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Welcome to the Western Region Education Service Alliance!

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All sessions unless otherwise indicated are held at the WRESA - (click for directions)

PLC Coaching Academy

PLC Coaching Academy

August 8-9, October 24-25, and December 5-6, 2016


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● Ongoing: General Curriculum Math Subtest: Test Preparation Course    


The registration fee for this course is non-refundable once you have received your information to log into the course.




Teacher Job Fair

NC Mountains Teacher Job Fair

(May 9, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon)

Asheville Event Centre

291 Sweeten Creek Rd.

Asheville, North Carolina

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Download LEA Contacts(pdf)




Drivers' Education



see the FAQ


Current (Session 8) Drivers' Education Classwork Course


Now accepting registrations (class size limit for this session is 90)


Class: 5/2 - 5/29

Orientation: 4/29 - 5/1







Regist. Begins:


 Mar 22


April 5


April 19


May 3


May 17

Substitute Teacher Certification Online Course

Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification  (Ongoing)



Professional Development At The WRESA: (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)


WRESA Update January 2016

April 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Latest and Greatest Chapter Books - Grades 3-8  Register

*** This session has been cancelled! *** April 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:   Sam and Dave Dig a Hole – Grades 2-4 (Apr 2016)


WRESA Online Professional Development : (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)


Current and Upcoming On-line Courses


Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification  Register

Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning - Lateral Entry (30 Contact Hour Session)    Register

Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning Online Course   Register

Ongoing:  Foundations of Reading Test Preparation Course Online   Register

Ongoing: General Curriculum Math Subtest: Test Preparation Course     Register

ONLINE - March 28 – May 9, 2016: The Next Step in Guided Reading: Focused Assessments and Targeted Lessons for Helping Every Student Become a Better Reader  Register

ONLINE - March 28 – May 9, 2016: Using Our Own Non-Fiction Texts to Engage Our Students   Register

ONLINE - May 9 – June 13, 2016: Robert Putnam’s  Book:  Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis   Register


2016 Summer Leadership Conference Information !!!


Register Now!


Conference Attendees and Presenters

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

2016 Summer Leadership Conference Announcement (PDF Document) Please Read this 1st 2016 Summer Leadership Conference Vendor Announcement (PDF Document) Please Read this 1st

Call For Presentations! We are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions. Information Clearing House for Sponsors and Vendors!

2016 Summer Leadership Conference Tentative Agenda (PDF Document)  


New Administrators' Institute Tentative Agenda  (PDF Document)


Register Now! Take advantage of our early registration discount until April 1. Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration


News and Upcoming WRESA Activities


WRESA Has Moved!

10C Yorkshire Street – Lower Level

Asheville, NC  28803

Phone:  828.774.5681

Please make sure you update your records!

Driving Directions Take I-40 to Exit 50 and take a right toward South Asheville.  Take the first left onto Yorkshire Street located between the Huddle House and the Biltmore United Methodist Church.  Drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right into the entrance to  Building10C.  Great Beginnings Dentistry is located next to our building.  Our office is in the back on the lower level.


WRESA is proud to present:



Better Conversations


For Administrators, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Central Office Staff


May 3, 2016     9 am -  3 pm 

Asheville Event Centre

Registration Fee:  $85 (lunch included)

(Fee Non-Refundable)



Read More About Dr. Knight



WRESA is proud to present:



Using Real - World Problems for

Math Classrooms – Grades 6-12


May 5, 2016     9 am -  3 pm

Location:  Western Carolina University/Biltmore Park

Registration Fee:  $65 (Fee Non-Refundable)


Read More About Robert Kaplinsky



WRESA Update January 2016



WRESA Update January 2016 (pdf)

WRESA Update September 2015 (pdf)

WRESA Update June 2015 (pdf)

Professional Development at the WRESA

WRESA Online Professional Development

Other Useful Links


2015 Fall Leadership Conference Presentations and Resources

Kenan Fellows Opportunities for Teachers: Download "Become a Fellow" flyer (PDF) - Download "2016-17 Timeline" flyer (PDF)


High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map

NC iTunes U Site

North Carolina Museum of History ; Newsletter

Brain Friendly Learning Sites

STEM Resource Mapping  Website

Common Core & Essential Standards

          DPI 2011-12 Completed Sessions


          DPI  2012-2013 Completed Sessions


         DPI 2013-14 Completed Sessions







(registration information in May WRESA Update)


Eric Jensen

August 12, 2016






Inclement Weather Policy: 

WRESA will be announcing cancellations due to bad weather on the WLOS-TV 13 School Closings. The information will also be available on our phone system as part of the answering attendants message.





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