offers the county's public schools a variety of programs and services designed to enrich the total educational process. Programs and activities offered are designed, implemented and integrated to meet the needs of our local school districts and improve student achievement.


Education Services provides support in the following areas:

  • Accreditation
  • Consultant services
  • Data to support student learning
  • Curriculum and instructional support
  • Educational organizations and committees
  • Instructional best practices
  • Leadership development
  • Math/Science Center and programs
  • MEAP/MME testing
  • ProSolve problem solving in mathematics
  • Response to Intervention
  • School improvement framework
  • Section 504
  • Technology Integration
  • Toolboxes





Brenda L. Tenniswood, Director

Brenda L. Tenniswood, Director of Education Services at St. Clair County RESA, leads a department of consultants and administrative staff who provide and facilitate leadership initiatives and instructional networks.

Brenda is dedicated to supporting Professional Learning Communities (DuFour & Eaker, 1999) which are based on the premise that all students can achieve at high levels with the proper support systems in place. To that end, she is committed to doing whatever it takes to assist teachers with teaching and students with learning. She is also engaged in studying the change process necessary to support educational reform.