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

The Pickaway County Special Olympics track and field season has just started and, in partnership with the Circleville Kiwanis and Logan Elm High School, the group will host a fun track meet tomorrow at Logan Elm High School.

Heather Foll with the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities said opening ceremonies will begin with a parade of athletes and a torch run at 9:30 am.

“Our coaches have been busy with training athletes with the goal of competing at a regional qualifying track meet in Columbus on May 13th at Whetstone High School. And we will have five athletes competing at the Ohio State Track & Field events the weekend of June 23,” Heather said.

The county’s Special Olympics team has about 100 athletes – ranging from 8 to 60 years old – who compete in track & field, softball, basketball and bowling at the local and state levels, she said.

“Pickaway County Special Olympics focuses on all of the strengths of our athletes, showcasing what they can do rather than what they cannot,” Heather said.

“Our unified softball team has played together for 18 years and won the state championship title in 2014 and 2005.”

These athletes work extremely hard and deserve our support as much as their fellow Tigers, Braves, Vikings and Mustangs.

Michelle Fraley, Kim Martin and Jane Osborne coach the track team.

Jane, an occupational therapist assistant with the ESC, has been a volunteer with Special Olympics for three years.

Working with these athletes is so rewarding.

“I enjoy working with the athletes and families outside the classroom.  I feel it's very important to build those relationships. It takes a community to have success with raising a child with special needs. I like to be a part of that achievement.”


Heather said volunteers and supporters are crucial to Special Olympics’ success.

“We depend on local donations and fundraisers to pay for uniforms, sports equipment, tournament fees, lodging and medals,” Heather said.

“I am proud of the athletes and coaches. Their dedication is impressive.”

For more information on how to volunteer or donate, contact Heather at (740) 477-3353, Ext. 39 or hfoll@pickawaydd.org.

Ty Ankrom is superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center. He can be reached at ty.ankrom@pickawayesc.org.

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
2016 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Nathan Reisch, a Westfall Senior, was selected as the 2016 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
To read about Nathan, 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.  
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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Fri May 5 2017
Governing Board meeting
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