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Register Early for the Celebration of the Century!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
OAESA's 67th Annual Professional Conference is a celebration of 100 years of serving administrative excellence in Ohio. Click the image above to get registered and book your hotel room early as the conference is returning to the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

It's hiring season! Where are you posting your positions?

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
In addition to posting positions on the OAESA job board, the Ohio School Counselor Association is excited to announce their FREE school counselor job board located on their website.

American Institutes of Research Partnership w/ DEW

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce has commissioned the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to perform a comprehensive study to better understand the programmatic needs of students who are economically disadvantaged and the corresponding cost of supporting these needs. This study was commissioned at the direction of the General Assembly in the recently enacted state operating budget. A key study component is to leverage the knowledge and experience of expert educational practitioners to develop school-level program designs that will provide economically disadvantaged students an opportunity to achieve state educational goals. To accomplish this task, AIR will...

ReadOhio office hours

Thursday, March 21, 2024
The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce will host open office hours for the ReadOhio requirements each Friday 3-4 p.m. The Department's literacy policy team will take questions on topics including science of reading professional development, high-quality instructional materials, English language arts core curriculum requirements, and reading intervention requirements.

Learn About Challenges Facing Youth Today With Social Media and Cyberbullying

Thursday, March 14, 2024
The Appalachian Children Coalition, in cooperation with CORAS, is hosting its second Youth Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville. The topic of the summit is Social Media and Cyberbullying. This program is being offered free of charge to participants due to the generous support of Anthem, Park National Bank, and the Big Lots Foundation. A full agenda will be available by March 15.

LEGO Education Webinar: Driving Computer Science Education in Ohio

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Ohio is leading the charge to prepare students for high-paying tech jobs and help ensure their success beyond the classroom. To complete this mission, engaging students in computer science is critical. But where can districts looking to create or evolve their CS curriculum start?

New video and resources to prepare for 2024 solar eclipse

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
In preparation for the upcoming total solar eclipse in April, the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce has assembled a variety of resources including a new eclipse video that provides an overview of this event and ways to build excitement with students.

Tell Your Members of Congress to Pass the IDEA Full Funding Act

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures services, resources, and opportunities for millions of children with disabilities.

ReadOhio Requirements Webinars

Friday, February 16, 2024
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced the ReadOhio initiative, an exciting statewide effort to encourage improved literacy skills for all ages that includes the implementation of curriculum aligned with the science of reading in Ohio's schools.

Learn more about the Ohio Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship (GYO) Program

Thursday, February 15, 2024
An informational webinar about the nomination and application process for the Ohio Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship (GYO) Program will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 3:30pm and can be accessed through this link .

Opportunity to serve on the Bias Review Committee

Friday, February 2, 2024
The Ohio State Board of Education, in partnership with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, is seeking to recruit a diverse pool of educators to become part of the Bias Review Committee (BRC). The BRC is a standing committee within the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) program and reviews test materials to help ensure that they are fair to all candidates and reflect the diversity of the Ohio population.

PAX Good Behavior Game and PAX Tools Statewide Survey

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Discovery Center at Miami University (Oxford, OH), and collaborating project partners would like to highlight an opportunity to participate in a statewide evaluation of PAX Good Behavior Game and PAX Tools in Ohio. Results of the evaluation will identify successes, gaps, needs, and funding mechanisms for PAX efforts. Recommendations will be generated to support PAX efforts in Ohio schools and communities. Respondents will be entered for the chance to win one of 500 Amazon gift cards! This project is funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) with a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit 2024 seeking presenters.

Thursday, November 9, 2023
The Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit will be held June 5, 2024, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. Event organizers currently are accepting proposals to present at the summit.

Ohio School Safety Center Offers After-School Preparedness Training

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
After-School Preparedness: An All-Hazards Approach This training is designed to help participants identify the challenges associated with after-school events and programs, and to help prepare them for the risks, vulnerabilities and threats they entail.

