May 2018
Dear Colleagues,

If you had the chance to name the measures on which OPES would evaluate your performance, would you do it?

Guess what: you do! 

Surprisingly, very few principals answered the first call for feedback on the revised Ohio Standard for Principals earlier this spring. So few, in fact, that Superintendent Paolo DeMaria insisted that ODE open another period for commentary to ensure that the revisions were fair, focused, and reflective of principals' true role in today's schools.

I know this is a busy time of year, but your input is needed. Your feedback is essential and will have far-reaching effects, so I encourage all OAESA members to take the time to read the revised standards and comment before May 11. 

Julie Davis, EdD
OAESA Executive Director  
Only 6 weeks until OAESA's professional conference!

Join principals, teachers, counselors, curriculum directors, and child advocates from across Ohio to explore the social-emotional resources for your school. Choose from dozens of peer-led clinics, hear powerful keynotes from Tim Kight, Peter H. Reynolds, and Stephen M. R. Covey, and connect with school teams across the state in the one-of-a-kind TEAM conference. 

The hotel is nearly sold out! 
OAESA Election Results

The results are in, and the results of the OAESA elections for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors are:
  • Zone 2 Director: Danielle Wallace
  • Zone 4 Director: Jane Myers

  • Zone 6 Director: Kesh Boodheshwar
  • Zone 8 Director: Susanne Waltman
  • Zone 10 Director: Katherine Nowak
  • Middle School Representative: Carrie Sanchez
  • Cleveland Representative: Audrey Staton
  • Minority Representative: Asia Armstrong
  • Assistant Principal Rep: Stephanie Morton
Many thanks to all who voted, and especially to the elected individuals who serve our membership.
Call for Articles for OAESA's Principal Navigator

Educators are natural storytellers! Here's your chance to share your own story in OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine. We seek stories like:
  • What experiences have shaped you as an educator?
  • What is the story of your school?
  • Why do you get up in the morning?
  • What's the best thing that's ever happened to your school?
The submission deadline is June 15, 2018. Email submissions to navigator@oaesa.org for consideration.
Beginning Administrators Mentorship Academy (BAMA) seeks mentors and entry-level principals for 2018-19

OAESA and OASSA have teamed up to build the principal pipeline! Thanks to an ODE grant, the BAMA program will pair seasoned administrators with first- or second-year APs and principals, in addition to providing professional development and associated costs. Read the program overview for complete details.

Interested in being a mentor? Register with this form by June 1.

Know a first- or second- year admin? Encourage them to apply for this invaluable opportunity by August 1.    
Help children in your community by becoming a Summer Food Service Program site

This year, ODE wants to increase participation in summer meal programs and is actively seeking local nonprofit agencies--including schools--to participate by providing free meals to children. Expansion of the program is particularly needed in southern Ohio counties, where families struggle with food insecurity, as well as in rural communities and areas where migrant families reside. Sponsoring organizations receive reimbursement to cover the costs of providing nutritious meals and snacks to children in eligible areas. Nonprofit organizations and schools offering summer activities for children living in low-income areas also are encouraged to apply. 

Any organization interested in becoming a sponsor or site should complete the potential sponsor survey. The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the US Department of Agriculture and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.
Winner winner! 

Tamara Rau (Ayersville Elementary) and Tracy Wehner (Van Wert Elementary) were the lucky winners of OAESA's early conference registration giveaway! Each will receive $500 toward a classroom project at their schools. 

We look forward to seeing our winners and you in June at Team Up! Superheroes for Kids.  Many thanks to OAESA's corporate partner Horace Mann and DonorsChoose.org for supporting the association.  
What We're Reading

by John C. Maxwell (2018)

Upcoming Events

Recognizing Superheroes in your School

May 1, 8:00-9:00 PM

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Roadmap to Personalized Learning

May 11, 9:30-10:30 AM

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Team Up! Superheroes for Kids: OAESA's Annual
Professional Conference 

June 13-15 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton

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Have you thought about joining our national affiliate, NAESP?  Now it's super easy to do. You can sign up and pay your dues online by visiting their website.

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OAESA 360 Feedback Tools

Discover your strengths and areas for growth with OAESA 360   feedback tools for principals and teachers. Aligned with OPES and OTES and recently improved with new reflective questions for even more thorough results, the OAESA 360 tool  helps educators communicate better, achieve more, and reach their highest potential! Learn more.

New OLAC webinar: Social-Emotional Learning
The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is proud to announce the release of a new webinar, Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Narrated by Dr. Brian McNulty, this free webinar explores social emotional learning and the impact it has on student achievement, student behavior, school climate, and teacher satisfaction. Additional topics include SEL as a part of the Ohio Improvement Process and the role that teacher-based teams (TBTs), building leadership teams (BLTs) and district leadership teams (DLTs) have in this important work. Check out this free learning resource .
Use your school's earned Scholastic Dollars to attend 
OAESA's professional conference.
Your staff attends at the member rate, too!