Special Education

Special Education

School districts across the state of Ohio are participating in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate children from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities.  Pickaway County Educational Service Center collaborates with all local districts and the Pickaway County Board of MRDD to assist in this process.  All partners search for children having such conditions as hearing impairment, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, autism, multiple disabilities, mental retardation, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injury.  Public schools are required and are committed to the provision of a free and appropriate public education, regardless of the child's disability.  Many children with disabilities are not found to receive and address their needs until they reach school age.  These children may not be visible as a part of the mainstream community, such as children of homeless families or migrant families.  Also, unidentified children with disabilities are often preschoolers.  Parents may not be aware their child has a disability or that there are programs and services available.  School districts are interested in meeting the needs of children with disabilities.  If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, contact your local school district or the listed Educational Service Center (ESC) contacts provided as follows:

Lisa Heins

Pickaway County ESC

Preschool coordinator

(740) 474-7529

Amanda Knotts

Pickaway County Board of DD

Education coordinator

(740) 412-3177

Sheri Quincel

Head Start of Pickaway Co.

Head Start preschool programs

(740) 474-9544

Rebecca Baird

Circleville City Schools 

Administrative assistant, Student Services

(740) 477-6663

Sandra Elsea

Logan Elm Local

Special Education director

(740) 474-7501

Erica O'Keeffe

Teays Valley Local

Special Education director (6-12+)

(740) 983-5055

Jaymi Brumfield

Teays Valley Local

Special Education director (K-5)

(740) 983-5052

Emily Fox 

Westfall Local      

Special Education director