Dear Colleagues,

Time sure moves quickly! As we barrel toward the end of another school year, I'm thrilled to have spent 2018-19 connecting, developing, and advocating for our OAESA member community.

For those of you who are retiring at the end of this year, I'm willing to bet you're reflecting on how quickly the time has gone as well. And while you look forward to your next chapter, we hope you will continue to stay involved with your professional association with a Retired Membership.

Your first year of Retired Membership is our retirement gift to you. Simply email your name, home address, and date of retirement to, and we will make sure you stay in the loop on news, events, and service opportunities -- a great way to spend your newfound free time!

Wherever you are in your career journey, I hope to intentionally connect with all of our amazing members at the OAESA conference. Register through the link below, and get ready for a magical time at The Magic of Why: Stories of Purpose!


Julie Davis, EdD
OAESA Executive Director
Intentionally Connect
Register for the pre-conference golf outing by May 10
Join your colleagues on the course for OAESA’s pre-conference golf outing — added by popular request to this year's conference lineup! Tee off for scramble play begins at 8:30 am. Cost is $50.00 per player and includes:
  • 18 holes of golf, cart and range
  • Light breakfast and lunch
  • Raffles and contests held throughout the day

Spouses, friends, and non-conference participants are also welcome to play. Register by May 10.
Effectively Develop
Register now for OAESA's annual conference
June 12 - 14 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton

Summer is a fantastic time to get in your professional development while students are out of the building; and now is a great time register for OAESA's summer conference!

Book your room by May 13 for discounted conference rates.
Book fast! The hotel is nearly sold out
~ Congrats to the winners of our early conference registration drawing! ~

Congratulations to Roben Frentzel, Principal of Jefferson Elementary in Gahanna, and Vicki Hudepohl, principal of Fairborn Primary in Fairborn. Each wins $500 in classroom supplies and projects at their schools, courtesy of OAESA's corporate partner, Horace Mann, and! 
Use Scholastic Dollars to pay for conference registration!
Did you know OAESA hosts the only conference that allows attendees to use their schools' Scholastic Dollars to pay for registration? Simply register online and choose "Scholastic Dollars" as your form of payment at checkout. Save on PD and bring more of your team for an extra magical conference experience!
New administrators in your district? Recommend the Beginning Administrators Academy
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. 

COMING SOON: Watch your mailbox for details on exciting new professional development events for 2019-2020!
Or get a sneak peek at .
New Resources from the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC)
Leadership is a shared responsibility no matter what role you play in education. The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has free resources to help you become a more effective leader. Check out the latest:

  • Two new Lead the Way podcast episodes on Courage and Educational Leadership, featuring author, Cathy Lassiter. Listen now.

Case Studies Promote Breakfast in the Classroom
The goal of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is to encourage schools to promote and expand access to school breakfast. Read case studies that support the idea of offering breakfast as a part of the school day, and see how principals and teachers play a key role in ensuring kids have access to nutritious meals to help them learn and grow!

Passionately Advocate
Congratulations, 2019 OAESA Award Winners!

It is OAESA's honor to recognize excellence in Ohio schools. All winners will be honored at an Awards Luncheon on June 12, as part of OAESA's annual professional conference.
2019 Hall of Fame Schools

  • Fort Loramie Elementary, Fort Loramie Local Schools

  • Heritage Hill Elementary, Princeton City Schools

  • J.W. Reason Elementary, Hilliard City Schools

  • Kirtland Elementary, Kirtland Local Schools

  • Lincoln Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

  • Prairie Lincoln Elementary, South-Western City Schools

  • Springdale Elementary, Princeton City Schools
Ohio NAESP National Distinguished Principal

Patti Schlaegel, Granby Elementary, Worthington City Schools

Outstanding Assistant Principal

Scott D. Astey, Wilcox Primary,
Twinsburg City Schools

Secretary of the Year

Eileen Ramus, Ayersville Elementary,
Ayersville Local Schools

D. Richard Murray Service Award

Dr. Lucy Ozvat
Thanks to SAIL for Education for sponsoring the May eNews.

There's still time to register for Summer Term 2 coursework, beginning on July 1!

Email for information.
Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
614-547-8087 | |