EdAdvance is one of Connecticut's six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs). Our mission as the RESC in western Connecticut is to promote the success of school districts and their communities.

Collaboratively with them, we provide educational and related services.  A continuing commitment to quality and excellence is our standard of performance.

EdAdvance was established under Connecticut Statute 10-66, a-m, and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members from local Boards of Education.


Central Administration

Jeffrey Kitching, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Jonathan P. Costa, Sr.

Assistant Executive Director

Mary Bevan, MPH

Chief Grants & Development Officer

Richard Carmelich, III

Chief Operating Officer