|Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the
city of Harrisonburg, this Center is one of eight regional service centers established by
Governor Jim Gilmore and sponsored by the Virginia
Department of Education to assist public schools in raising the levels of student
achievement and meeting state accreditation standards.
In partnership with James Madison University, the Region 5 Center offers a
multitude of services to public schools in west-central Virginia including leadership development, faculty and staff
development, and technical assistance. As host agency, JMU has been extremely
helpful and generous in working with the Virginia Department of Education to establish and
support the Region 5 Center.
It is the hope of the staff from the Center that this website
provides an overview of the many services available to school divisions located within
Region 5, as well as services available from the Virginia Department of Education and
other regional school divisions. Please contact this Center for any additional