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104 W. Pike Street

Covington, KY 41011


The Zembrodt Education Center (ZEC) was created to give people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) opportunities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially, and vocationally. An extension of the Point Arc, ZEC strives to increase growth and support for individuals and families in the Greater Cincinnati region.

What’s New

Now Hiring

Join our team! We are looking for a Director of Education

Summer Work Experience Program

We’ve partnered with local businesses to bring careers to the classroom via video.

PEERS is Back

Classes will take place in person or, if necessary due to COVID-19, online.

Meet Our Team

Members of the ZEC team strive to use their expertise to help the education center reach their goals and better serve families.

Robyn Dischar

Robyn Dischar

Lead Director

Manages Transition Programming, including Pre-Vocational & Career Exploration classes and Summer Work Experience.

Regina Watts

Regina Watts

Activities Director / IT Manager

Plan weekly activities such as basketball, bowling, softball as well as dances and week-long vacations out of state.

Katie Lanham

Katie Lanham

Social Communication Specialist

Teaches skill building related to social interactions and time management and runs the PEERS program.

Shannon Chalfant-Jones

Shannon Chalfant-Jones

Content Specialist

Creates marketing materials, helps coordinate events and manages the website and social media sites.


ZEC is committed to providing first-class activities, programs, and support for all individuals and families, regardless of financial means. We rely on the generous support of members in the community to offer our services to an often underserved and overlooked group in society. Please consider donating to ZEC to help us continue our critical mission.