"We are encouraged by any organization, especially one as young as Eastern Ohio Education Partnership, that is patient in its response yet bold in its delivery to ensure positive academic outcomes for our students."

Jennifer Roller, President, The Raymond John Wean Foundation

"As a member of the business community, it is encouraging that post-secondary/career access & readiness is a primary goal of EOEP. The skills acquired are critical as students enter the workforce."

Robin Patton, FirstEnergy, Eastern Ohio Education Partnership, Leadership Council Member

"We recognize the importance of using data to make decisions that will positively impact our students. That is why we are excited to be a part of EOEP’s work around using data to drive academic decisions."

Matthew Bowen, Superintendent, Campbell City Schools, Leadership Council Member

"The education and economic development sectors must work hand-in-hand to create a healthy economy for our region. We are fortunate that business, education and other community leaders decided a few years ago to create the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership to foster improved educational results by our students. Those improvements will pay dividends in future economic growth by having a well-trained and educated workforce."

Tom Humphries, President & CEO, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce

"The recently re-organized Eastern Ohio Education Partnership is truly working to improve the region’s education attainment and career and college readiness. EOEP’s coalition of educators, business people, civic leaders and others are teaming up to improve school and career readiness and reading and math skills to prepare our people for the employment opportunities of the 21st century."

Tony Paglia, Retired Vice President of Government & Media Affairs, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Eastern Ohio Education Partnership, Past Board Chair

"The focus on a narrow set of goals, using data to drive decisions and advocating student results is the work of many of the EOEP partners. Combining our efforts and leveraging our human capital is powerful in the network teams. We are modeling collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking."

Michele DiMuzio, Director, State Support Team Region 5, Eastern Ohio Education Partnership Network Team Member

"The new focus on key transitions -- early childhood and post-secondary/career access and readiness -- will help the partners collaborate more efficiently and have an impact on educational opportunities in the region. The emphasis on data is particularly welcome. If we can’t measure results, how will we know we’ve made progress?"

Dr. Charles Howell, Dean of Beeghly College of Education, Youngstown State University, EOEP Board Member