WED JUNE 03, 12:00PM

OEA VIRTUAL MEETING FOR LOCAL LEADERS

FRI JUNE 05

OEA COMMITTEES

OEA Office

SAT JUNE 06

OEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OEA Office

SUN JUNE 07, 02:15PM 

CFT MEMBERS JOIN CINCINNATI MARCH FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

Hamilton County Courthouse

MON AND TUE JUNE 08 AND 09

SWOEA PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP

Online

WED JUNE 10, 07:00PM 

OEA MEMBER VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

 SAT JUNE 20, 05:30PM

SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE

SWOEA Office

MON- WED JUNE 22-24

VIRTUAL OEA SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
OEA PRESIDENT SCOTT DIMAURO'S WEEKLY ADDRESS

This week’s video update includes reflections on reopening of schools and the tragic events of the past week in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis.  *Since I filmed this, Governor DeWine announced that he expects districts will be authorized to open on their own schedule and that state guidance regarding health restrictions is forthcoming. No formal announcement has been made yet.

 

Our next weekly Zoom Q&A session for local leaders is Wednesday, June 3 at noon.  Click here to register. Please note that if you’re unable to join us live, we will be posting recordings of the Zoom sessions on the OEA Local Presidents’ Facebook page. If you’re a local president and are not yet a member of the page, please click here to join. Also, save the date for an important all-member Telephone Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.  State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria will be joining us on the call.

 

On a positive note, I highlight the passage of HB 239, the Testing Reduction Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Gayle Manning and Erica Crawley, that overwhelmingly passed the Ohio House on a bipartisan basis last week. This major OEA priority now moves to the Ohio Senate, where your help is needed to get it passed.  Click here for more information and to take action.

 

Finally, as we start to see more evidence of state and local budget cuts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, please take action here to call on the U.S. Senate to act on fiscal relief for states and public schools and encourage all of your members to do

the same.

 

At a time when evidence of division and strife can

feel overwhelming, our unity and advocacy is more

important than ever.  Thank you for all you do.

 

In solidarity,

Scott DiMauro

President

Ohio Education Association

225 E. Broad Street, Box 2550

Columbus, OH  43216-2550

614-227-3177 (office); 614-596-0544 (mobile)

www.ohea.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED SWOEA OFFICERS AND ZONE REPRESENTATIVES

Michael Fortman, Lakota Education Association, is the newly elected SWOEA President. He has served

as former Treasurer and currently is the Vice President. 

 

Dr. Deborah L. Jackson is the newly elected Vice President.  She is  a Music Education Specialist at 

Sharonville Elementary School in the Princeton City SchoolDistrict. I have been a teacher for over

thirty years an a member of the Association in Ohio for 28 years.  She serves/has served a variety of

positions within PACE (Princeton Association of Classroom Educators), SWOEA, OEA, and NEA.

The Zone Representatives are:

Zone 2 Susan Mendralski, Northwest Association of Educators; 

Zone 4  Rebecca Hansen, Sycamore Education Association;
Zone 6 P Damian Dagenbach, Lakota Education Association; 

Zone 8 Kristin Jones, Bethel-Tate Teachers Association; and 
Zone 12 Troy Rees, Middletown Teachers Association.

All will begin their terms on July 15, 2020. SWOEA congratulates them and looks forward to their

continued leadership!

 

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SAVE THE DATES!

CALENDAR

Please note the calendar on the left is in transition due to the COVID pandemic!

SWOEA  AND OEA SUMMER OFFERINGS

There are two opportunities:  Restorative Practices and The 202o Summer Leadership Academy. The specifics are listed below. These have been changed to be virtual/online.

 

 

 

 
2020 OEA SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The OEA Summer Leadership Academy is designed to help members at all levels of the association realize and develop skills and talents as leaders of their

profession and their association while building relationships and organizing for power.  

To register and for scholarship information, click on the appropriate button.

 

Summer Leadership Academy Strands:

  • Local Presidents Training (invitation only)

  • Organizing

  • Professional Issues

  • Student Success and Supports

  • Leadership Development

  • Government Relations and Communication

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Christian Moore, MSW, LCW Author, The Resilience Breakthrough (@whytryprogram)

Resiliency is something we’re all born with: from the homeless person on the street to the Harvard business grad. Most of

us just haven’t learned how to tap into what’s already inside of us. In his presentation, Christian Moore draws on his work

as a learning disabled social worker from an inner-city neighborhood to help explain why some people are able to thrive

under any circumstances while others crumble from small challenges. He introduces audiences to four sources of resiliency

– street,relational, resources and rock bottom – and shows how anyone can “bounce back” by tapping into these sources.

  • Becky Pringle, Vice President, National Education Association (@NEAtoday)

Becky Pringle is vice president of the National Education Association, thenation’s largest labor union and professional

association for educators. A middle school science teacher with 31 years of classroom experience, Pringle has distinguished

herself as a thoughtful, passionate advocate for educators and students, focusing on issues of educator empowerment and

student success, diversity, and developing future leaders

 

For more information contact: Demetrice Davis, OEA Education Policy and Practice Consultant, at: davisdem@ohea.org, or (800) 282-1500.

 

 

 

 

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