• Dominican Scholars


    Past Programs

    • Volunteer at the Charles School
    • Volunteer at the YWCA
    Field Experience
    • Marburn Academy
    • St. Rose of Lima, New Lexington Ohio
    • Ohio School for the Blind - Reach and Teach Program
    • Rural Urban Collaborative (RUC)
      • RUC Institute at OU-Lancaster, OU-Zanesville, Columbus Global Academy, and ODU
      • RUC Field placements 
        • 2012 Millcreek School District, Corning Ohio
        • 2011 Logan Hocking School District, Bern Union School District, Amanda Cleer Creek Middle School
        • 2010 Millcreek School Distirct, Corning Ohio
    Community Resource Mapping
    • OCALI - Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
    • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    • OHS - Ohio Historical Society www.ohiohistory.org  
    • COSI Columbus (Center of Science and Industry) www.cosi.org  
    Community Building Programs
    • Game Nights
    • Movie Nights
    • Bowling
    • Welcome Cookout
    • Education Faculty Bingo
    Dinner Speaker Series 2012-2013

    Ivery Toussant, LeGO EducatioN

    Carole Morbitzer, Presidential Award Winning Teacher of the Year

    Columbus City School Math Coaches - Implementing the New CORE Standards

    21st Century Technology in the ClassroomDwight CarterPrincipal, Gahanna Lincoln High School
    Art Education ODU Alumni - Being a Creative Teacher on  Budget
    Meegan Moore (Columbus Public) and Sarah Zwick (Olentangy)

    Dinner Speaker Series 2011-2012

    Faculty Panel - You Might Be a Teacher If...
    Dr. Bonnie Beach, Dr. Lisa Douglass, Dr. Matthew Conley, Dr. Michele Regella

    Spooky Tales - Storytelling in the classroom 
    Bobby Norfolk, Emmy Award winning storyteller

    Sally Oldham
    Vice President, Ohio Education Association

    Sally Oldham, was an elementary teacher in Columbus for more than 30 years. She has taught grades 1-5 and also served as a PAR Consulting Teacher. She has been very active in the Association serving as a Faculty Representative, committee member/chair, member of the Reform Panel, and for many years as a member of the Board of Governors.

    Kelly Sagan
    Principal, Bishop Fenwick School, Zanesville Ohio

    Kurt Huffman/COSI Education Opportunies for School and Community
    Director of Community and School Partnerships, COSI

    Kurt Huffman is currently the Director of Community and School Partnerships at COSI. In this role Huffman oversee three major teams at COSI: COSI on Wheels, Student/Teacher Programs and Interactive Educational Videoconferencing. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in the Division of Education – Master’s Cohort at Ohio Dominican University. Before coming to COSI, Huffman was a public school teacher in grades K-6 for 16 years and then a technology curriculum coordinator, principal, and school consultant/coach. He also created and organized an education fund for scholarships and grants for schools in Franklin County.

    COSI Educational Opportunities for School and Community.
    This opportunity will communicate to participants the various opportunities that COSI offers to school staff and community organizations. From live interactive knee surgeries to the designing and then trying out your own trebuchet to staff professional development about science inquiry, COSI strives to offer the educational community a variety of opportunities to strengthen knowledge and success of students and staff members. With experience in both the education worlds of COSI and in public education, we will also discuss the commonalities and the differences that are found in the philosophy and direction of both education areas.

    Young Alumni Teacher Panel 
    Rachel Gabel, Ashlee Wagner, Christina Amweg

    Dinner Speaker Series 2010-2011

    Bonnie Beach, Ph.D
    Dean, Division of Education Ohio Dominican University

    Bonnie Wilcoxen Beach, Professor of Education, has served as Dean of Education for Ohio Dominican since July 2005. Prior to joining Ohio Dominican, Dr. Beach served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Student Services in Ohio University's College of Education. She also served as a faculty member at Ohio University for 15 years, teaching mathematics education and curriculum change courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Beach has 16 years of P-12 experience, serving as the supervisor of Mathematics K-12 for the Wood County School System (WV) and as a mathematics and science teacher in public schools in Ohio. For more information about Dr. Beach please view her full biography

    Louis Staffilino
    Associate Superintendent, Center for the Teaching Profession

    With more than 30 years of experience as an Ohio educator, beginning as an elementary school teacher with the South- Western City School District in Grove City and the Indian Creek Schools in Jefferson County, Lou Staffilino brings practical experience and a passion for supporting educators to the state level. As associate superintendent in the Center for the Teaching Profession at the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) since 2006, Lou oversees the operation of the offices of educator licensure, professional conduct, educator preparation, educator quality and educator equity. Staffilino is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and holds a master’s degree from The Ohio State University,where he also completed post-master’s study. He has served as an adjunct professor of education at both Ohio Dominican and Ohio Universities. Staffilino was the recipient of a John Paul Getty Education Leadership Award and also received a Distinguished Educator Alumni Award from Ohio Dominican University. 

    Douglas Lowery
    Principal Hilliard Memorial Middle School

    In 2008, his school received Ohio’s highest rating of schools: Excellent with Distinction. Doug was the 2004 MetLife/National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP) National Middle Level Principal of the Year and has served on NASSP’s Board of Directors. Also awarded in 2003 as the Ohio Middle Level Principal of the Year. Sponsored by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and MetLife.

    Lucia D. McQuaide

    Superintendent of Schools and Episcopal Moderator for Education Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Columbus

    Rich Rosen
    Battelle’s Vice President for Education and Philanthropy

    Rich Rosen is currently Vice President of Education and Philanthropy and is the lead for corporate signature education initiatives at Battelle. Operating as a charitable trust in the state of Ohio for almost 80 years, Battelle has continuously placed education support as a high priority. Rich serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network – to provide grants and services statewide to accelerate the progress of science, technology, engineering, and math education at the K-12 level.

    Lisa Schweitzer Courtice, Ph.D.
    Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management The Columbus Foundation

    Dr. Courtice was appointed vice president for community research and grants management in August 2003. Her responsibilities are to oversee the development and implementation of grant policies, program priorities, and areas of strategic grant-making. Under her leadership, the community grants management team plays a unique role in convening community discussions around areas of need, and participates in community initiatives and partnerships to address these needs.