Check out the fall Western Ohio Service Collaborative (WOSC) professional development opportunities at the following link: https://www.woscpd.org/News/22#sthash.2KXjRRiL.dpbs
Congratulations to Jay Borchers who was recognized by Bethel Schools' "Staff Shout Out" program. He was nominated for going "over and above to make sure this year is educationally sound". Thank you Jay for your service to Bethel and your commitment to student centered service!
The Miami County Educational Service Center is currently looking teaching assistants/paraprofessionals. Please visit the Dayton Area School Jobs website: https://www.applitrack.com/dayton/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=38830&category=Support+Staff
Thank you to all of the Miami County school leaders who are continuing to navigate the uncharted waters of reopening schools. The Miami County ESC values our great district partners!
Check out this great article! https://www.tdn-net.com/opinion/columns/83192/a-tribute-to-some-very-special-people
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! "A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others." Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
A Monday motivation quote by Marie Forleo, “Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams. The world needs that special gift that only you have.” You all have special gifts and are greatly appreciated. Stay safe and take care.
I just wanted to send out a big thank you to my office staff, Annie Layman and Carol Chin, for their dedication by coming into the office every day to make sure that the financial side of the ESC is running smoothly during this difficult time. They are also assisting in other areas that are unique to their positions. Great job Annie and Carol. Thank you for everything that you are doing.
Check out the staff at the Miami County ESC Cooperative Learning Center. Be well and be safe! https://youtu.be/qHCdHJBa8NM
Thank you Miami County ESC preschool staff at Troy for the awesome video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ZqmLGMdEM&feature=youtu.be
It was great connecting with all of the Miami County Preschool teachers this morning through Zoom! They shared how they are connecting with families remotely to provide many awesome learning activities for our preschool students. Keep up the great work!
Check out the newly created and FREE virtual learning opportunities for educators through the Western Ohio Service Collaborative at woscpd.org. New topics are being added daily! #OhioEd @oesca @OHeducation
Gov. Dewine announced today that distance learning will continue through the next month. The Miami County ESC will continue to work with our partner districts to pursue our vision of "Meeting the unique needs of every student, every educator, every day". Keep up the hard work.
Children and families are blessed to have many online learning tools to utilize during the stay at home order. Please keep in mind the importance of taking breaks from screen time. Read, exercise, and communicate with those in your home.
The Speech-Language Pathology team of MCESC is hard at work preparing distance-learning activities for their students! Thank you all for your dedication to providing unique ways for students to learn!
Check out this virtual tour of a local pig farm in Versailles. More and more great opportunities like this are popping up everyday! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=499092267435472&id=80009493088
We miss seeing our amazing Miami County ESC team in action at the office, but we are certain that they are continuing to do amazing things for kids as they work remotely. Hang in there everyone and keep up the ingenuity!
Thank you to our amazing Miami County ESC team for continuing to develop creative solutions to our current challenge. Keep focusing on our vision, "meeting the unique needs of every student, every educator, every day."
The Miami County ESC is very pleased to announce that Carol Chin has joined our organization as Assistant Treasurer. Carol will be a great asset to our organization and the Treasurer's office as she brings experience from working for private industries, government agencies, managing a family restaurant and working in a previous school district. Please stop by the Treasurer's office to introduce yourself and welcome Carol to our family.
Check out woscpd.org for local professional development opportunities through the Western Ohio Service Collaborative.
The MCESC will be hosting Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) training on April 23 and 24. We are looking forward to learning more about working with our students using alternative methods of communication! https://www.aacandautism.com/training/class/1763
Thank you to our Miami County ESC special education supervisors for leading our annual book study, “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”. Great leadership in understanding student trauma. Meeting the unique needs!
Congratulations to Cathy Miller, a Speech/Language Pathologist, for having perfect attendance in the month of January and for winning the January reward drawing.
The Miami County ESC Collaborative Learning Center will be closed today, Monday, February 3 due to staff and student absences.
The Miami County ESC Board of Education passed a resolution today in opposition to the expansion of the EdChoice Voucher program. #greatschools #greatcommunities
The Miami County ESC is actively seeking full time teaching assistants and sub teachers and assistants. If you are interested contact us at 937-339-5100. Please share!
(From Dawn Miller) Lauren Peters has shown great creativity, excellent leadership, and has earned the respect of all the students. Lauren continually shows patience, generosity, grace, flexibility, wonderful communication skills. She brings laughter and love to everyone.
The deadline for RESA submission for resident educators is January 24. Good luck to all of our Miami County REs!
Congratulations to Shelli Gooding (PS teaching assistant at Covington) for having perfect attendance in the month of December and for winning the December monthly reward drawing!
The Miami County ESC is excited to partner with the Dayton Dragons once again for their student MVP program!
A huge shout-out to Heather Davey, Katie Anderson, Jodi Egbert, Celia Gaier, and Gobby Chesko. They have spent many hours creating an RTI process for speech-language that is well-researched, student-centered, and impeccably executed. Thank you for your hard work!
Special thank you to Diane Herron from Olivia Mumaw's classroom at Washington Primary. She offered to fill in for a classroom that couldn't find a sub when her room was low on attendance. Great example of Student Centered Service and Professionalism!
Ms. Peters' room (Heywood) is awesome! Students learn many important lessons: internal regulation, team work, losing with grace, humble winning, friendship, conflict management, and building healthy relationships with adults. The staff collaborates to create great experiences!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Sides (TAG teacher at Piqua) for winning the drawing for perfect attendance in October!
Bethany Whidden (SLP supervisor) wanted to take a moment to recognize the joint efforts of Rosemary Frey and Kim Francis who were instructing the students in a collaborative SLP/OT group lesson. They had clearly spent time coordinating and prepping so that the activities they developed were appropriate for the abilities of the students. Sometimes designing group lessons can be a daunting task due to the widely varied needs of our students, and this group was artfully done. As the students engaged in the group activities, the classroom staff (shout out to Teresa Wagner, Cindy Graham, and Felicia Booker) helped keep them on task while Kim and Rosemary led the activities. This was such an awesome example of professionals working together to meet the needs of students and it was wonderful to see.
The Miami County ESC continues to grow. We have around 350 employees. Shout out to HR coordinator Melinda Hoffert for recruiting great members to our team. She is always demonstrating the core value of student-centered service.
Students at the Miami County ESC CLC are enjoying some Halloween fun today!
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Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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We're having a great meeting with Nick!
We had a great Board Meeting this last week. Make sure to mark your calendars for our next Board Members meeting on October 21, 2019!
We are so excited to finally be able to share our new website with you all! Make sure to download our new app to make sure you stay up to date with everything Miami County ESC!