SOESC Connection

Southern Ohio Educational Service Center

March 2023

Monday Minute

SOESC has started a new series, The Monday Minute. This is a minute video sharing communication pieces to better our communication efforts across all team members.

The Monday Minute video will be shared each Monday of the week on our SOESC social media platforms. Find us @SouthernOhioESC on Facebook or Twitter. Our first Monday Minute was shared on March 13th. Be sure to follow along on our pages to stay up to date on this series!

40th Annual Exceptional Achievement Award Ceremony

The 40th Annual Exceptional Achievement Award Ceremony will be taking place on April 27, 2023, at Hillsboro Elementary (500 US 62 Hillsboro, Ohio 45133). Doors will open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments with the ceremony starting at 7 p.m.

If you have received a letter with RSVP information, please make sure to reach out and let Guy Chambers ( or (937)-382-6921, ext. 1021) know so we can plan accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who has made this event possible, and we can't wait to celebrate with all in attendance!

Megan Thompson returns to Southern Ohio ESC

Megan is back, joining our team at the Hopewell Center Hillsboro office serving as an Administrative Assistant.

About Megan: Her four youngest kids and herself live in the Lynchburg-Clay school district and are members of The Pricetown Church of Christ. Kaylee is now a freshman and getting ready to get her permit - look out. Curtis is in middle school and Sammy and D.J. are in 1st & 2nd grade and love playing basketball. Her adult daughter, Lanie, got married in December. In Megan's spare time she helps with The Blanchester Exchange and their grief share program.

📣 Teaching and Learning Team (TLT) Newsletter

Check out the latest TLT newsletter March 16, 2023 Newsletter!

You can find previous installments of our newsletter at this link.

LPDC Opportunity 2023-2024

The Southern Ohio ESC LPDC (Local Professional Development Committee) will have vacant seats on the committee for the 2023-2024 school year. Committee members serve four-year terms on the LPDC. The LPDC typically meets 6-8 times each school year. Committee members are paid $15/hour for committee work. One of the primary responsibilities of the Local Professional Development Committee includes reviewing educators' Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs) to ensure that identified goals and strategies are relevant to the needs of our organization, assigned role(s), schools and students served, and the educator. Additionally, the LPDC reviews coursework and professional development activities completed by educators to determine if state certification and licensure requirements have been met. If you have an interest in serving on the Southern Ohio ESC LPDC beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, please notify Curt Bradshaw ( of your interests by May 23, 2023. If you have any questions about serving on the LPDC, feel free to contact a member of the LPDC committee. For more information about our Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC), please visit


SOESC Professional Learning Opportunities

Any information regarding the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (SOESC) Professional Learning Opportunities being offered can be found here.

SST Professional Learning Opportunities

Any information regarding the State Support Team (SST) Professional Learning Opportunities being offered can be found here.

Join Team SOESC ☆

SOESC is seeking high-qualified individuals to join our team and serve in the following roles:

  • Educational Health Aide
  • Itinerant Teacher for Hard of Hearing/Deaf
  • Student Monitor
  • Substitute Interpreters
Southern Ohio ESC Employment Opportunities

Visit our website by clicking the button above to view all SOESC employment opportunities. Applications materials must be sent to Curt Bradshaw at for questions you may email or call (937) 382-6921 ext. 1026

SOESC Governing Board Member Spotlight

Mrs. Ruth Ann Ruth was appointed as a board member in March 2022 and represents subdistrict 5 compromised of the Miami Trace School District and more. Her previous occupation was in a loan office. she retired from Huntington National Bank and Merchants National Bank completing 51 years of service. Now, Ms. Ruth enjoys traveling with her husband, Ken Ruth, and making new friends along the way. She has a daughter, Krissy cooper, who teaches at Miami Trace Local schools, and a son, Kenny Ruth, who is a manager at Amazon. Her greatest joy is watching and supporting her grandkids' sports activities. She has two grandchildren, Karleigh and Carson Cooper, who attend Miami Trace. Ms. Ruth ann was prompted to run for the board because she loves kids! She was a 4-H Advisor for many years and is still in contact with many of them today. Ms. Ruth states that education is so important, so the new younger generation can make this a better world. She believes that education is different today because there were no computers when she was in school and this makes it easier for students to obtain knowledge.
SOESC Governing Board Meeting Dates & Board Minutes

Regular meetings are usually held at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center at the Clinton County office located at 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington, unless otherwise listed or announced in conformity with Ohio Law.

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