Superintendent's Office

Superintendent’s Message

As we wrap up the 2022 year we are happy to reflect on the direction we have taken here at the OVESC. With many new faces in leadership roles as well as out in our buildings and districts, we have brought new ideas and new focus to the mission of the ESC. Our new Marietta training room continues to be used daily by our staff and member districts as we work collaboratively to embrace best practices in instruction and public education as a whole. We want to applaud all of our employees, departments, and leadership as we believe they have made a visible and credible commitment to emphasizing quality in our service models to the member districts. Make no mistake, we are not at our end as to where we are committed to being as an ESC but rather engaged in the concept of continuous improvement. 

We want to thank all of our member districts for their support and assistance in developing an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration between all members. The OVESC’ s first priority is to #SERVE, but an equally vital responsibility is to facilitate a network of school districts focused on collectively providing the best opportunities and chances for kids to succeed in their education. Together, we are all reaching these goals.

The 2023-2024 school year will bring even more changes to the OVESC. Our district membership will see changes. Noble Local School District has decided to realign with a neighboring ESC and will begin more direct work and services with them beginning next school year. We certainly will continue to serve that district any way we can and wish them continued success for their students in the years ahead.

While we will certainly miss our direct work with Noble Local, we are excited to announce that the OVESC will actually be growing in size both geographically and in numbers. Both Crooksville Exempted Village Schools and Morgan Local Schools have decided to align with the OVESC beginning the 23-24 school year! We are grateful for their interest in our vision, mission, and services. The addition of Morgan Local and Crooksville will expand our service region and enable us to continue to grow and provide for a greater region. Our current member districts’ superintendents have already expressed their excitement and welcomed their new leadership, but we at the OVESC want to officially welcome Morgan and Crooksville aboard! We look forward to great relationships and future service to your school communities!

In addition to the new districts, Rolling Hills Schools have expressed their desire to be part of our Bright Beginnings Preschool. This will be a welcomed and great opportunity to expand our early childhood education opportunities as well as return this program to part of Guernsey County!

We are completely excited for what this new year is going to bring. There are several new services and projects being developed and we can’t wait to implement them with our membership and communities. As always, please reach out to us with any questions, ideas, thoughts or needs. Have a great 2023!

Dalton Summers
Superintendent, Ohio Valley ESC



The Ohio Valley ESC will serve our partners, provide leadership, build connections, develop relationships, leverage resources, and enhance learning.


The Ohio Valley ESC is dedicated to providing innovative services that value and enhance continuous learning.