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What is a REMC?
REMC stands for Regional Educational Media Center.

REMCs were created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1970 to serve the elementary and secondary schools in Michigan, and enhance educational opportunities for Michigan’s children.

What We Do

The REMC Association of Michigan believes that it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan's Pre K-12 students. The REMC Association of Michigan will accomplish this within the framework of the following principles:

  • Improving learning for all students is our guiding principle

  • Through future focused collaboration, leadership, and service we are better able to support our constituents and improve teaching and learning statewide

  • Teachers are empowered to create high quality engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information

  • Providing effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing allows local resources to be reallocated to enhancing teaching and learning

  • That its delivery systems and infrastructure capacity advances statewide connectivity.

  • For more information on Statewide programs, visit the REMC Association website.

    Check out our Teacher Resource Center and Online Resources Pages

Location and Hours:

We're located in the rear of the Kent ISD ESC at 2930 Knapp NEPark in Lot 10 and use the REMC entrance.

We are closed daily from 11:30 to 12:30

  • Monday - 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Tuesday - 7:30 AM- 3:45 PM
  • Wednesday - 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Thursday – 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Ellison die-cut room usage is by appointment.  
Reserve your time slot by calling 616.365.2232

REMC 8 Courier Services

We provide courier service for participating school districts within Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties. If you would like to add this service to your REMC contract, please contact Erin Hoekema for more information. 

Click here for the 2020-2021 REMC 8 Courier Schedule

REMC 8 Courier

Contact Us

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Media Booking
616-365-2232 or 616-365-2386

Ron Houtman - REMC 8 Director

Erin Hoekema  - REMC 8 Team Leader

Isabel Romero - REMC 8 Media Specialist

Todd Buckingham - REMC 8 Courier Driver