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.

Administrative Services


                                     Jeffrey Kitching, EdD                                     Jonathan P. Costa, Sr.

                                     Executive Director                                         Assistant Executive Director

        Mary Bevan, MPH                                                 Richard Carmelich, III                        Rob Parenti
        Director of Program & Grants Development         Chief Operations Officer                   Director of Special Services