Welcome back to the start of another school year! I hope you found some time to rest, relax, and recharge and are now ready for a great year. 

Though you wear many hats, your role as an instructional leader is essential! I want to personally invite you and your staff to the OAESA Reading Summit designed to support you in that role. Our theme is EQUITY AND ACCESS IN EDUCATION and the Summit will be held on Tuesday, October 9, in Columbus at the Nationwide Conference Center. 

Scholastic Book Fairs is our partner for this event and they are providing two wonderful keynote speakers, Donalyn Miller and Byron Garrett. Several of your colleagues from around the state will be providing breakout sessions throughout the day as well. 

Click the yellow button below to view the agenda and more details. I hope to see you and your staff there!
Effectively develop with upcoming PD
New admins in your district? Tell them about BAMA!
Deadline extended to August 10
There are still slots available for the Beginning Administrators Mentorship Academy (BAMA), a joint program with OAESA and OASSA to help support and grow first- and second-year principals and assistant principals.

Paid for through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, BAMA will provide participants:

• Placement with a trained mentor for a 2-year period
• Paid registration for the Beginning Administrators Academy (Sept. 10-11 and Dec. 5-6, 2018)
• Paid 1-night accommodation for the September BAA session and paid 1-night accommodation for the December BAA session
• Paid 2-year membership in OASSA or OAESA
• Voucher of $175.00 to attend any 2018-2019 OASSA/OAESA professional development opportunity
• Paid OAESA 360 Evaluation Tool
What Great Principals Do Differently by Todd Whitaker

Priority will go to applicants in urban, rural, and Appalachian districts, with additional slots assigned based on availability.

Beginning Administrators Academy
Part 1: Sept. 10-11 and Part 2: Dec. 5-6 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton
New to administration? This two-part academy is designed to help you bridge the gap from theory to practice by providing guidance, networking, and a thorough overview of the practical details of your new role. Led by experienced principals, superintendents, and other education community leaders, the Beginning Administrators Academy gives you all the tools you need to run a successful school community.

Attend either part 1 or 2 as a stand-alone session, or register here for both sessions to maximize your experience!
Intentionally Connect at Fall Regional Meetings

We're headed to a town near you! Meet other administrators in your area for food, networking, and discussions about the issues you face on the job. It's a great way to recharge and learn about the successes and initiatives at other schools! 

Members and nonmembers are welcome, so bring a friend.

These events are FREE with refreshments provided by OAESA's corporate partners.

Meetings start Sept. 18th. RSVP for a meeting near you
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