About Us

About Berrien RESA

Read about our 2021-2022 accomplishments in our Annual Report.

Welcome To Berrien RESA

Mission: "Optimizing student outcomes through collaboration and transformation."

Berrien RESA is one of 56 education service agencies in the State of Michigan serving over 24,000 students in Berrien County. The schools we serve include 15 public school districts, 20 non-public schools and three charter school academies.

RESAs are the only educational entities with 100 percent access to every public school to ensure implementation of 6 core services: early childhood, student services, administrative services, teaching and learning, technology services and developing partnerships. Berrien RESA is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan general school laws.

Shared Beliefs:

We believe that Berrien RESA should build and maintain:

  • Quality service through integrity, collaboration, honesty and trust,
  • Leadership by example, innovation and adaptability,
  • Programs and services built upon data and shared knowledge,
  • Community relationships.

Core Values:

  • Quality- Providing programs and services built upon shared knowledge.
  • Respect- Serving others with professional regard.
  • Leadership-Guiding people through innovation to achieve goals.
  • Partnership-Building relationships through teamwork and advocacy in the community.
  • Compassion-Supporting others in a caring manner.

Focus Areas:

  • Student achievement
  • Use of data to improve programs and services
  • Family matters
  • Service to school community

Our Surroundings

Berrien RESA and its associated educational facilities are located just miles from one of our nation's most abundant resources of fresh water; Lake Michigan. We are also neighbors with the state of Indiana, which creates our southern border.

Working To Share Resources

Local school districts, educational organizations, local non-profit organizations and neighboring businesses are partnering with Berrien Regional Education Service Agency in unique ways...by sharing resources that allow all of us to work more efficiently and effectively. Through such collaborations, dollars are saved, employees are working smarter and students/customers are reaping greater benefits. By incorporating the sharing of services in nearly every aspect of our organization, we too are being responsible stewards of tax payer dollars in that, we are maximizing how we spend revenue while at the same time providing premium services and support to Berrien County children.

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