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OAESA Seeking Communications Specialist
June 12, 2015

OAESA is accepting applications for the position of communications specialist. Click here to view the full job description. Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Butsko, Director of Office Operations at

OAESA Professional Conference 2015: True Grit
June 12, 2015

OAESA's 58th annual professional conference is going strong at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. We hope you are enjoying it! The conference kicked off Wednesday evening with the unconference, and that evening OAESA honored our 2014-15 president, Kevin Gehres, as well as the 2015-16 president, Heidi Kegley. Thursday featured keynote Jim Grant, who hosted sessions throughout the day on the topic of grit. Our annual trade show was a huge hit with dozens of exhibitors offering conferees everything from financial advice to educational supplies. Donalyn Miller headed a master class about building independent readers. Thursday's programming ended with hospitality hours by zone, where educators could network with others in their region of the state. We started Friday with Thomas Hoerr, who spoke to us about Fostering Grit, and we'll have clinics available throughout the morning before closing the conference with our annual Awards Luncheon. More updates and plenty of photos to come!

Thomas Hoerr at his book signing:

Entertainment provided by the Nitty Gritty Board Band:

OILA Announces Second Cohort
May 6, 2015

The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators and the Fairfield County Educational Service Center are pleased to announce the formation of a second cohort of the Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy (OILA). This cohort will begin in September 2015 and conclude in May 2016. The success of the first cohort did not go unnoticed by the Ohio Department of Education, and we will be funded to serve another 25 teams of educators.

One building level principal and 2 teachers are considered a team for OILA. There is a $1,500 team fee for OILA. Please understand that OILA is limited to the first 25 paid teams. A wait list will be generated when capacity is reached.

OILA is a K-12 program that utilizes blended learning strategies to provide building leadership teams with skills that will impact educator growth and student achievement. OILA was first developed in 2013 through a partnership with several professional organizations with Race to the Top money.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Click here to register your team.

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