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Standing Committees

Dissemination Committee

The Dissemination Committee advises the Compact on activities related to communicating the purpose and priorities of the Compact, identifying strategies for wider engagement in Compact activities in collaboration with partner groups, and planning for the annual statewide conference.

Chair

Jim Gay, PhD

Consultant, Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC)
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)

Carrie D. Wysocki, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education
University of Findlay

Cynthia Dewey, PhD

Director, Office for School and District Improvement
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

David B. Leitch, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Special Education, School of Education
Cedarville University

Earl Focht, MA

Education Program Specialist
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

James W. Chapple, EdD

Associate Professor, Division of Professional Education
Notre Dame College

Karel Oxley, MA

Consultant, Ohio Leadership Advisory Committee (OLAC)
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)

Kristall J. Day, PhD, BCBA

Associate Professor of Education & Director of Assessment Education
Ohio Dominican University

Laura Saylor, PhD

Dean, School of Education
Mount St. Joseph University

Lisa Vernon-Dotson, PhD

Dean, Schar College of Education
Ashland University

Mark Seals, PhD

Professor
Bowling Green State University

Mary Heather Munger, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Ed.
University of Findlay

Mary Lou DiPillo, PhD

Associate Dean, Beeghly College of Education (retired)
Youngstown State University

Melissa Weber-Mayrer, PhD

Chief of Literacy, Literacy Achievement and Reading Success
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Mike Trego

Director, Ohio Leadership Advisory Committee (OLAC)
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)

Terri Purcell, PhD

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Literacy Education
Cleveland State University

Impact Evaluation Committee

The IE Committee advises the Compact on activities related to the study of selected aspects of the Compact’s work (e.g., use of inclusive instructional high-leverage practices) as well as efforts to gauge the effectiveness of the Compact in carrying out priority tasks (e.g., implementation of the Compact incentive grant program).

Chair

Barb Hansen, PhD

Endowed Chair, Dave Longaberger Professor of T&L; Director, Grad. Prog. in Education
Muskingum University

Aimee Howley, EdD

Professor Emerita, Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Ed
Ohio University

Amy Farley, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Cincinnati

Elena Andrei, EdD

Associate Professor and TESOL and DREAM Program Coordinator
Cleveland State University

Jane Bogan, PhD

Associate Professor, Field Director, and Director of Teacher Education
Wilmington College

Jill Grubb

Associate Director
Office of Educator Workforce
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Kathleen Winterman, EdD

Associate Professor and Director, School of Education
Xavier University

Paul Madden, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Education, College of Professional Studies
Shawnee State University

Rebecca Hornberger, PhD

Executive Director, OAESA
Ohio Assoc. of Elementary School Administrators

Sherrill Sellers, PhD

Professor and Assoc. Dean, College of Education, Health & Society
Miami University

Susan Kushner Benson, PhD

Associate Professor, LJFF School of Education
University of Akron

Tanya Judd, PhD

Chair, Education Department
Marietta College

Wendy Grove, PhD

Deputy Director
Research, Evaluation, and Impact
Ohio Department of Children and Youth

Incentive Grantee Community of Practice

The CoP supports representatives from institutions of higher education and their partners (e.g., P12) who are implementing or have implemented Compact-funded incentive grants. Participation in the CoP provides for collective inquiry into common problems of practice related to incentive grant priorities, the identification of strategies for addressing those problems (e.g., bridging the preparation to practice continuum), and shared learning.

Facilitator

Jennifer Ottley, PhD

Research Director
UC SDI Center
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Co-Facilitator

Amy Szymanski

Secondary Transition and Workforce Development Consultant, Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)
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Co-Facilitator

Charles Kemp

Program Coordinator, Intervention Specialist Licensure Program
Shawnee State University
Co-Facilitator

David Brobeck, PhD

Research Associate
UC SDI Center
Co-Facilitator

Dottie Erb, PhD

Professor and Dean/Director Emerita, Education Department
Marietta College
Jesse Conway
Co-Facilitator

Jesse Conway

Education Consultant
UC SDI Center
Co-Facilitator

Marcquis Parham, MEd

Assistant Director of Career and Leadership Development
Ohio University
Co-Facilitator

Mary M. Murray, EdD

Professor and Associate Dean Emerita, College of Education and Human Development
Bowling Green State University
Co-Facilitator

Nicole Luthy, PhD

Chief of Staff & Director of Strategic Operations, Office of the Dean, College of Ed and Human Ecology
Ohio State University
Sam Giammarco
Co-Facilitator

Sam Giammarco

Research Associate
UC SDI Center
Co-Facilitator

Sarah Smith

Research Associate
UC SDI Center
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Cametreus Clardy

