Resident Educator

The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011. It is a four-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required for new teachers to qualify for a five-year professional educator license. The Ohio Resident Educator Program is the first steps on a path of continued professional learning, leading educators to more effective practices and excellence in teaching. It is designed to fit alongside the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), with clear connections between the two.

The residency provides new teachers with formal and informal professional development opportunities that are responsive to both the developmental needs of beginning teachers and district priorities. Individualized and differentiated professional development occurs between resident educators and their mentors through regular, ongoing interactions.

Coldwater has had numerous teachers successfully complete the Ohio Resident Educator Program. The district currently has four resident educators on staff. They are as follows:

Year Two:

Erica Albers, Intervention Specialist, Elementary

Year Three: 

Jessica Post, Language Arts, Grades Five and Six

Lindsey Homan, Pre-Algebra, Grade Eight; Language Arts, Grade Seven

Year Four:

Cory Klenke, Algebra and Informal Geometry, High School

Teachers today begin their careers with four-year Resident Educator licenses. During this time, they must complete all four years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program and successfully pass the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) to qualify for a five-year professional license.  The assessment calls for Resident Educators to demonstrate their ability to design and implement instruction that engages students in complex thinking and uses formative and summative assessments to inform their teaching practices.  

As a result of feedback from educators throughout Ohio as well as an advisory group, the Ohio Department Of Education is in the process of restructuring the Ohio Resident Educator Program, including the program’s summative assessment. The Department will be providing more information and resources later this school year for all who are involved in the Resident Educator Program, once the restructuring process is complete. 

We would like to congratulate the following Resident Educators who passed the RESA earlier this spring:  

Cory Klenke, Algebra and Informal Geometry, High School

CEVS would also like to congratulate the following teachers who successfully completed the Ohio Resident Educator Program during the 2016-2017 school year and have obtained their 5-year Professional Teaching License.

Riley Muhlenkamp, 4th Grade

Breana Siefring, 1st Grade

Sam Gudorf, Kindergarten

Gail Dwenger, Middle School Intervention Specialist

CEVS is proud to have them on our teaching staff!