Human Resources

The Amherst Exempted Village School's Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting talented employees who desire to educate and support Amherst students. Our goal is to provide personalized support and service to each employee, school, and department. Our webpage will help you find information about Human Resources services, current employment opportunities, district procedures and requirements for employment in the Amherst Exempted Village School District. Please contact the Human Resource Department at 440-988-1656 if you have questions. We want to make a difference so that you can make a difference!

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Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)

**Following the correct procedure is YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY. You MUST follow the correct procedure to not only receive your tuition reimbursement, but to use the hours for licensure renewal. If you fail to follow the procedure, you will NOT be reimbursed and licensure renewal may be denied!***

Director of HR


Dave Odelli - Once a Comet, always a Comet! Growing up in the Amherst community and graduating from Marion L. Steele in 1992 provided me with a strong foundation to build from. I went on to receive a Business degree from the University of Dayton, specializing in Business Management & Human Resources. My career in HR has included roles as a generalist, manager and consultant. I have spent the last 15 years with NiSource (most recognizable here in Ohio as the subsidiary, Columbia Gas of Ohio). I'm excited to be part of the Amherst Schools in the role of HR Director. I look forward to supporting the staff and administration throughout the year. As an HR department, our focus is to continue making the district a great place to work and learn. I live in Lorain with my wife (Polly) and sons (Derek '21 Amherst grad & Trent class of '24).

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Christine Rider

Christine Rider is the Human Resources Secretary in the Amherst Exempted Village School District. She enjoys working with the amazing faculty and staff at Amherst Schools and is always available to help with new employee orientation, licensure renewal, FMLA paperwork, and BCI/FBI background checks. Feeding the hungry and helping the homeless in Lorain County are endeavors that Christine is committed to and feels passionate about.

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