Cory Roush

Literacy Specialist at Muskingum County Library System

Zanesville, OH

Education professional with a BSEd focused in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. Passionate about youth and adult literacy, with a demonstrated history of working in the libraries and K-12 industry. Skilled in classroom management, lesson planning, educational technology, and curriculum development.

Work Experience

  • Muskingum County Library System

    School-Age Literacy Specialist|Jun, 2014Current

    Developed a partnership between the Muskingum County Library System and the Zanesville City Schools to:

    • identify ways in which existing library services could be more effectively utilized by teachers and students
    • discover opportunities for new library services to impact the well-being and education of teachers and students
    • coordinate the implementation of several grant-based literacy programs throughout the service area of the library
  • Zane State College

    Adjunct Instructor|Oct, 2013Dec, 2015

    Led instruction in developmental reading and study skills for non-traditional students, including parents, recent high school graduates requiring intervention, and those returning to college after years away from the classroom.

    • Foxfire Schools

      Elementary Education Teacher|Dec, 2012May, 2014

      Managed and led instruction in a small, self-contained classroom of 6 third-grade students with special needs, as a trial program for an alternative school. Helped transition into a new school year, adding 30+ students to the program and 2 additional classroom teachers. Worked under the guidelines of Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee to identify students requiring intervention in reading and to implement necessary instruction to address those reading deficits.

      • Ohio University-Zanesville

        Teaching Assistant|Sep, 2009Nov, 2011

        Collaborated with faculty to teach a freshman orientation course. Proofed students' writing assignments and provided them with constructive feedback about the process of writing for college courses. Met with students to plan for the rest of their freshman year.


        • Ohio University-Zanesville Campus

          Bachelor of Science - Early Childhood Education|Sep, 2008Mar, 2012


        • Linked for Literacy

          Coordinator, School Liaison|Jun, 2014Current

          Linked for Literacy is the "umbrella" under which several projects in the Muskingum County Library System live. It is focused on providing services and resources to teachers and students through a partnership with the Zanesville City School District. Linked for Literacy and the Muskingum County Library System was awarded $100k+ in grant funding in 2015 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Through this funding, the library implemented three main projects, the largest of which supplied an entire 5th grade class with iPads and access to an ebook delivery platform known as LightSail.

        • eduCreators

          Founder|Mar, 2016Current


          • Classroom Management
          • Education Technology
          • Lesson Planning
          • Literacy
          • Public Speaking
          • Project Management
          • Data Analysis
          • Library Services
          • Curriculum Design/Development
          • Student Engagement
          • Community Outreach
          • Professional Development