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

Every year, the National PTA celebrates teachers by designating the first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week.

This observance, first held in 1984, is an opportunity to recognize the men and women who dedicate themselves to educating the next generation.

I like to think that I appreciate my fellow educators every day, but it’s nice to have a week set aside just for them. (The week includes Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday.)

Education is not an easy field of work. While there are those who think educators have easy days, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m., and the summer months off, they would be mistaken.

Yes, the “workday” may end at 3 but teachers don’t stop then. After school, teachers grade papers and serve as advisors and coaches. Many teachers give up their free time to help a student with a personal issue.   

Education is not an easy field. It’s for people who care and want to make a difference.

Many teachers – probably most, if one took a survey – spend their own money on classroom supplies and on things that students might need.

Too many students come from homes where three meals a day is not the norm and teachers reach into their own pockets to help these kids.

Education is not an easy field. Truly good teachers (and educators) adapt what they do to meet the needs of students.

They understand our purpose and mission must be to do what is necessary so students have the best possible opportunity to achieve at their optimal level. Any decision that is made should only be determined after asking: Is this best for kids?

Education is not an easy field. But those good educators make it look easy because they care. And their actions make a difference for so many young people.

Thank you, to all of you who chose to be an educator.

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.  
Upcoming Events
Governing Board meeting
Tue May 10 2016
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