1920 Slabtown Road
Lima, Ohio 45801 [map]
Phone: 419.222.1836
Fax: 419.224.0718 

Welcome to the Allen County ESC!

Welcome Dr. Wittwer

     Dr. Dean Wittwer will be assuming the position as Superintendent of the ACESC officially on August 1st.   He has been Superintendent for Findlay City Schools since 2005. Prior to becoming Findlay's superintendent, Dr. Wittwer had been Superintendent for Wapakoneta Schools for 12 years. In Wapakoneta, Dr. Wittwer also served as an elementary principal and assistant high school principal. Prior to his tenure at Wapakoneta, he taught Art at Lima Shawnee High School and was department chair, vice president of the Teacher Association, as well as varsity football and basketball coach.  He and his family lived in Lima for 16 years and look forward to returning to work and serve in  Allen County again.

     Dr. Wittwer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Wittenberg University, Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Miami University, Master of Educational Administration from the University of Dayton, and a Doctorate from Bowling Green State University.

     He is a member of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators Legislative Committee, serves as a mentor to new superintendents and is active on the State Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for Education.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Findlay. Dean and his wife, Pat, a  retired Radiation Therapist who worked at  Blanchard Valley Medical Center,  St. Rita’s and Memorial Hospital during her career have a son, Tom, a 2006 graduate of the Air Force Academy as a pilot and currently serving his country as a Captain in the Air Force, and a daughter, Dr. Katie Wittwer who is a resident at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati .


          County-wide Principal's Meeting - Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Allen County Sanitary Engineer's Office

        Writing Professional Growth Plans Based on Evaluation Data - August 15, 2014 - Workshop for Superintendent, Principals, OTES & OPES Evaluators - Register under Upcoming Events

       Resident Educators and Mentors - Meetings on August 18 and 19, 2014 posted in Upcoming Events

       Safety and Violence Prevention Training - Registrations being taken in Upcoming Events for this workshop to be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

       OPES Credentialing Training - September 23 and 24, 2014, Allen County Sanitary Engineer's Office, Lima, OH  *Registration is available via STARS

 OESCA_Logo.jpg The Allen County ESC is proud to announce that Katherine Inskeep, a senior at Bath High School, is the 25th Annual Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award winner for the 2013-14 school year.  This award recognizes one senior from each of Ohio’s 88 counties for outstanding student achievement.

     The award is named after Dr. Franklin B. Walter, a former State Superintendent whose work in education was respected and admired by educators nationwide. Each school district chose one applicant encompassing outstanding academic achievement, leadership roles, hard work and involvement with schools and community, as well as student honors to represent Allen County. While all nominees were exemplary, Katherine was chosen to represent our county.

     Congratulations to Katherine for this statewide recognition!