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Central Office

2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

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Glenmont Office

470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Northern Office

7840 Graphics Way
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm

Office closed Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

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Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable

Achievement & Leadership Services

Attendance Services


Communications & Publication Center

Conference Center

Fingerprinting Services
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Help Desk

Home Education

Human Resources

Media Inquiries

Public Records Requests

For additional information regarding the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio’s public record policy, please visit and locate Board Policy 8310.

Student Services

Substitute Inquiries

Leadership & Staff

Governing Board

Ed BischoffBoard Member

Joyce Galbraith, Board Member

Beth Glitt, Vice President

Robin Reid-PleasnickBoard Member

Greg SpencerPresident

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 Services assists districts improve teaching and learning. The center offers a comprehensive suite of professional development services around leadership, curriculum, assessment and instruction.

Among many other areas, the center supports the development of new and aspiring principals, assists leadership teams in strategic planning and the Ohio Improvement Process and promotes an engaged Learning Leaders Network for practicing instructional leaders. Many services target closing achievement gaps within a district or school. 

Tom ReedExecutive Director

Teresa DempseyDirector of Professional Development

Lori Dray, Director of Technology and Digital Learning

Christine Galvin, Director of College and Career Readiness

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 VardaTreasurer/CFO

Dave WeaverAssistant Treasurer

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

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 WeitzPolicy and Communications Coordinator

Amy Kappler, Brand and Marketing Specialist

Shannon Ryker, Social Media and Communications Specialist

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides services to school districts and 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 BaileyHuman Resources Director

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, Director

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 BrannonDirector

Technology Services

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

The center’s 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 DrayDirector of Technology and Digital Learning