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
Summer break for kids may mean time away from learning but studies have shown that shouldn’t be the case.

According to statistics from a Rand Corp. article cited in a policy brief by the Ohio Research Center (Issue No. 7, May 2013):

  • Many students perform, on average, one month behind where they were at the end of the school year
  • The summer slide in reading can accumulate to a 1.5- to 2-year loss from the end of kindergarten to the end of fifth grade.
  • Low-income students are disproportionately affected by summer learning loss and lose more ground in reading than their peers, while higher-income peers may make gains.
  • All students lose some ground in mathematics.

There are opportunities in Pickaway County to help children avoid or lessen summer learning loss.

Pickaway H.E.L.P.S coordinates Kids on Campus each summer with support from Ohio Christian University and PPG Industries.

The summer enrichment program provides week-long sessions at Ohio Christian in math, science, technology and visual arts.

For more information, call Christy Mills at (740) 474-5383 or send an e-mail to

To promote reading, learners of all ages can take part in the Pickaway County District Public Library’s annual summer reading program.

The library also offers book clubs for students on Wednesdays and a reading tutor, provided by Ohio University, on Fridays in the summer.

For more information, call the Youth Services Desk at (740) 477-1644, Ext. 236.

The library and the Pickaway County Family YMCA have partnered for several years with the library bringing “story time on wheels” to the Y’s Nicholas Drive location and reading to pre-school age and younger children once a week.

The Y also collaborates with Circleville City Schools through a summer reading program. Circleville’s Tiger Bus stops at the Y’s summer lunch program on Tuesdays and children can check out books, said Marty DeLamatre, associate child care director.

For more information, call the Y at (740) 474-1661 or go to

Ty Ankrom is superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center.

Past columns
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.
See the most recent edition here.
Student News
2015 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Sydnee Roese, a Teays Valley senior, was selected as the 2015 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
To read about Sydnee, click here.
ESC News and Updates
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
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.  
2014-2015 Master Teachers
Pickaway County ESC is proud of the teachers who met the criteria to become Master Teachers. To be designated as a Master Teacher, eligible educators must achieve exemplary scores in the categories of Leadership, Collaboration, Teaching, and Continued Professional Growth.  
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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