The First Ring Schools Collaborative (FRSC) is an association of 16 school districts that surround the city of Cleveland, Ohio and serving more than 100,000 students. It was established in 2000.
To help school districts address the interrelated challenges related to poverty, mobility, diversity, and the achievement gap.
Who is the Collaborative?
Curriculum Directors - Facilitator: Lea Travis (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
High School Principals - Facilitator: Dave Laurenzi and Russ Bennett (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
Public Relations/Communications Directors - Facilitator: Charlene Paparizos (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
Pupil Services Directors - Facilitator: Rick Dillman (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
Safety/Security Directors - Larry Tomec (Ohio Schools Council)
Treasurers - Facilitator: Kent Zeman, Lakewood City Schools Treasurer
Early Childhood Education - Facilitator: Tippi Foley (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
Career Readiness - Facilitator: Amy Harker (ESC of Northeast Ohio)
EMIS Shared Services - Facilitator: Patience Rush (CONNECT ITC)
Transportation - Facilitator: Hugh Quill (Public Performance Partners, ESC of Northeast Ohio contractor)Programs:Leadership Academy - Coordinator: Bill Wagner (ESC of Northeast Ohio)Student Leadership Institute - Coordinator: Wendy Jovan (ESC of Northeast Ohio)Other areas the First Ring Schools Collaborative addresses…Student Wellness - Mary Wise and Denise Pietrzak (ESC of Northeast Ohio)Student TransitionAcademic AchievementSchool-Based Health CareCLICK HERE for the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.
First Ring Schools Collaborative Board Members:
Dr. Cassandra Johnson, Interim Superintendent, Bedford City Schools
Charlie Keenan, Chair, Maple Heights City Schools
Charlie Smialek, Parma City Schools
Donald Jolly, Warrensville Heights City Schools
Linda Reid, South Euclid Lyndhurst City Schools
Renee Willis, Richmond Heights Local Schools
Jennifer Dodd and Bill Wagner