Upcoming Changes to the Ohio Department of Education

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
House Bill 33 of the 135th General Assembly included several legislative changes impacting the Ohio Department of Education and State Board of Education. View story for additional details of upcoming changes.

Seeking applicants for the Ohio Teacher Leader Liaison Network

Monday, June 26, 2023
The application period for 2023-2025 cohort of teachers to serve as Ohio Teacher Leader Liaisons is open through June 23. This cohort will join the innovative and prestigious network of selected teachers from across the state and engage with the Department on topics related to current and future education initiatives that support Future Forward Ohio.

Contact Verification for Ohio Department of Education User Profiles

Monday, June 12, 2023
Beginning June 8, 2023, the Ohio Department of Education will begin asking anyone with an ODE User Profile to verify their contact information once a year. Like other online services, the Department's applications need basic information including name, address, and contact information. The Department uses the ODE User Profile information for contact purposes when necessary, for example to alert you to status changes to a submitted license or grant application.

State Digital Equity Grant - Broadband Ohio

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ohio is participating in the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, a federally funded grant, to develop a statewide plan for achieving digital equity goals and closing the digital divide. Ohio' s Digital Equity Plan will serve all Ohioans with an aim to promote meaningful adoption and use of high-speed internet service, with a special emphasis on key populations.

2023 Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit

Monday, May 15, 2023
The 2023 Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit is June 14. This exciting event will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University and bring together educators from schools, districts and organizations doing innovative work to develop teacher leaders. Summit attendees will share successes, lessons learned and strategies for overcoming challenges around teacher leadership implementation.

ODE Data Insights Posting

Monday, April 10, 2023
The Ohio Department of Education offers periodic, state-level analyses to provide context for interpreting local data and to highlight trends that may inform policymaking and action. Ohio's Teacher Workforce, the latest in the Department's Data Insights series, examines teacher workforce trends critical to ensuring a steady pipeline of effective teachers in Ohio's classrooms.

Stay Gold Conference Brochure

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
All the details and clinic session information to help you prepare for Stay Gold: Honoring Our Past. Inspiring Your Future.

Ohio Principal Supports Webpage

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Ohio Department of Education has created a resource link for principals and assistant princpals.

Ohio high school students invited to Armed Forces Career Commitment Ceremony

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with schools and communities, will host an in-person celebration of Ohio's students committed to military service. The All-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration will recognize students in grades 11 and 12 who are committed to military service after graduation. Students with plans to attend a service academy, receive a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship or enlist for active-duty service, the reserves or the National Guard are invited to attend the ceremony.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee 2022-2023 Promotion Score and Updated Guidance Manual

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
The Third Grade Reading Guarantee's pre-pandemic promotion criteria is back in effect for the 2022-2023 school year.

Ohio Educators Needed- Please Apply

Friday, January 20, 2023
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are currently seeking Ohio educators to participate in an online OAE Framework Review Conference for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) program.

Winger 2023 Principal Navigator

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Staying Power: Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Educators in the Field.

Upcoming Webinar: Ohio's Statewide Tutoring Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Join the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) and the Ohio Department of Education on Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a statewide webinar to learn about and provide feedback on the upcoming launch of TutorOhio Kids, Ohio's statewide tutoring program.

Ohio's Introduction to Dyslexia, K-3 Course Now Available

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Ohio's Introduction to Dyslexia, K-3 course is now available in the Department's Learning Management System

Governor DeWine Announces Appalachian Community Grant Program Details

Monday, October 24, 2022
The Appalachian Community Grant Program will infuse $500 million into Ohio's 32-county Appalachian region to revitalize communities and stimulate transformational change.  This morning, the Governor's Office of Appalachia released detailed guidelines for the program, including project requirements, eligibility, and the timeline for awards. 

