WED JUNE 03, 12:00PM
OEA VIRTUAL MEETING FOR LOCAL LEADERS
FRI JUNE 05
SAT JUNE 06
OEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
WED JUNE 10, 07:00PM
OEA MEMBER VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING
SAT JUNE 20, 05:30PM
SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE
MON- WED JUNE 22-24
VIRTUAL OEA SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
NEWS & 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
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.
Ohio Education Association
225 E. Broad Street, Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216-2550
614-227-3177 (office); 614-596-0544 (mobile)
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
SAVE THE DATES!
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)
Student Success and Supports
Government Relations and Communication
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: email@example.com, or (800) 282-1500.