Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC is a county agency that serves the four school districts in Pickaway County: Circleville City Schools and Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall Local School Districts, and Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center.
The ESC provides a variety of services to schools and students.
To learn more about those services and the history of educational service centers, click on the "About Our ESC" button at left.
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

Nancy Moshtaghi retired from education in 2015 but she never stopped giving to the Pickaway County community.

The Ohio Educational Service Center Association recognized her contribution to the learners of Pickaway County this week when she was awarded the group’s Outstanding Leadership Award at a brunch during this year’s OSBA Capital Conference.

Nancy worked for the ESC for more than 25 years, starting in 1988 when she was hired as an ABLE teacher. In 1999, she was named coordinator of the county’s ABLE (now called Aspire) program and remained in that position until she retired.

During Nancy’s years as coordinator, she assisted 1,072 adults earn their GED.

By helping so many people with this accomplishment, she opened doors not only for her students but also for their families. 

Adults who earned their GED were able to have better lives for their families and children who had a parent who earned a GED had a greater likelihood of their basic needs being met. These children, then, were able to better experience their own educational successes.

In a county of 55,000 residents, 1,072 adults earning a GED not only improves the family, it changes the complexion of the communities that make up the county.

Recognized by the state for her leadership abilities and knowledge, Nancy also was a peer counselor to beginning ABLE directors.

Nancy’s desire to work with learners of all ages hasn’t abated in retirement. While visiting Walnut Elementary School where her granddaughter attends, Nancy ran into a friend and volunteered to help at the Teays Valley school.

“I told her ‘Whenever you need me, just call,’ and she did,” Nancy said.

She now tutors one day a week, helping fifth-graders with math.

“I love to find out how each child learns and then work my teaching material into their learning style,” Nancy said.

In addition to tutoring, Nancy serves on the Workforce Services Unlimited board of directors. This agency serves individuals ages 14 to adult with employment and job-related retraining.

Community Connections
Learn about Pickaway County ESC's partnerships with county schools and its service through the Community Connections page that appears every other month in the Circleville Herald.
Click below to see the current and past issues.
Student News
2017 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
2017 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Alexa Long, a senior at Circleville High School, was selected as the 2017 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award recipient.
Read about Alexa here.

ESC News and Updates
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Stand Up for Public Schools
The Ohio School Boards Association posted an article from our Community Connections page as part of their Stand Up For Public Schools effort:

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PCESC / OCST partnership provides high quality training for substitute teachers  
Online Graduate Credit Courses
The Pickaway County Educational Service Center is pleased to offer online graduate courses to educators. This service is possible due to a partnership between PCESC and two universities: the University of Phoenix and Ashland University.
To see a listing of the courses available as well as registration information, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab.  Then,  look for the links to the two universities under the "Educational Websites" section. 
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Directions to Pickaway County ESC

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PCESC Update
The PCESC Update is a bi-monthly newsletter written primarily for ESC staff members.  
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Pickaway County Educational Service Center is approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a Supplemental Educational Service (SES) provider.  Learn more about SES by clicking on the link.  
Upcoming Events
Governing Board meeting
Tue Dec 12 2017

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