FBI's Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Program

Friday, October 14, 2022
The FBI SOS Internet Challenge is a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety and helps them become better digital citizens in a fun and engaging way. The program, created for students in third through eighth grades, covers age-appropriate topics like cyberbullying, passwords, malware, social media and more. The SOS activities are open to anyone to explore.  To participate in the testing and national competition, teachers must register their eligible classes.

Supporting Substitute Teachers Webpage

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Substitute teachers play a vital role in our schools, and the Ohio Department of Education is dedicated to supporting these educators.

Dyslexia Screener FAQ

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Ohio Department of Education has posted a Frequently Asked Questions document for the recently released list of approved 2022-2023 Tier 1 Dyslexia Screeners.

BASA's Special Education Issues for School Leaders Conference

Monday, August 22, 2022
Join BASA and Bricker & Eckler LLP for a full day workshop Covering a variety of Special Education Issues for School Leaders.

Back-to-School Safety Infographic: Topics and Tips from

Monday, August 8, 2022
In a message to School Safety Partners, shared research and resources to help schools plan for a safe return to school.

Mentoring Opportunity for New Administrators!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Administrators Mentoring Program

Updates from the Whole Child Advisory Committee

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Ohio's Stronger Together: Children's Mental Health and Resiliency Virtual Conference Registration! The Ohio Department of Education is hiring a Family and Community Engagement Coordinator!

Share Your Story in OAESA's Principal Navigator Magazine

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Submit Your Article by July 15!

ODE's Academic Excellence for All Conference: Call for Presenters

Monday, April 4, 2022
The Department is seeking professionals to present during the conference's breakout sessions. Presentation topics should support the six areas of the Academic Excellence for All framework listed above.

OSPA's Spring Conference

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
2022 Spring Conference The Science Behind Academic Equality & Improving Reading Outcomes April 27-29, 2022

ODE Updates and Messages to Members

Monday, March 21, 2022
Important updates and information from the Ohio Department of Education.

Innovative Leaders Institute

Friday, March 18, 2022
Battelle for Kids provides details on their upcoming Innovative Leaders Institute and other PD opportunities for educators.

Concordia Corner

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Learn more about our partnership with Concordia University Chicago to provide educational leadership degree and licensure programs through blog posts from recent graduates.

Registration for the 2022 Ohio Techer Leadership Summit is now open.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The 2022 Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit will be held on June 8. This exciting event will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University and bring together educators from schools, districts and organizations doing innovative work to develop teacher leaders by sharing successes, lessons learned, and strategies for overcoming challenges around teacher leadership implementation.

Administrators invited to apply for Early Childhood Inclusive Leadership Fellowship Program

Friday, March 11, 2022
The Ohio Department of Education, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is offering the 2022-2024 Early Childhood Inclusive Leadership Fellowship Program. The program is a two-year fellowship experience for participants to enhance their skills, knowledge and leadership abilities. The program will allow selected educators to better support the best outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

Dr. Rebecca Hornberger selected as executive director of OAESA/SAIL for Education

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Rebecca E. Hornberger has been selected as the next executive director of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) and SAIL for Education. Dr. Hornberger will step into her new role as head of both nonprofit organizations on January 1, 2022.

Announcing OAESA's New Podcast, Leaders AdvantEDGE

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Learn about OAESA's new podcast, Leaders AdvantEDGE, giving educational leaders the edge they need to be successful.

Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccination Overview

Monday, December 14, 2020
Information posted to help you understand Ohio's plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.

Considerations for Counties Designated as Purple and PreK-12 Education COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Monday, November 23, 2020
The Ohio Department of Education has posted important Considerations for Schools and Districts in Purple Counties on its Reset and Restart Education webpage. 

New resources for preventing abuse and neglect as well as a new resource guide for families and caregivers

Monday, November 16, 2020
The Ohio Department of Education today posted new resources on the Reset and Restart Education website to assist mandatory reporters in preventing abuse and neglect, as well as a new resource guide for families and caregivers.

