Welcome to Muskingum Valley ESC!

by Superintendent Lori Snyder-Lowe

Our Leadership

Superintendent - Lori Snyder-Lowe - lori.lowe@mvesc.org
Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Christine Wagner - christine.wagner@mvesc.org
Treasurer/CFO - Scott Pittman - scott.pittman@mvesc.org

Welcome to the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) website. MVESC is a nationally accredited regional resource center for schools in Coshocton, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Tuscarawas counties. Covering more than 2,700 square miles, our agency has the largest service region in Ohio, making us a little bigger than the state of Rhode Island and almost as large as Delaware.

We serve more than 2,000 teachers in 18 school districts, as well as nearly 31,000 students. Within and beyond our six counties, we have partnered with more than 105 educational service providers in 62 Ohio counties, 39 states and Canada.


Lori Snyder-Lowe

Our member school districts – Caldwell Exempted Village School District, Coshocton City, Coshocton County Career Center, Crooksville Exempted Village, East Muskingum Local, Franklin Local, Logan-Hocking Local, Maysville Local, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Morgan Local, New Lexington Local, Newcomerstown Exempted Village, Northern Local, Ridgewood Local, River View Local, Tri-Valley Local and West Muskingum Local Schools – may contract with MVESC for any of the quality programs and services we offer:

  • Attendance Service representatives who foster student achievement by working cooperatively with local service agencies, law enforcement and juvenile courts in Hocking and Perry Counties to reinforce Ohio’s Compulsory School Attendance Laws.
  • Background checks and fingerprinting using the National Webcheck System.
  • 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs that nurture student growth by providing a safe place before and after school to expand learning with a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development.
  • Crisis response services designed to help building and district personnel navigate the difficult issues students and staff will experience after a crisis.
  • A Center for Leading and Learning that supports districts with their school improvement needs and professional growth. The department supports educators in curriculum, instruction and assessment; gifted students and district programs in schools; and learning through the use of technology.
  • A Center for Innovation and Data Services that has provided services to more than 40 percent of Ohio school districts and to all of Ohio’s 52 educational service centers. The department offers a multitude of useful data for agencies, administrators and teachers, including Lean Six Sigma training that can dramatically improve organizational quality while reducing costs.
  • Distance Learning programs that use interactive video to provide information, resources and content to students and professional development opportunities to teachers that would otherwise be inaccessible due to limitations of time, money and distance.
  • A Preschool Department that offers a continuum of preschool delivery models based on the needs of each child – preschool special education classrooms, preschool special education itinerant services and public preschool classrooms.
  • Legal services through a consortium.
  • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy and orientation and mobility training for students whose Individualized Education Plans (IEP) contain validation for these services.
  • Parent Mentor services that support parents and school personnel as families work through the special education process.
  • Numerous professional development opportunities designed to help educators meet state and national standards and improve student achievement.
  • Public relations services that can range from one-time material production to ongoing projects or plans that are aligned to specific district objectives.
  • School psychology services that provide leadership in defining how the profession will help administrators, teachers and students meet national educational goals through intervention-direct services, consultation services, student achievement services and educational services for children with autism.
  • Special education and at-risk student programs that, through collaboration and consultation, provide a unique way to share the resources of schools, community agencies and families to ensure that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education that is high quality and cost effective for the districts we serve.
  • Student recognition and scholarship programs.
  • Substitute teacher management services.
  • Technology-based services that districts may purchase at substantially discounted rates.

We have two offices that serve our six-county area:

MVESC Offices
Znesville Office New Lexington Office

205 N. Seventh St.
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740-452-4518
Fax: 740-455-6702

1605 Airport Rd.
New Lexington, OH 43764
Phone: 740-342-3502
Fax: 740-342-1961

Thank you again for visiting our website. We encourage you to explore it, bookmark it and give us feedback on how we may make the site better for you.

Our Mission

We make connections to create services that contribute to learning.

Our Vision

We exist to serve in ways that help young people learn.  To truly be the finest service center, our service work must be dependable, responsive and thoughtful.  We serve by staying connected to our customers. We stay connected by valuing the relationships that have been built and maintained throughout the years.  We must have both if we are to contribute to helping young people learn.  We must create services that support learning.