James A. Garfield Local Schools - Join the JAG Family

Our Core Values...

Our core values are the very essence of how we see ourselves. They become activated in situations on a daily basis as we work and interact with people. The nine core values at JAG are the core of what make our district the best place to live, work and learn.











Who we want


  • Contact the Superintendent's Office for information about a current job opening or pending application, as well as information about employee contracts.

  • We are available between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday when school is in session. Hours during the summer and on non-school days may vary.

Ted A. Lysiak, Superintendent
10235 State Route 88
Garrettsville, OH 44231

  • JAG is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.

  • We want the best qualified people in every job. JAG does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or any other legally protected characteristic in its programs, activities, or employment opportunities.

  • JAG seeks candidates who share our core values.

  • Full medical coverage for full-time employees and their families

  • Dental coverage

  • Vision coverage

  • Staff at JAG are offered one of the most competitive salary and comprehensive benefit packages in the area. 

  • Attendance bonuses

  • Cutting-edge Technology

  • Stable leadership

Living in our District

As a small community with a big commitment to our people, Garrettsville offers residents a fantastic living experience.

A variety of business and retail districts matches the character of nearly any shopper, be it charmingly quaint, no-nonsense specialty, or one-stop-shopping. The active Chamber of Commerce and Village event committees keep the Village hopping with festivals, car shows, socials, and expos, guaranteeing there will always be something to do downtown.

If you are looking for a school for your children and work for yourself, professionals can enjoy the comfortable office spaces combined with easy access to the major courthouses, hospitals, educational institutions and plenty of opportunity to entertain clients without having to battle city traffic to grab some lunch.

Industrial businesses have a place here as well. Garrettsville is an industrial nexus, located at the intersection of two state routes and convenient to the interstates and the Ohio Turnpike. The Industrial District houses the various factories and industrial companies that Garrettsville is proud to host. With a significant labor pool within walking distance, and plenty more just an easy commute away, Garrettsville is a great place for an industrial business to call home.

Garrettsville area's solid Midwestern values make it the very best place to live, work and learn.

The lighted falls downtown