Updates to ODE Reset and Restart Webpage

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
New Reset and Restart Webpages Address Students Experiencing Homelessness and Gifted Student Identification

Ohio Department of Education Updates Reset and Restart Education Website

Friday, September 4, 2020
The Ohio Department of Education posted updates to the Reset and Restart Education website that include guidelines for properly certified or licensed teacher requirements, as well as revised dates for Educator Licensure compliance.

Congratulations to the Winners of OAESA's Recognition Awards Program for 2020 and 2021

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Congratulations to all honorees!

Ohio Department of Education Reset and Restart Education Documents

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Find documents released by the Ohio Department of Education here.

School Re-Entry Resources

Monday, June 15, 2020
Check back here often for resources to help you plan for your building's return to the school in the fall.

Now accepting applications for the Gifted Advisory Council

Monday, May 18, 2020
Interested in serving on the Gifted Advisory Council?

PBIS Measure on Report Card

Monday, May 18, 2020
Info on new PBIS requirements and resources.

Registration is Open for the CECV Virtual Workshop Series

Thursday, May 7, 2020
May 26th: Overview of the EdChoice Challenge

Call for Articles for OAESA's Fall 2020 Principal Navigator Magazine

Friday, April 17, 2020
Share how you worked through unprecedented challenges during the global pandemic in OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine

Scholastic Education Offers Free Webinar Series to Assist with Remote Learning

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tune in Wednesday April 15th to learn how you can partner with families to support learning at home and sustain the development of children during these unprecedented times. Join Scholastic Education at 3pm ET for the launch of this 5-part webinar series with Karen Mapp.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
OAESA, like the rest of the US, is working to manage the COVID-19 situation and disseminate credible, timely information that is crucial to our members and their schools. Check back here as needed for updates and information regarding this public health crisis.

Call for Articles for OAESA's Spring 2020 Principal Navigator Magazine

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Write an article for OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine.

Ohio EdChoice Voucher Program Continues to Increase

Friday, December 20, 2019
Started as a program to give students in so-called failing schools a different education option, Ohio's EdChoice voucher program has grown significantly since its inception... READ MORE

December eNews 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019
News to know from your professional association.

Advocacy Alert Regarding EdChoice Vouchers

Monday, December 9, 2019
Policy changes in the recent biennial budget bill (House Bill 166), along with other factors/policies implemented over the past decade, have come together to create a devastating result for public education.

Hall of Fame School candidates, get tips and tricks to complete your application

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Listen to tips from last year's winners

November 2019 eNews

Thursday, October 31, 2019
News to know from your professional association.

October 2019 E-News

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
News to know from your professional association

October is Ohio Principals Month!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
How will you celebrate?

September 2019 eNews

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
News to know from your professional association

Gov. DeWine signs executive order for the Ohio School Safety Center

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Gov. Mike DeWine says more needs to be done to make sure Ohio schools are safe. And he's signed an executive order to immediately put more resources in place.

Call for Articles for OAESA's Winter 2020 Principal Navigator Magazine

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Write an article for OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine.

August 2019 eNews

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
News to know from your professional association

New administrators in your district? Connect them to support!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
OAESA is here to help the new administrators in your district with support, professional development, and advocacy. Help them get started!

New cohort announced: Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy (OILA)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Professional development for the 2019-2020 school year

Call for Articles for OAESA's Fall 2019 Principal Navigator Magazine

Friday, May 10, 2019
Write an article for OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine.

Member Spotlight: April Knight's Avondale Elementary partners with Columbus Blue Jackets

Friday, May 3, 2019
Avondale Elementary in Franklinton proudly displays their nearly decade-long partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets...

2018-19 Award Winners Announced

Thursday, April 18, 2019
It is OAESA's honor to recognize the excellence in Ohio schools! Please join us in congratulating this year's winners.

Quick poll results: Testing Formats

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By law, each school district's Board of Education is required to determine the format (online or paper-pencil) they will use for next year's Grade Three Ohio State Assessments by May 1, 2019. Find out what members say is happening in their district.

