The Southern-Regional Educational Service Agency (S-RESA) and the University of Southern Mississippi Regional Service Center are located in the Owings McQuagge Hall on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. S-RESA is one of six Regional Service Centers for the state of Mississippi, offering support, and services to member and area school districts.
We develop and conduct quality professional learning on topics as requested by school districts. Workshops can be customized to meet the needs of districts or we will seek national level experts at your request. SEMIs and OSL credits are offered for practicing and entry-level administrators through the Mississippi Department of Education. CEUs are offered for teachers through the USM Regional Service Center.
S-RESA hosts monthly Superintendent Meetings to keep member distrist superintendents current on all initiatives and events. This is a time to superintendents to collaborate with colleagues, discuss mutual concerns, and develop plans of action.
Member curriculum directors meet every other month to discuss current initiatives and issues. S-RESA facilitates these meetings with the directors driving the agendas. We invite MDE or other guest speakers at the request of the directors to support the group's efforts to implement programs with fidelity. Group members also share their ideas of how they meet current state mandates.
S-RESA offers technical assistance to member districts in any area of need. Areas include five-year plans, surveys, needs assessments, new teacher induction, curriculum work, teacher evaluation mentoring, and grant writing.
We also facilitate or host such events as the Making Connections Conference. S-RESA will be glad to help you set up your opening day and professional development days from speakers and registration to CEUs.
The USM Regional Service Center will help districts obtain CEU credit for professional learning activities you have planned for your school. Please contact Dr. Irene Dearman at (601) 266-6777.