Ohio’s Teachers must successfully complete a four-year residency program and receive a passing score on a performance-based assessment in order to earn a professional license to practice. The Gallia-Vinton ESC is the coordinator of the Resident Educator Program for its member school districts.
The Gallia-Vinton ESC is dedicated to making the Resident Educator Program a success. The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011 and has evolved to a comprehensive, multi-year induction program to create more successful teachers. Successful completion of the program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) results in professional licensure. The four-year program offers support and instructional guidance to new teachers as well as mentors and facilitators. It enables mentors and other colleagues to guide and support Resident Educators over time and move them more deeply into the process of being an effective teacher. The residency provides resident educators with formal and informal professional development opportunities provided by the ESC.
Years 1 & 2: This is referred to as the mentoring years. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year the topic for Year 1 & 2 will be Focused Mentoring. The ESC provides the mentors a specialized training and both the Resident Educator and Mentor with an orientation of the year’s requirements.
Year 3: Requirement is the completion of the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). RESA is supported with professional development workshops provided by the ESC with an open line of communication for questions and support. RESA can be completed in Year 2 of the program beginning in 2019.
Year 4: Resident Educators who have successfully passed the RESA in year 3 require one additional year in the program to participate in the Exploring Leadership Year activities. As determined locally, Resident Educators who require more than one year to successfully pass the RESA may not need to participate in the activities of the Exploring Leadership year to complete the four years of the program.
*There can be exceptions in the progression of the program.
Mentor Trainer: Doug Hale
Professional Development Coordinator: Mary Lou Thacker
Technical Support Coordinator: Mark Carlisle
Field Program Coordinators: Debby Canter, Tim Massie, Brett Wilson, Doug Hale, Mary Lou Thacker, Mark Carlisle
2020-2021 RE/RESA Candidates presently working with the ESC are listed below:
Year 1 - 16 Candidates plus Mentors
Year 2 - 24 Candidates plus Mentors
Year 3 - 20 RESA Candidates plus Facilitators
Year 4 - 32 Candidates plus Colleagues
Total - 92 Candidates