Events &

Virtual Summit

9:00 am Welcome to the Hang Space

Executive Director of OAESA

9:15 am ODE Updates and Q&A

Colleagues know Paolo Demaria as a passionate leader, a tireless worker, a respectful listener and a fervent advocate for excellence in education. All are qualities he calls on daily as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction, supporting an education system of nearly 3,600 public schools and 1.7 million students.

Mr. DeMaria has served Ohio for 27 years as an organizational leader, policy expert and education leader. His key roles have included chief policy advisor to Gov. Bob Taft, director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management and vice chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, now the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Before becoming Ohio's K-12 superintendent in 2016, Mr. DeMaria was the principal consultant for Education First, a strategy and policy organization with extensive experience in education and leadership improvement. There, he guided policy implementation and strategic projects for K-12 and higher education clients across the nation.

10:00 am Book Joy and Scholastic HomeBase

John Schu is a blogger, a writer, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs«. He has built a career out of advocating for the people and things he cares about most: children, books, and the libraries - and librarians - that connect them. John was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for his dynamic interactions with students and his passionate adoption of new technologies as a means of connecting authors, illustrators, books, and readers. He has served on numerous American Library Association committees, including the Newbery Award selection committee. John is one of the contributors to The Creativity Project. This Is a Story, his debut picture book illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo, will be published in 2020. Find him on Twitter @MrSchuReads.

10:45 am Hang Time with Colleagues
Debrief sessions, socialize, and self-break

11:00 am Building a Community of Learners in a
Blended/Remote Model

As Vice President and National Education Officer, Dr. Bryan advises educators about academic trends and opportunities. Dr. Bryan's work focuses on the power of an effective educator, influences on student achievement, using data to fuel insight as well as Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS). Known for her highly engaging approach, Dr. Bryan delivers relevant and research-rich presentations for educators and administrators. Prior to joining Renaissance:
Dr. Bryan served as Director for Professional Services for AlphaSmart, Inc., Assistant Professor of Reading at Missouri State University, and supervised the America Reads program at North Texas University. Additionally, Dr. Bryan worked with districts across Texas to secure funding for technology innovation and to implement district-wide projects. She served as a proposal reviewer and external evaluator for programs funded by the Texas Education Agency and co-authored curricula from the Texas State Occupational Agency. Dr. Bryan received the Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and Master's and Doctor's degrees from Texas Tech University. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, she has authored two white papers: The Power of an Effective Educator and RTI: The Next Generation of Data-Fueled Decision Making.

11:30 Women in Investing

Ann Hughes captivates audiences nationwide, speaking and consulting on a range of business building and developmental topics to grow and improve your business or practice. As founder and president of Female Affect, Ann uses her extensive experience in the financial services industry to make financial services relatable and personal.

Ann spent 17 years in the financial services industry at ING and Sammons Financial Group holding several executive management positions

Because of Ann's vast understanding of the industry, she has been interviewed and frequently quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, National Underwriter, Investment News and Financial Planning Magazine.

In 2015 Ann wrote a children's book entitled Long Distance Goodnight Kisses about her relationship with her daughter. The book depicts the challenges and benefits of having a career and not always being home with your children and the example you as a parent can set to let them know they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.

Ann earned her Master's degree from Iowa State University in Organizational Learning and Human Resource Development. She holds her Texas life insurance license as well as multiple securities licenses.

12:00 pm Hang Time with Colleagues
Debrief sessions, socialize, and self-break

12:15 Legislative Update

1:00 pm Bringing Math to Life

Liz Peyser is National Director, Content and Implementation with Curriculum Associates. Prior to this position, Liz was Vice President of Middle Schools for the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the K-12 math coordinator for Wichita Public Schools. During the transition to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards she developed math clinics for teachers which became the statewide training program at the Kansas State Department of Education. Her specialty is helping K-12 math educators interpret the progressions in the standards through interactive workshops using models, tools, manipulatives and mathematical discourse.

9:00 am SEL in Times of Change: Critical
Practices to Leading a Team

As principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School, Muriel Summers and her staff created the first leadership elementary school in the nation. A.B. Combs is a diverse elementary school, boasting children from 64 countries. By recognizing that each student possesses unique gifts and talents, and building on students' strengths rather than their weaknesses, Muriel and the other faculty guide students at A.B. Combs to continually achieve high levels of academic performance year after year. Muriel's school has been featured on several national television programs including PBS, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A.B. Combs is also featured in Dr. Stephen Covey's books The 8th Habit and The Leader in Me. Muriel has recently co-authored the 2nd edition of The Leader in Me that was released this fall. During her tenure at A.B. Combs, Muriel has earned numerous awards for her school, including the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the Number One National Magnet School in America in 2006 and again in 2014, (the only school in the nation to be recognized twice), the National School of Character Award, the National Title 1 Distinguished School, the National Elementary School of the Year, the North Carolina Honor School of Excellence, and the North Carolina Governor's Entrepreneurial Award. Muriel started her career in the field of education 40 years ago. During that time she has served as a classroom teacher, demonstration teacher, instructional resource teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She has received numerous awards in the field of education from Teacher of the Year to Principal of the Year. In 2009, she was named as one of the North Carolina Women to Watch. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in education from California University and in 2014 she received the highest honor any North Carolina educator can receive, the coveted Friday Medal of Honor. In 2018, Muriel was presented by the Governor of North Carolina, the highest honor a North Carolinian can receive, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Most recently, she was named Principal of the Year for a second time. Muriel presents at international, national, state, and local conferences and consults with school districts and businesses nationally and internationally. The model that Muriel and her staff created is currently being used in over 4,000 schools around the world.

