Dear Colleagues,

After a few years in education, preparing to go back to school assumes somewhat of a routine—prepare your space, help new hires acclimate to the school, organize classes and schedules, and implement all the innovative ideas you’ve filed away over the last year from OAESA webinars, Twitter chats, and PD. This year, however, many schools in the Dayton area are going through something that is anything but routine. Destructive tornadoes and severe weather struck the Dayton area May 28, causing damage, injuries, and one fatality. Schools struggled to regain power and finish their school years. It was anything but typical.

So now, as this area works to rebuild and rejuvenate their communities, OAESA members stepped in to assist in the recovery efforts. Zone 3 Director Dr. Sue Brackenhoff, NAESP Representative Cathryn Petticrew, and former President Stephanie Klingshirn banded together and organized a book drive at the OAESA Annual Professional Conference, June 12-14 in Columbus. We are proud to say that OAESA members donated over 175 books to local students.

We wish you well as you begin a new school year. While some of the tasks may be routine, the students and staff that fill your schools will breathe new life into the school year and make it one to remember. At OAESA, we are also busy starting anew. Be on the lookout for your OAESA PD calendar, which showcases all of the new conferences and institutes offered this year. We hope to see you there!

Julie Davis, EdD
OAESA Executive Director
Resources for School Districts to Utilize State Wraparound Funding
The Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN) seeks to support districts through encouraging collaboration and innovation, utilizing evidence based practices for best student outcomes. OAN invites school districts that are in the initial stages of deciding how to maximize funding for wraparound services to participate in Planning Workshops that are convening around the state. Districts are invited to bring their team of three - plus an Afterschool Administrator - to hear best practices, discuss innovative ideas and develop a plan for funding implementation.

Structured Literacy: Reading Science in Ohio Classrooms
Free OAESA Webinar on August 16, 2019 9:30-10:30 AM
Participant receive one contact hour.
Join OAESA and Dr. Suzanne Carreker of Lexia Learning to examine the science of reading. Literacy is critical to academic success. Yet, the majority of students in classrooms across the county struggle with literacy. This presentation will examine Structured Literacy—an instructional approach that integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing—and three important questions: why it is taught?, what is taught?, and how it is taught? When these three questions guide literacy instruction, we can prevent reading difficulties, provide effective interventions, and support learning across the content areas. 

New administrators in your district? Recommend the Beginning Administrators Academy
Part 1: Sept. 16-17, Part 2: Dec. 11-12, 2019 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton
Created for the new and growing administrator, this two-part academy is designed to help new admins 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, BAA provides the tools needed to run a successful school community. 

Second-in-Command: The Deans and Assistants Institute
Institute 1: Oct. 1, and Institute 2: Nov. 6 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Whether you're a Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, or any type of administrative intern, the "Second-in-Command" position is a diverse role with unique challenges. Explore the essential practices for school leadership, and make meaningful connections with colleagues in similar roles from across the state. Topics will include:
  • PBIS and restorative practices
  • Leveraging technology for productivity and connectivity
  • Collaborating with your supervisor
  • Aspirational leadership: Assessing readiness for your next role
Sharon Draper, Author
OAESA Reading Summit
Oct. 8, 2019 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Join us for an exploration of creating strong reading communities with an emphasis on family engagement. Enjoy breakout sessions geared toward principals, teachers, reading specialists, intervention specialists, and literacy coaches. The day will be topped off with an exciting keynote by award-winning author Sharon Draper. Get ready for a full day of inspirational, literacy-based learning!

- Coming in the evening before the Summit? -

OAESA's Reading Summit kicks off early on Oct. 7 with a pre-Summit dinner and programming. Join your colleagues and Project LIT's Jarred Amato to discuss combating "book deserts" with literacy initiatives that go beyond the school day. Click here to register.
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