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About PBS Western Reserve Educational Services

Since 1973, PBS Western Reserve’s Department of Educational Services has been part of the statewide network of educational technology agencies providing training to educators throughout the state. Our Education Services department offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities to educators held here at our facilities. Services can be customized to a district's specific needs and held at your location or here onsite.

The Education Services staff has over 40 years combined experience in technology education and possesses certifications in many areas including Google Certified Educator, INFOhio iCoach, Lego Robotics Certified Teacher, and Quality Matters Certification.

We look forward to working with your district to provide meaningful, quality professional learning opportunities.

Contact Us

By Phone: 330-677-4549 or 1-800-554-4549

By Fax: 330-678-0688

By Mail: PBS Western Reserve; 1750 W. Campus Center Drive; Kent, OH 44240-3820

By email:


Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Ed Techs
Quality Matters Certified Trainers
Quality Matters Certified Trainers
Google Apps Certified Trainer

Our Staff

Holly Cartwright

Holly Cartwright 
Project Manager
330-677-4549 ext. 141

Holly Cartwright, project manager for Educational Technology and Services at PBS Western Reserve, has 20 years of experience in public education. She specializes in differentiated literacy instruction for inclusive classrooms for both special education and gifted populations in the elementary grades.  

Cartwright has served as a curriculum liaison providing departmental leadership for planning, design, development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum. She has experience with numerous technological platforms, applications and educational tools to enhance student learning for both in-person and virtual instruction.  

For the past seven years Cartwright has served as a mentor to new teachers through the Ohio Department of Education’s Resident Educator Program. She holds a professional teaching license in grades 1-8 through the Ohio Department of Education.  

Cartwright received a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University and a master’s degree in The Art of Teaching from Marygrove University in Michigan. 

Fred Barrett

Fred Barrett
Emerging Media Learning and Development Manager
330-677-4549 ext. 136

Fred Barrett, M.A., is the Emerging Media Manager for PBS Western Reserve. He is the owner New Realm Media, a video production and marketing company. Barrett is also the producer of, a community news outlet in Northeast Ohio. He has provided video coverage to international and national news outlets. He has over 25 years experience in: radio, newspaper, video, print, graphic and multimedia design, collegiate instruction, and event management. He received a national advertising award in 2002 from the American Advertising Foundation. He has received several awards from community organizations for his digital platform support. Recently, he received the 2017 BMe Genius award funded by the Knight Foundation, for his work with He has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis and Masters of Arts degree from Kent State University in Media Management. Barrett is also a veteran of the United States Navy.



Pam Oviatt

Pam Oviatt
Early Childhood Coordinator

Pam Oviatt joined the educational staff over 20 years ago as a trainer for the Ohio Ready to Learn workshops and now is the Early Childhood Coordinator working on the Ohio Ready to Learn project along with other PBS early education initiatives. Pam has worked in the early childhood field as a childcare provider, preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, UAW/GM childcare consultant, curriculum writer and developer with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a Literacy Coach and Adjunct Professor with the University of Akron and continues to create and present professional development trainings.

Pam has presented many early childhood presentations with groups and in conferences throughout Ohio and the United States. Pam was an invited speaker for the U.S. Department of Education 21st Century After School Conference, and for the International Early Childhood Conference in China. As a Literacy Coach, Pam was part of a collaboration of Literacy Coaches from the University of Akron, Canada and New Zealand that was invited to present at the International Literacy Association Conference. Pam has a B.S.Ed from the University of Akron and a M.S. Ed. From Capellla University.