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

When explaining to people what an educational service center does, it comes down to our middle name: service.

In Pickaway County, we provide services to county schools that they might not be able to offer to students and staff otherwise.

And there are 51 other centers serving the state’s 88 counties. Why not work together?

For the past year or so, Marie Ward, superintendent of the Fairfield County ESC, and I have had some informal conversations about how we can collaborate.

Patti Webb, Pickaway County’s behavior specialist, is serving as a mentor to Fairfield's new behavior specialist.

From this collaboration, Marie and I started discussing the idea of a joint summer academy. Both of us had organized academies in the past.

This week, Marie and I had a meeting that included two curriculum staff members from each ESC and talked about topics and the idea of inviting a third ESC to join us.

The benefit of a combined summer academy is that it provides attendees – teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals – with more choices. 

Collaborating allows us to align topics with work that is taking place in the different districts and share resources, something that educational service centers are recognized as leaders at doing.

Of course, the primary goal of the academy is to provide opportunities for educators to learn; become more knowledgeable and better at being able to address student needs; and earn college credit for renewing licenses.

Our planning will continue with another meeting this month and a hope of having topics, dates and locations solidified by late MarchYou can help by letting me know of topics that would benefit you. Send an e-mail to me at

Ty Ankrom is the 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.
Click below to see the current and past issues.
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.  
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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