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.

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Superintendent's Office

Tom Goodney, Superintendent

Elaine Organ, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Gale Marsh, 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.

Christine Galvin, Director of College and Career Success and Equity

Jill Reinhart, Director of Literacy and 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

Jolene Carter, Assistant Treasurer ESC-COG

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


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, Director of Communications, Policy & Grants Advancement

Ellie Asher, Brand and Marketing Specialist 

Lauren Walker, Social Media and Communications Specialist

Dwayne Stout, Publication Center

Early Childhood Services

The ESC’s Director of Early Childhood plans, implements, and monitors a regional strategy to promote equitable access to high-quality early childhood education for all students.
Ann Lockett, Director of Early Childhood

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.

Jennifer Iceman, Human Resources Director

Robin Halley, Human Resources 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.

Cindy Eldridge, Executive Director

Lynn Brannon, Director

Robb Gonda, 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, Assistant Director of Technology & Digital Learning