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Superintendent's Message

Jennifer Felker, Superintendent

Jennifer Felker, Lake County ESC superintendent is pictured.

Since 2016 Jennifer Felker had been the Geauga County Educational Service Center Superintendent and was named the Lake County Educational Service Center Superintendent in December, 2018.   She now serves as the Superintendent for the newly created Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve, which merged the two ESCs in January, 2020.  In addition, Mrs. Felker also serves as the Executive Chair of the Lake/Geauga Information Technology Center (ITC), and Superintendent of iStem Geauga Early College High School.  
Prior to coming to Geauga County, Mrs. Felker was the State Associate Superintendent for Public Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education and was responsible for overseeing the Division of Learning: Center for Curriculum and Assessment, and the Center for Student Support and Education Options. She has also served as Director of Programs and Services for the Orange City School District, and previously was the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent Pro-Tempore of the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Prior to that she was the special education supervisor at Olmsted Falls and Maple Heights City Schools, a teacher and an elementary principal in Brooklyn City Schools, and teacher for Toledo public schools.

Message from our Superintendent, Jennifer Felker: 

Dear ESCWR Staff and Schools, 

I want to welcome back the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve (ESCWR) staff for the 2022-2023 school year and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the students, families, and schools you support in Geauga and Lake counties and beyond.

I am very excited for this school year and want to reiterate our opening day message with a focus on well being and continually reflecting on the amazing impact you have on students daily.  You are so very essential in the lives of our students and the support you offer to families.  I very much appreciate and value all you do for students, families, schools, and community.

Over the past several years, all of you demonstrated your resilience, perseverance, and dedication to our educational profession. I definitely believe our experiences and what we have learned to educate students over these past few years has made us stronger.  It has definitely strengthened relationships and brought us closer to our students, families, and our schools.  

Our ESC is excited to offer new programs and services, as well as welcome our new staff to the our organization.  Our administrative team and central office support staff have once again worked diligently this past year to strengthen our programs and services.  Please take an opportunity to review our website for our professional development and network offerings at

I look forward to visiting classrooms here soon and getting a chance to spend time in our programs/schools.  I wish you the best school year ever and I want to thank you once again for all you do for your students!


Best Always,

Jennifer Felker
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve 
Office: 440-350-2563  Fax: 440-352-6066

Contact Information

Naomi Nunez
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Office: 440-350-2563 ext. 702
Fax: 440-352-6066

Jennifer Felker
Superintendent of the ESCWR
Office: 440-350-2563 ext. 701
Fax: 440-352-6066