Student Services

Who We Are

Our Student Services Department is committed to supporting “every student, every step of the way.” We believe ALL students possess unique strengths, and we are wholeheartedly committed to building upon each child’s gifts in a caring and supportive manner. We value the close collaboration of both parents and staff members to design individualized educational programs that maximize student success. Above all, we are committed to the implementation of evidence-based strategies that research has shown works best for students with exceptional needs.

Special Education Services

Our special education program is designed to identify students with disabilities and implement programs and services to support their educational needs.

More information on Special Education Services

Terms and Acronyms UA Schools Parents May Encounter

Gifted Services

Gifted education is an intervention placement that is designed to meet the unique needs of students who score significantly above their age peers on state-approved achievement and ability tests.

Due to these qualities, gifted students need unique and diverse opportunities to meet their educational needs. Our goal is to allow them to excel and to achieve their potential.

More information on Gifted Services

Terms and Acronyms UA Schools Parents May Encounter

2016 Student Services Review

Upper Arlington Schools recently completed a Student Services review involving regular education, special education and gifted education with the help of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and OCALI, the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence.

To learn more about the review, please view the update from Superintendent Paul Imhoff below.


Additional Resources

Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Lines

These mental-health and substance-abuse hotlines are available for Franklin County, Ohio. They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If there is an emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency department. Youth and families already linked with a behavioral health clinician should first contact their clinician or crisis line provided.

Nationwide Children's Hospital (for ages 17 and younger): 614-722-1800

Netcare Access (for ages 18 and older): 614-276-CARE (2273) or 1-888-276-CARE (2273)

A community that excludes even one of its members, is no community at all.

— Dan Wilkins

Contact Information

Kevin A. Gorman, Ed.D.
Director of Student Services

Cindy Teaff
Student Services Secretary

Kathy Lawton, PhD,BCBA-D
Special Ed Coordinator

Mary Rosser, M.ED.
Special Ed Coordinator

Jeanne Beaver, MAT
Gifted Services Teacher Leader

Phyllis Harper
Records Officer


4770 Burbank Drive
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Phone icon (614) 487-5197


1950 North Mallway Drive
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
(614) 487-5000

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