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Now Hiring for Job Positions throughout Central Ohio
The ESC is now hiring for educator positions including intervention specialists, teaching assistants and more in schools throughout the Central Ohio region - some of which now include a $1500 hiring incentive. For more information regarding incentive eligibility, please see here.

Foundational Literacy

Foundational literacy sets the stage for future success in all areas of education.  The ESC offers professional development, coaching, facilitation, and resources to address foundational literacy instruction and best practice, dyslexia, and literacy assessment.

Learn More about Amy

Amy Urban is a Foundational Literacy Specialist fulfilling three roles at the ESC - consultant, coach, and facilitator. As a consultant, she assists districts with options for targeted instructional practice and additional intervention strategies. As a coach, she works with districts and teachers to identify areas of professional need and provide resources and strategies to address these. And as a facilitator, Amy provides professional development for teachers and administrators which address curriculum development, teaching strategies, trends, and data analysis. 

Amy has worked as an intervention specialist, reading coach, preschool coordinator, and Response-to-Intervention (RTI) coordinator. She has experience developing K-3 foundational literacy curriculum maps and K-3 scope and sequences for phonics and word study. Amy’s passion for literacy and dyslexia have allowed her to provide literacy training at the K-12 and college levels. She has been trained in multiple programs, assessments, and instructional approaches. (i.e., Dibels, Acadience, MAP, i-Ready, SPIRE, LETRS, Heggerty, Literacy Collaborative, and OG), however, she strongly believes that instruction should be based on data and that teachers teach, not programs.  

Contact her at [email protected].