Who We Are

A voluntary regional cooperative formed by local school corporations.

Region 8 logo

What is our purpose?

  • To offer educational services which can be provided more effectively and efficiently on a cooperative basis than on an individual basis.
  • To supplement educational services available in the local school districts.
  • To support activities provided within the local school districts.
  • To better equalize educational opportunities and costs for all students.
  • To provide a single voice on education-related issues for all of Northeast Indiana Schools.

What is the Region 8 ESC Geographic Service Area?

15 Counties in Northeast Indiana- Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Madison, Noble, North Miami, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.
Service area map

What is the cost to become a member?

The cost of membership is $ 3.75 per student for public, private and parochial schools. For further information, please contact Josh Wenning- Executive Director at jwenning@r8esc.k12.in.us, or click on the "Become A Member" button below for additional documents. 

Where are we located?

Our offices are located at The Summit, (1027 W. Rudisill Blvd., Box 17, Fort Wayne, IN 46807) a shared campus of socially-minded organizations working together to make our community thrive.
Front school view

Executive Board Members

Mike Keaffaber (Wabash County) - Chair

Marilyn Hissong (East Allen) - Vice-Chair

Steve Teders (DeKalb Central) - Secretary

Michelle Clouser Penrod (South Adams) - Secretary

Teresa Gremaux (East Noble)

Brad Yates (Bluffton-Harrison)

Tonya Weaver (Garrett-Keyser-Butler) 

Park Ginder (Southwest Allen County)

David Hoffert (Warsaw)