Education Services Department
Welcome to the main webpage of the Education Services Department at St. Clair County RESA. We are working hard to maintain an up-to-date resource that provides educators, parents and stakeholders with critical information to positively impact teaching and learning.
I'm the director of a department that provides leadership, programs and services to local school districts. Among our programs are those designed to support school administrators and teachers. We offer professional development, classroom modeling, coaching, and group networking. We also provide direct student services including academic enrichment and accelerated programming.
Together with our RESA colleges from administrative services, educational/information technology, and special education, we are working understand the trends and tools that are impacting the future of learning. We want to be on the cutting edge of innovation. Ultimately, we envision a day when all learners are connected through technology-rich environments to learning that prepares them to be confident, creative problem solvers, and global citizens who care about their culture.
Many exciting collaborative ventures are taking place in St. Clair County, including:
St. Clair County KnowHow2Go
A local college access network to help students and their parents successfully navigate the K-16 process.
21st Century Learning Symposium
The August conference has grown in popularity each year. This year, over 600 educators, business and community leaders participated.
Blue Water Middle College
A partnership with four local school districts to provide high school and college courses simultaneously for students.
Virtual Learning Academy
A virtual high school for dropout and expelled youth.
I invite you to explore our department webpages to see what resources are available to you.
Joanne E. Hopper, Ed.D.
Director of Education Services