Entering his twenty-third year with FranklinCovey, Scott Miller serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership. He is the host of the FranklinCovey-sponsored On Leadership With Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and thought leaders and is distributed to more than five million business leaders worldwide. Additionally, Miller authors a weekly leadership column for Inc. magazine.
Miller leads the strategy, development, and publication of FranklinCovey's bestselling books and thought leadership, which provide the framework for the company's world-renowned content and solutions. He is the author of FranklinCovey's #1 Amazon Management Science Bestseller Management Mess to Leadership Success
: Become the Leader You Would Follow. He is also the coauthor of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. In his previous roles as executive vice president of business development and chief marketing officer, Scott led the global transformation of FranklinCovey's brand. Prior to that, as general manager of client facilitation services, Miller worked with thousands of clients and client facilitators in numerous markets in over thirty countries. He has presented to hundreds of audiences across every industry, and loves to share his unique journey as an unfiltered leader thriving in today's highly filtered corporate culture.
Miller joined Covey Leadership Center in 1996 as a client partner with the education division, which focused on serving K-12 schools and higher education. He also served as the general manager of FranklinCovey's central region for six years in Chicago.
Miller began his professional career in 1992 with the Disney Development Company (the real estate development division of Walt Disney Company) as a founding member of the development team that designed the town of Celebration, Florida.

Nolan Marx empowers communities and educators in creating sustainable cultures of leadership and accountability.
Growing up in a family of educators, his passion lies with helping all children reach their full potential. This passion has led him to spend time with schools all across the globe impacting children's lives.
Nolan's experience prior to FranklinCovey is distinguished. Over his career, he has built several multi-million dollar corporations; and has been relied on as an expert consultant in business start-up, strategic planning, educational effectiveness, execution and leadership development by some of the top companies, universities and school districts in the United States. Nolan's formal education includes a Bachelor's in Business Economics from Miami University and an Executive Education in Strategic Finance from Harvard Business School.
Nolan lives in Cincinnati with family. He is a competitive high altitude mountain climber and has a passion for travel that has led him to six continents and over forty-six countries.

10:00 am Hang Time with colleagues
Debrief sessions, socialize, and self-break

10:15 am So Far Away: Leading from Afar

Colonel Athens recently left the federal government, having served for the past decade as the Director of the U.S. Naval Academy's Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy's first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership.
Colonel Athens is a retired Marine Corps officer with command and staff assignments in all four Marine Aircraft Wings and an instructor tour with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (the Marine Corps' equivalent to the Navy's Top Gun school). He also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Colonel Athens currently speaks around the country about leading with integrity and works alongside leaders to help them fulfill their personal and professional calling. He is married to the former Mistina Root of Williamsburg, Virginia and they have ten children.

10:45 am Hang Time with Colleagues
Debrief sessions, socialize, and self-break

11:00 am Expanding access to Meaningful Learning for Emergent
Bilinguals through Educational Technology

JosÚ Viana joined Lexia Learning in December 2019, bringing 27 years of experience in education. A former English learner himself, his career began in Miami, Florida where he taught English to speakers of other languages. During his time in the classroom, JosÚ strategically incorporated technology through blended learning in order for emergent bilingual students to fully participate and thus accelerate their proficiency in English and ability to meet academic goals. Most recently, JosÚ was the Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition at the United States Department of Education. In this role, he was responsible for the overall leadership, management, and direction of education for English language learners nationwide. He also oversaw the development and dissemination of discretionary grants, research studies, and resources that guide education practice and policy to meet the needs of our country's emergent bilingual students. JosÚ holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida International University and a master's degree in Computer Education from Barry University. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at North Carolina State University.

11:30 am Leveraging DonorsChoose During School Closures

Kirk Smiley leads relationships with school districts, state leaders, and education associations, helping them leverage the site to serve their educational priorities and bring the most support to their teachers and students.

Matt Kliewer leads association and district relationships in Ohio, helping connect educators with the many ways Horace Mann can help them. We know educators are taking care of our children's future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs. We provide auto, home, life, and supplemental insurance to protect what teachers and school employees have today, and retirement and financial solutions to help them secure their future.

12:00 pm Hang Time with Colleagues
Debrief sessions, socialize, and self-break

12:15 The Flexible Principal: Leading through
(and learning from) Hard Times

Jen Schwanke has been an educator for 22 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of two books: You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, and The Principal ReBoot.: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership. She has written for Choice Literacy, Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. She presents at conferences for ASCD, as well as NAESP, Battelle for Kids, RRCNA, and various state and local education organizations. She is an instructor in educational administration at Miami University. She is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. Follow Schwanke on Twitter @jenschwanke.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 9:00 - 1:30 PM
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