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In 1924, Katherine M. Mansfield, secretary of the Canton Women Principals Club, proposed a resolution urging for the creation of a state organization for elementary principals. "It is essential that we organize ourselves for professional betterment. A state organization of elementary school principals would provide the opportunity for an exchange of ideas so necessary to keep us alert and growing. We need each other. We need our ideas checked up with those of others throughout the state. A state organization would represent the collective power of all and would do for each of us what we could not achieve ourselves."

Almost 100 years later, we continue to hear similar refrains from administrators across the state. Hone your craft with educators across Ohio as we work together to stay current amid the constantly shifting educational landscape. As educators, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to professional growth, collegial collaboration, and excellence in education.

Join us June 14-16, 2023 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio for OAESA's 66th Annual Professional Conference and Trade Show, Stay Gold: Honoring Our Past. Inspiring Your Future. 

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Carrie Sanchez
Director of Leadership and Learning, North Point Educational Service Center

Carrie Sanchez, current OAESA President, is a veteran eduator and educational leader. After serving as the Principal of Port Clinton Middle School since 2009, she accepted a new role as the Director of Leadership and Learning for North Point ESC in 2022 and recently earned a Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. Throughout her career she has made it her mission to engage others in growth and leadership development.


Jared Orton
President of the Savannah Bananas Baseball Team

Learn how to turn your school community into your biggest fans! Jared Orton delivers an empowering keynote that will leave you filled with enthusiasm to stand out and be different. He will share how developing a 'fans first' mentality can have a lasting positive impact on your whole school community.


Dr. Anthony Muhammad
CEO, New Frontier 21 Consulting and Best-Selling Author

Recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate, Dr. Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America. He has been a facilitator for the Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy (OILA) since 2016 and we couldn't be more excited to share his expertise at this year's conference. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear him in person!