ESC of Central Ohio News Article

ESC Hires New Staff to Support Educator Development

Photos of Jill Reinhart and Stephanie Warner

At its March 26th meeting, the ESC of Central Ohio’s Governing Board approved the hire of Jill Reinhart (left in photo) as the agency’s new director of literacy and learning in the Center for Achievement and Leadership, effective August 1, 2021. In her role, Jill will lead a team of service providers in the design and implementation of a continua of high quality and impactful district/school based literacy programming, while also building the capacity and collective efficacy of PreK to 12 educators toward higher levels of achievement and progress for all.

Jill has worked in public education for 34 years, having most recently served as the executive director of learning and teaching with the Dublin City Schools. In this role she oversaw the district’s K-12 instructional programming including, but not limited to, curriculum development, instructional practice, data and assessment, reading intervention, career education, educational technology, and professional development of staff. Jill also has worked in the Columbus City Schools. Over her career, she has served as a classroom teacher, reading intervention teacher, curriculum coordinator, and director of curriculum focused on literacy and English language learning.

She completed her formal education at The Ohio State University and Ashland University and has presented at several national- and state-level conferences. Jill is married to husband Mark, has three children (two sons and a daughter: Taylor, Keaton, and Jenna), and resides in Columbus. Jill said she is looking forward to joining the ESC team to support school leaders and educators across the region in their efforts to address current literacy and learning demands.

Stephanie Warner (right in photo) was approved for hire as regional school improvement coordinator by the Governing Board at its July 23rd meeting and also began her work August 1, 2021. Over the past 16 years, she has worked as a general education teacher, intervention specialist and training teacher at George Washington University, and as a national mathematics professional learning consultant and coach. 

Her work has included supporting district level administrators, principals, academic deans, instructional coaches, and teachers. Her formal education was completed at John Carroll University and George Washington University. 

Stephanie said she strives to take a student-centered, partnership approach in her work and looks forward to building strong relationships with districts in the Central Ohio region. Stephanie resides in Wadsworth with her husband, Chris, and two daughters, Emma and Isabella.

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