Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center
Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) is one of fifty-three service agencies across the state that are part of the network of supports to Ohio’s educational system. NwOESC exists to enhance the efforts of member school districts in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties as well as other educational entities by providing programs, services, and supports in the areas of curriculum and instruction best practices and initiatives, professional development for school staff and administration, and direct services to schools and students in general, gifted, and special education. The NwOESC administers several educational grants including state and regional migrant programming, 21st Century after-school learning programs, programming for at-risk youth, and Safe Schools/Healthy Students efforts. NwOESC also coordinates special student-focused events such as quiz leagues, spelling bees, music fests, and summer honors programming.