The Ohio Association of Elementary Administrators is proud to share with members its wonderful staff, who work behind the scenes to bring you excellent programming, services, and information. To reach any of the staff members below by phone, you may call the main phone number at 614.547.8087, or you may contact them directly at the e-mail addresses listed after each person's bio. Have a question but don't know who to contact? Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Julie Davis, EdD
Upon graduation from North Park University, Julie began her teaching career in the Chicago area. After relocating to Columbus, she taught and then served as a teacher leader in the Gahanna-Jefferson School District. She obtained her master's degree from The Ohio State University, and her administrative certification work was done at Ashland University. Her Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership was earned at Nova Southeastern University. Julie's experience as a SAIL participant was a critical component of her doctoral studies and accounted for the required specialization aspect of the degree.
Julie has had the opportunity to serve as a principal in the South-Western City School District, Upper Arlington City School District, and Grandview Heights City School District. She spent four years as the professional development director for the Central Ohio Regional School Improvement Team providing support and professional development to educators in 46 school districts in and around the Columbus area. She has been the Director of SAIL for Education since July 2006 and the Executive Director of OAESA since July 2008. She is also an adjunct professor for several universities.
Each assignment in Julie's career has afforded her the opportunity to learn from incredibly talented members of [the education] profession. Each position has introduced her to men and women who are committed to doing what is best for children. Each opportunity has challenged and stretched Julie's thinking. Each situation has affirmed the importance of teachers and principals working together within a collaborative educational framework. Each responsibility has prepared her for this wonderful opportunity to lead the work and serve the members of OAESA.
On a personal note, Julie is married to a wonderful man, Bill Davis, who is also an educator. They are the proud parents of five grown children, and five delightful grandchildren.
To contact Julie, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Executive Director
Mark Jones joined the staff at OAESA on July 1, 2013, as the associate executive director. Prior to this, Mark first served on the OAESA Board of Directors as the middle school representative for two years. Then he joined the executive board for two years as president-elect and president of the association. He completed thirty-three years in education before joining the OAESA staff, all of which were with the Pickerington Local School District in Fairfield County. He began his career as a junior high science teacher for fourteen years, then served as an assistant middle school principal (six years), middle school principal (eleven years), and elementary principal (two years) in Pickerington.
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Business Manager/Administrative Assistant
Nancy Abrams joined the staff of OAESA in October of 2011 as the business manager. She is responsible for maintaining all financial transactions in the accounting system, including payables, receivables, and budget analysis. Nancy also assists with membership, professional development, the trade show, corporate partnership, and SAIL for Education with projects and budgets as needed. She resides in Heath with her husband and children.
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Director of Operations for OAESA/SAIL for Education
Melissa began working for SAIL for Education in fall 2006. Over the years, she has served in many roles. She is currently the director of operation for both OAESA and SAIL for Education.
Melissa is a graduate of Ohio University and resides in Grove City with her husband, Rick, and their five beautiful children.
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Communications and Project Manager
KT Hughes Crandall
KT joined OAESA in 2016 to manage and facilitate all aspects of the organization's communication strategy. A graduate of Ohio Dominican University, she brings more than 12 years of corporate communications experience from the retail, healthcare, and human resource industries.
KT lives in New Albany with her husband, daughter, and a menagerie of furry friends.
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Department Chair, SAIL/CUC Partnerships
Dr. Rebecca Hornberger
Rebecca joined SAIL/CUC after nearly twenty years of experience in educational research, program and curriculum development, and pedagogy, with her most recent position as principal of Violet Elementary in Pickerington. She received her PhD in educational leadership from CUC in 2016, and her unique perspective as both a student and a school leader makes her the ideal candidate to serve our nearly 500 current and prospective SAIL students. Becky splits her time between the OAESA/SAIL headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and the Concordia University Chicago campus to best serve students. She lives in Pickerington with her husband and three children, and in her free time, she loves to read and visit the beach with her family.
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Editor, Principal Navigator
Abigail has been part of OAESA since 2010. She has worked in education for the majority of her career and currently serves as the editor for the Principal Navigator magazine. She lives on six acres in Killdeer Plains with her husband, four children, and many pets. Abigail is also a photographer and enjoys growing flowers and trees, singing, and performing on stage.
OAESA is always looking for new material for our various publications. If you would like to submit an article or are interested in learning more about publishing your work with us, please contact Abigail at firstname.lastname@example.org.