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.
Treasurer / CFO Vacancy for Pickaway County ESC
Due to the pending retirement of current treasurer Shannon Clark, the Pickaway County ESC is accepting applications for the position of Treasurer / CFO.   Information about applying may be found within the Employment Opportunities tab.
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

Last week I wrote about the benefits of summer learning.

In July, three speech-language pathologists will be a part of that effort through the summer speech clinic offered at the Head Start building.

The clinic is designed primarily for students from preschool to first grade but students can be as old as 13, said Bethany McFerin, who is overseeing the clinic.

This is the third year Bethany has been involved with the clinic and said that each year gives her experience for the year ahead.

“I know more (now) about what to expect as far as scheduling and dividing up the caseload,” she said.

That caseload will be divided among Bethany and Sara Christ, from the ESC, and Circleville City Schools’ Amanda Hamman.

Bethany said the pathologists will work off the students’ IEP goals using fun activities that can be adapted for different ages.

While Bethany may use some of the summer to prepare for the clinic, “A lot of the stuff (we do with the kids) can be taken from school-year activities,” she said.

 The goal of the speech clinic is to keep children learning, Bethany said.

“Any repetition they get is good,” she said. “They may get more comfortable and come out of their shells.”

Clinic dates are July 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Parents and guardians who are interested in enrolling children can call the ESC at (740) 474-7529 to see if room is still available.

The ESC is able to provide the summer clinic through a partnership with Hands for the Disabled and the four county school districts.

Ty Ankrom is superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center. He can be reached at [email protected]



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:

Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers image Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers
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, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab then look for the links under the "Resources" section.
Satisfaction Surveys Demonstrate Steady Improvement of Services
Biennial Surveys Provide Data for Past Performance and Future Actions
Directions to Pickaway County ESC

For an interactive map, click on "Read More" below.

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.  

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