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Gifted Education

Gifted Services and Information

The Gifted Coordinators at the Licking County Educational Service Center work with the county's school districts to identify and serve gifted students in grades K through 12.

Our office helps districts identify students as gifted through group and individual testing, helps plan available gifted services and match students to those services using district criteria. In addition, our office coordinates enrichment activities, as described below.

Gifted Coordinators provide professional development to educators and are available to answer questions from parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. For more information about gifted identification, services, and acceleration in the state of Ohio and in Licking County, please see the documents below.
(Please read the packet & complete the referral & permission form) Packet is for the following school districts - Granville, Heath, Johnstown, Lakewood, Licking Heights, Licking Valley, North Fork & West Muskingum)
Model policy for the referral, assessment, and placement of students in accelerated educational options including early entrance to Kindergarten or first grade, whole grade acceleration, subject acceleration, and early graduation
Please contact your local school district's Gifted Coordinator for information about identification procedures and available services for gifted students in your district.

Call for Gifted Artists, Dancers, Actors, and Musicians

The Gifted Coordinators at the Licking County Educational Service Center work with the county's school districts to identify and serve gifted students in grades K through 12.

The Licking County Educational Service Center's Gifted Department is requesting nominations for potential gifted identification in the Visul and Performating ARts arears of painting, sculpting, drawing, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and/or drama.  Students in grades K-12 are eligible for nomination.  Parents, teachers, or students themselves may nominate possible candiates to go through the evaluation process.  The referral form for Visual and Performing Arts nomination should be available from your school's building office or can quickly be found on the LIcking County Educational Service Center's website at

All nominations must be received by Friday, October 18, 2019 by the LIcking County Educational Service Center, 145 N. Quentin Road, Newark OH 43055 or through email at [email protected] 

U.S. Small Business Spark Award Recipient-Dr. Foster Anderson & Cynthia Anderson, Bailey Veterinary

The U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office recognizes Dr. Foster Anderson and his wife Cynthia Anderson, as small business leaders "sparking" economic development in the community of Newark, Ohio.  Dr. Anderson initially started his mobile practice, Chimera Veterinary Services in 2012.  In 2017, he utilized an SBA loan through Huntington Bank to take over a brick and mortar veterinarian clinic from a retiring practitioner.  Bailey Veterinary Clinic originally opened its doors in 1974, and thanks to Dr. Foster Anderson, the clinic continues a proud, 45 year tradition of offering compassionate animal care.

Dr. Foster Anderson retained all employees during the transition and has added two additional positions, creating nine jobs in the Newark area.  He and his wife are engaged with the community, participating in the Licking County Mentorship Program, which helps high school students find a mentor in the career of their choice.   Dr. Foster Anderson has hired former mentees and sees the program as a critical part of keeping talent local.
(article by U.S. Small Business Administration)
Contact Us
Heather Clark
Lakewood, Licking Heights, West Muskingum
Stephanie DeBevoise
Newark City Schools

Holly Hartman
[email protected]
Heath, Johnstown, North Fork, West Muskingum
Alesha Haybin
Granville, Licking Valley, West Muskingum

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