MOESC partnering with ODE


The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) was one of four of Ohio’s educational service centers to secure an Ohio Department of Education bid to serve in Gov. Mike DeWine’s Building Regional Capacity to Support Ohio’s Literacy Coaching Model literacy project.

Through this contract, one of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)’s agency goals and objectives aims to increase student achievement through improved language and literacy outcomes for students. Mid-Ohio’s partnership with ODE will effectively meet this goal as the bid MOESC submitted included provisions for a full-time literacy director, up to 25 remote coaches, and program management for the two-year project.

Carrie Wood, MOESC’s director of teaching and learning, has been named as the literacy director for this project while Executive Director Dr. Mark Burke will direct the program quality management components spanning 23 counties. As the literacy director, Wood will coordinate coaches, training, and project implementation for the northwest quadrant of Ohio.

“I am thrilled for Mid-Ohio to continue the legacy of leading the region to champion literacy,” Wood said. “To be granted an opportunity to lead in the governor’s literacy project is an incredible challenge, but at the same time an incredible opportunity for Mid-Ohio to extend its reach over a span of 23 counties and ultimately contribute to the impact to improve language and literacy outcomes. This project is to serve as a successful model to replicate across Ohio’s schools. It’s an honor to coordinate the work in this project as the director of literacy on behalf of Mid-Ohio’s collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education.”

Mid-Ohio is currently seeking coaches based remotely in priority counties of Erie, Huron, and Lorain counties, as well as Ashland, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot counties.

Regional capacity coach responsibilities

• Provide appropriate support at the building and classroom level related to language and literacy instruction that is aligned with Ohio’s plan to raise literacy achievement and Ohio’s learning standards for English language arts.

• Build collaborative relationships with building-level administrators and staff, school-based literacy coaches, educators, and community partners.

• Effectively identify the needs of identified schools and educators to develop a coaching service delivery plan that supports local literacy improvement plans to improve reading outcomes and support the implementation of professional learning in evidence-based literacy instruction and high-quality instructional materials.

• Provide systems (building-level) and instructional (classroom-level) coaching to support the implementation of a multi-tiered system of support for literacy.

• Support the statewide literacy coaching initiatives and the integration of coaching supports with regional systems of support, including state support teams and educational service centers.

Interested individuals can apply at or contact Wood at [email protected] for more information.

Submitted by Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

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