It is the mission of our organization to provide quality services and build valued partnerships in our service region and beyond. The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center plays a vital role in the education of students in the Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams county areas. Now more than ever, our schools need to rise to the challenge of educating all students with skills for the 21st Century to be globally competitive. To accomplish this, we must all work smarter not harder and use our resources - people, technology, materials, and facilities - in efficient and cost effective manners. We must be creative and open-minded in our thinking. The NwOESC is poised for this work, and I am excited to be part of such a service-oriented agency. Our staff is committed to excellence. As Superintendent, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center.


Yours in Education,

Kerri Gearhart, Superintendent


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality services and build valued partnerships through: 

  • specialized services
  • innovative programs
  • responsiveness
  • collaboration



Administrators' Conference and On-going Updates for 2015-16

The 2015 Administrators' Conference materials are available by clicking on the button above.  Informational material will be updated throughout the school year.

Contact Information

Physical Address:

Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center
205 Nolan Parkway
Archbold, OH 43502-8404
Phone and Fax:

Main Line
Phone: 567.444.4800

Central Office
Phone: 567.444.4807
Fax: 567.444.4802

General Education Office
Phone: 567-444-4809
Fax: 567-444-4802

Special Education Office
Phone: 567.444.4808
Fax: 567.444.4804

Business Office
Phone: 567-444-4806
Fax: 567-444-4803

PD Event Status in case of Inclement Weather:

Call the main office at 567-444-4800 after 7:00 AM to listen for recorded message related to delays or cancelations of On-site PD events. No message = No delay or cancelation! Thank you.

Upcoming Events

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