Superintendent's Office

The superintendent is responsible for the effective administration of all instructional and business operations of the district. The superintendent is also responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Pickerington Board of Education.

The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for maintaining all Board of Education policies. These policies are principles adopted by the Board of Education to provide guidance and direction to the administration in dealing with the day-to-day operation of the district. The Assistant Superintendent's Office also handles issues that involve residence, custody, building transfers, enrollment, attendance boundaries, discipline, school safety, and instructional effectiveness.

Superintendent's Office Team

Chris Briggs
Chris Briggs
Superintendent
614.920.6102
Bob Blackburn
Bob Blackburn
Assistant Superintendent Student Services
614.920.6104
Betty Conley
Betty Conley
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
614.920.6102
Jill Amos
Jill Amos
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent
614.920.6104

**NEW! Superintendent's Blog Just Launched!

With the school year well underway, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about a new way we plan to keep the community informed about the progress happening in our schools — the Plan for Progress Promise blog!

I selected this name because I see the Plan for Progress (P4P) as Pickerington Schools’ promise to its community, staff and students that the district will continue to progressively move forward with educating for tomorrow using a well-defined, strategic roadmap that focuses on three goals: Academic Excellence, Efficient Operations and Modern Facilities.

The stories featured in this blog will come from a variety of sources including myself, other administrators and staff, where we will share with you directly how our work is helping students realize their full potential. You will also see our students and staff in action through videos throughout the school year. 

We will also share long-term strategies we are planning in anticipation of some of our challenges ahead, including ensuring our students have the classroom space and staff needed to keep up with our growing enrollment.

To read all of the Plan for Progress Promise posts, visit the official blog page. The first full blog post is coming soon!

We are #PLSDProud! Please stay updated on school events and news by visiting this website. You can also follow me on Twitter @plsdsupt. I know I’ll have plenty to share!

A Message From The Superintendent

In Pickerington Schools, we have built a foundation on one idea: Educating for tomorrow.

Three simple words. So much meaning.

Educating for tomorrow means our schools are preparing our students for both the opportunities and challenges they will face living in an increasingly globalized society. It means we will continue to invest in the kinds of vital technology that will prepare our children for college and career. It means our educators are always looking ahead. We never rest on past successes and always ask one critical question: “What can we do better?”

Educating for tomorrow. It’s a philosophy that we will not just prepare our children to succeed in today’s complex and competitive environment, because we know today is fleeting. Instead, we will ready Pickerington’s students to succeed tomorrow, to tackle whatever changes and challenges the future presents. To grow. To succeed. To excel.

We also know that when a family looks for a place to live, learn and play, schools are a decisive factor.

What makes Pickerington Schools distinct? The district is the 15th largest in Ohio, with more than 10,600 students in 15 schools. The district posts some impressive results academically, including a four-year graduation rate of 95.3 percent of our students, earning the district an “A+” on the state report card.

Approximately 80 percent of our teachers have master’s degrees, and our average teacher has 14 years of experience in the classroom.

We are highly invested in educational technology. In recent years, we have invested millions of dollars as we move to a “one-to-one” device-to-student ratio. Starting in 2017, every student in Pickerington Schools has had access to a district-provided personal technology device, such as an iPad or Chromebook laptop. We have significantly upgraded our wireless internet speeds to 8.0 gigabytes and increased access points in all our buildings, making it easier for teachers to seamlessly integrate technology in their classrooms on a daily basis. Our plans call for additional expansions of our wireless capabilities in the coming years.

Academically, we are focused on the future. A few examples of this commitment include a strong focus on STEM (science, math, engineering and technology). One of our junior high schools has even been designated a STEM school. We have also partnered with Innovation Generation to create a distance learning lab, high school biomedical innovation lab, and mobile materials fabrication lab.

Of course, the district is focused on more than just academics. We work to ensure every student has the opportunity for a well-rounded educational experience through our highly regarded athletic and extracurricular programs. Our Division I athletic teams are a huge source of community pride and involvement, as are our music and theater programs.

Pickerington Schools also have strong partnerships with the local business community. An exciting example of this can be seen at the OhioHealth Medical Center, which includes a 2,000-square-foot classroom for district biomedical program students to gain hands-on experience in a real medical setting.

Educating for tomorrow. It’s more than just a slogan. It’s our commitment to the future of our students and our community.

Dr. Chris Briggs

Superintendent