March eNews

Friday, March 1, 2019
News to know from your professional association.

February eNews

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
News to know from your professional association.

Call for Articles for OAESA's Spring 2019 Principal Navigator

Friday, January 11, 2019
We are seeking writers for our spring 2019 magazine

January eNews

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
News to know from your professional association.

December 2018 eNews

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
News to know from your professional association

Principals, weigh in regarding K-3 scheduling question

Monday, October 29, 2018
A member is seeking advice regarding a scheduling question. Log in and join the conversation.

Member Photo Gallery

Thursday, September 20, 2018
See what OAESA members are up to across the state as we intentionally connect, effectively develop, and passionately advocate for Ohio administrators and their schools.

OAESA collaborates with other statewide groups to host school safety summit

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
OAESA joined with 21 other statewide organizations to present the School Security and Safety Solutions Summit....

Senate passes FY19 funding bill

Monday, August 27, 2018
The legislation preserves funding for Title II, Part A at current levels of $2.055 billion.

Write for OAESA's Principal Navigator magazine

Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Winter issue deadline is November 1.

OAESA Reading Summit Recap

Monday, August 13, 2018
On October 9, educators and administrators joined OAESA for our first ever Reading Summit with Scholastic Book Fairs.

Thanks for a wonderful 2018 conference!

Monday, June 18, 2018
OAESA loved connecting with our members and their teams...

Concordia-Chicago teacher education programs earn national recognition

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
A prestigious honor for our SAIL for Education program!

Now enrolling teams for 2018-19 Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy

Friday, May 18, 2018
Join this year's OILA cohort!

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
See this year's Hall of Fame Schools, National Distinguished Principal, Outstanding Assistant Principal, Secretary of the Year, and D. Richard Murray Award winners.

Ken Bernacki Selected as Grant Coordinator

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mr. Ken Bernacki has been selected as the Grant Coordinator for the OASSA/OAESA Beginning Administrators Mentoring Academy (BAMA).

KRA Survey Results Summary Now Available

Monday, March 5, 2018
View the results from OAESA's recent educator opinion survey about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

Roster Verification 2018: Informing Accurate Value-Added Reports

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
View the timeline for important dates in the Roster Verification process.

Important Info and FAQs Related to the Closure of ECOT

Friday, January 19, 2018
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released a message statewide regarding the immediate closure of ECOT. With this news comes many questions from schools and districts. Find the answers to your questions here.

Proposed Tax Reform has Implications for Educators

Monday, November 20, 2017
Contact your legislators now!

Celebrating Ohio's National Distinguished Principal Rhonda Peeples

Monday, October 16, 2017
OAESA and this year's Ohio National Distinguished Principal Rhonda Peeples celebrated...

Ohio Submits its ESSA State Plan to US Department of Education

Monday, September 18, 2017
Write your introduction for the home page here

Register now for Team Up! Superheoes for Kids

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Get ready for an action-packed team conference!

OAESA and OASSA welcome Barbara Shaner, Advocacy Specialist

Friday, August 4, 2017
To further the joint goal of being a strong voice for administrators in legislative matters...

Hot-Button Issue: Should Admins Be Able to Suspend Young Students?

Monday, July 31, 2017
Share your thoughts here.

OAESA partners with Breakfast in the Classroom

Monday, July 17, 2017

Check out the E3 highlight reel!

Thursday, July 13, 2017
E3 was a blast! Click here to relive the #BestConferenceEver with our highlight reel, and leave your feedback.

Congrats to winners of the E3 early registration drawing

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Congrats to Timothy Kozak, principal of Ontario Elementary in Sandusky City Schools, and Christina French, principal of Hopewell Elementary in Lakota Local Schools. Each wins a $500 prize to go toward a classroom project in their school.

Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Check out the Conference Brochure!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Hot off the presses! Start planning an awesome ENGAGE. EMPOWER. EDUCATE. experience with our conference brochure.