• Alert:

    Due to the safety of our staff and community during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Putnam County ESC Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Our staff will be working from home.  Staff have access to their work emails.  You may also call, 419-523-5951 and leave a message.  We have limited staff working rotating schedules, that will be checking the general voicemail.  Your call will be returned to the best of our ability during this time. 

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Special Education


The Putnam County ESC’s Special Education Department is pleased to serve all nine school districts in the county, focused on educational opportunities for students with special needs and moderate to severe learning or behavioral disabilities. Using a Team approach, we oversee 17 school-age classrooms throughout the county, with four located in the public schools. We also have one separate facility. Each of the classrooms utilize the most recent innovative strategies to educate each child on an individualized basis, all utilizing Specially Designed Instruction. We are privileged to work in partnership with all of the public schools in the county, employing  17 teachers, Speech Therapists, School Psychologists, a School Counselor, Occupational Therapist, and multiple paraprofessionals. We pride our department on high quality, individualized instruction with innovative programs while focusing on the ‘whole-child.’


Special Education Staff


Karen Maag
Special Education Coordinator
419-523-5951 ext. 3015
Tricia Boss
Special Education Coordinator
419-523-5951 ext. 3025


Amy Buckland
Special Education Admin Asst/EMIS Coor
419-523-5951 ext. 3011