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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Superintendent of Schools and Episcopal Moderator for Education Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Columbus
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.
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.
Dominican Scholars Program
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