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

An era at the ESC came to an end yesterday at Treasurer Shannon Clark’s retirement party.

Shannon became treasurer in December 1980 but started working at the ESC 43 years ago when she was hired as a secretary.

In the 37 years that she has been our financial steward, she has seen a number of changes and she has always handled them with grace.

In fact, “gracious” is how Kim Martin, executive director of Pickaway County Family & Children First, describes Shannon.

“I have made mistakes and she takes the blame. She never makes me feel bad,” Kim said of working with Shannon for 2½ years.

While Shannon has exhibited leadership, accountability and good stewardship of the fiscal operations of the Pickaway County ESC, it’s her personal skills that are praised highly.

Ben Vanhorn, former treasurer at Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center for 23 years, said Shannon was instrumental in helping him and other new treasurers at Pickaway County schools learn the ropes.

“She felt professional development and networking was important,” said Ben, who joined Great Oaks Career Campuses this year as treasurer and CFO. “We had a lot of new treasurers when I started and she took it upon herself to help us along,” hosting monthly meetings for Pickaway County school treasurers.

Helping people came naturally to Shannon, Ben and Kim said.

“My weak suit was doing payroll,” Ben said, “Payroll has an art to it. Whenever I had an issue, she helped me fix it.”

“She’s a great team player,” Kim said. “Whenever I walk into her office, she stops what she’s doing, smiles and is happy to see me and help me.”

Shannon's willingness to go above and beyond has greatly enabled the ESC's ability to offer services that benefit the county's schools and agencies that support children and families. 

In the time that Shannon has been treasurer, the services that the ESC offers to Pickaway County schools has grown and with it, the number of employees who are based outside of the ESC.

Dick Everman, a member of the ESC’s Governing Board, said that the growth of services has added to Shannon’s job but she never balked.

“The board hates to see her go. She is just a jewel.”




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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