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The Mission of the Greene County Educational Service Center

The mission of the Greene County ESC is to promote educational success of students by providing essential, effective, specialized services supporting collaborative partnerships amongst all stakeholders.

The Vision of the Greene County Educational Service Center

The Greene County ESC aspires to develop and deliver quality services benefiting students, families, staff and partners in education.

The History of the Greene County Educational Service Center

The Greene County Educational Service Center was created as the Greene County Board of Education in 1914, when Ohio's 80th General Assembly recommended the establishment of a county board of education for each of the 88 counties in the state. At that time, the main purpose of the county office was to provide administrative leadership to mostly small local school districts.

Since its formation in 1914 the Greene County ESC has seen the population it serves in Greene County increase as listed in the following chart:

PopulationYear
29,7731910
31,2211920
33,2591930
35,8631940
58,8921950
94,6421960
125,0571970
129,7691980
136,7341990
141,1811995
147,8862000
161,5732010
168,4122020

 

Since 1914 the Greene County ESC has had 13 superintendents. Their terms have been as follows:

 

Frank M. Reynolds

1914 - 1920

H.C. Aultman

1920 - 1940

Harry Pickering

1940 - 1941

S.O. Liming

1942 - 1953

Vaughn Lewis

1953 - 1957

E. W. Kavanagh

1957 - 1966

Robert P. Peters

1966 - 1982

Howard L. Post

1982 - 1993

William S. Wright

1993 - 1999

Ed L. Bowman

1999 - 2002

Terry A. Thomas

2002 - 2012

Michael Gray

2012 - 2015

Terry Graves-Strieter

2015 - Present

 

As part of the 1995 biennial state budget, legislators authorized that all county boards of education be called Educational Service Centers. In August 1995 our name changed to the Greene County Educational Service Center. This same provision also changed the name of our board of education to "governing board." Through history as County Offices have moved more from a regulatory agency to one of providing necessary services, the name Greene County Educational Service Center truly fits our mission today which is "... to promote educational success of students by providing essential, effective, specialized services supporting collaborative partnerships amongst all stakeholders."

Currently the state of Ohio has 51 Educational Service Centers, down from the original 88 as enacted in 1914.

The Greene County Educational Service Center mainly provides services to the Greene County public schools districts: Cedar Cliff Local, Greeneview Local, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, Beavercreek City, Fairborn City, Xenia Community and Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools.

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