Our Agency

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LEADERSHIP & CENTERS

Superintendent's Office

Tom Goodney, Superintendent

Elaine Organ, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Michael Trego, Deputy Superintendent

Treasurer/CFO's Office

David Varda, Treasurer/CFO   

Dave Weaver, Assistant Treasurer

Achievement and Leadership Services

The Center for Achievement and Leadership builds capacity, seeks equity, innovates and finds solutions to challenges facing our partners. We strive to impact the future of education by providing fully-customized experiences to meet each district, school or partner's unique needs through a comprehensive suite of services in leadership development, diversity and equity, research and data, curriculum and instruction, and assessment literacy. Along with professional networks, grant acquisition, strategic planning, and project management services, we offer professional learning and coaching for educators and instructional leaders at all levels. Learn more.

Christine Galvin, Director of College and Career Success and Equity

Tom Reed, Director of Data, Research and Grants Advancement

Sharee Wells, Director of Professional Learning

Business Services

The Center for Business Services offers transparent business-oriented support to school districts and agencies that offer cost-effective solutions for work in the educational community. 

The center provides business and accounting expertise through a wide-range of services including contracts, invoicing, revenue and budgetary accounting services as well as payroll and benefits such as insurances and federal and state program accounting.

David Varda, Treasurer/CFO

Dave Weaver, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Rizzo, Director of ESC-COG Fiscal Services 

Client Services

Client Services Representatives serve as the center’s single point of accountability with districts, agencies and other clients. The representatives provide leadership for assessing client needs and implementing service plans that address those needs, including the meeting of programmatic, service and financial expectations for each client.

Dan Good, Associate Superintendent

Wade Lucas, Client Services Representative 

Aron Ross, Client Services Representative

Communications

The Office of Communications offers a range of printing options in the Publication Center along with communications and public relations services to school districts and nonprofit organizations. Communication services can range from one-time material production to on-going collaborations aligned to specific objectives.
 

Joe Weitz, Policy and Communications Coordinator

Ellie Asher, Brand and Marketing Specialist 

Shannon Ryker, Social Media and Communications Specialist

ESSA Support & Program Resources

The ESC’s Center for Program Resources collaborates with districts and schools to better align resources for effective student learning supports with proven results.
 

Regina Lukich, Program Resources Director

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides services to school districts and other agencies.

Customers utilize the ESC and the Educational Service Center Council Of Governments (ESC-COG) as a Professional Employer Organization for typical employee leasing functions. The center’s HR staff supports a wide range of employee recruitment, hiring and on-boarding services.

Rick Bailey, Human Resources Director

Doug Behnke, Substitute Consortium Coordinator

David Nosker, Classified Substitute Consortium Coordinator

Student Services

The Center for Student Services assists districts in meeting the needs of students with disabilities from preschool to post-high school transition.

With programs to help students with multiple disabilities, autism, social-emotional and behavioral conditions as well as visual and hearing impairments, the center is a partner to Central Ohio school districts, operating more than 60 classrooms and serving approximately 700 students.

Janet Gillig, Executive Director

Lynn Brannon, Director

Stephanie Schlegel, Associate Director

Technology & Digital Learning Services

The Center for Technology and Digital Learning assists districts in meeting technology requests and offers expertise in one-to-one computing guidance, Google Apps for Education, Apple, and Microsoft Office.

The staff supports the technology needs of the ESC, as well as school districts.  In addition, it offers a Help Desk that is supported with specialists in all areas of technology.

Lori Dray, Director of Technology and Digital Learning

Dan Adkins, Network Analyst