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Message from the director

Welcome to the Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative (GFESC) and our website. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Director. We take pride in serving the 21 school districts that comprise our region of the state. GFESC is committed to serving our member school districts and providing the assistance they need to encourage and challenge their students to reach their highest personal potential. We believe that each child is special and we believe our mission is to make a difference for each and every child we serve.


As educators, we strive to motivate and assist our schools in developing instructional programs which are innovative, creative, and progressive so that they can best serve the different learning strengths and learning styles of their students.  We believe in the extraordinary potential of all of our more than 44,000 students and are committed to assisting with meeting their individual needs. Our work together requires teamwork, dedication and collaboration. That collaboration allows our member schools to be more effective and equitable in providing services to their children and youth.


Yours in education,

Jim Ford