Liaison, CEEDAR Center
University of Florida

Everrett Smith, PhD

Associate Professor, Higher Education
University of Cincinnati

Jessica Horowitz-Moore, JD

Senior Executive Director, Center for Student Supports
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Linda Blanton, EdD

Liaison, CEEDAR Center
University of Florida

Legacy & Leadership Fellows (LLF) Affinity Group

The LLF is designed to expand diversity of perspectives, build greater community and connectedness for members and leaders – particularly those from culturally, ethnically, and racially minoritized groups – and inform the Compact’s work to incentivize the development of inclusive educator preparation programs, diversify the educator workforce, address personnel shortages in key areas, and disseminate relevant information that improves Ohio’s education system.

Facilitator

Tachelle I. Banks, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation & Initiatives
Cleveland State University

Low Incidence Committee

The LI Committee advises the Compact on activities related to the identification of strategies for addressing state-identified personnel shortages in critical areas. The LI Committee provides guidance on the Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities Collaborative, a group formed from the LI Committee, that serves as a forum for institutions of higher education participating in multi-IHE preparation programs leading to licensure in the areas of blindness/visual impairment, deafness/hearing impairment, and deafblindness.

Chair

Sally Brannan, EdD

Coordinator of Academic Success, Office of the Asst. Provost & Office of Academic Services
Wittenberg University

Chris Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

Director of School Improvement, Innovation, and Wellness (Superintendent’s Office)
Ohio Deaf and Blind Education Services

Christine Croyle, EdD

Program Director, The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness
OCALI

Deborah Telfer, PhD

Executive Director
UC SDI Center and Compact

Doug Sturgeon, EdD

Associate Professor and Faculty Lead, D/HoH Consortium
Shawnee State University

Jodi Dowell, TVI

Research Associate
UC SDI Center

Joe Petrarca, MA/CCC-SLP

Associate Director, Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Karen Koehler, PhD

Associate Professor and Faculty Lead, TVI Consortium
Shawnee State University

Kelli Smith, MBA

LISD Lead Officer
Shawnee State University

Kim Christensen, MA

Teaching Professor, Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Program Coord.
Bowling Green State University

Lou Maynus, EdD, EdS

Superintendent
Ohio Deaf and Blind Education Services

Michele Moore, MEd

Director, State Support Team Region 5
ESC of Eastern Ohio (ESCEO)

Peter Paul, PhD

Professor Department of Educational Studies
OSU A354 Physical Activity & Ed Serv Bldg.

Shawna Benson, MA

Program Director, Center for Teaching Diverse Learners
OCALI

Sheila Smith, PhD

Senior Director, Research, Quality Assurance, and Program Impact
OCALI

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee advises the Compact on issues of statewide importance (e.g., teacher shortages, devaluing of the teaching profession), and it proposes potential strategies and actions the Compact might take in supporting state efforts to address identified issues.

Co-chair

Jessica Grubaugh, EdD

Associate Dean, Jetter School of Professional Studies
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Co-chair

Joe Friess, EdD

Principal (Secondary)
Wauseon Middle School Wauseon EV Schools

April Washington, MEd

Director of Professional Issues
Ohio Federation of Teachers

Cassandra Johnson, PhD

Superintendent
Bedford City School District

Curtis Hewitt

Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education

Daria DeNoia, MS, NBCT

Education Reform Consultant
Ohio Education Association

Dawn Shinew, PhD

Dean and Professor, College of Education & Human Development
Bowling Green State University

Dottie Erb, PhD

Professor and Dean/Director Emerita, Education Department
Marietta College

Felecia Evans

Director of School Leadership & President, OAESA
Shaker Heights City Schools
Jim Wightman, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness

Jim Wightman, PhD

Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education

Jo Hannah Ward, MEd,
LPCC-S

Director, Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Kathy Demers

Director, Member Development
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)

Krista Maxson, PhD

Associate Vice-Chancellor, P16
Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

Mary M. Murray, EdD

Professor and Associate Dean Emerita, College of Education and Human Development
Bowling Green State University

Tachelle I. Banks, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation & Initiatives
Cleveland State University

Thomas J. Lasley, II, PhD

Professor and Dean Emeritus, UD, School of Education and Health Sciences; and Director, Policy and Advocacy, Montgomery Co. ESC
University of Dayton

Thomas McGee

Director, Office of Field Services and Pupil Transportation
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Yenetta Harper, MA

Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education

Toward a Representative Educator Workforce (TREW)

The TREW Committee advises the Compact on activities designed to support Ohio’s efforts to make the educator workforce more representative of the children it serves. TREW members include representatives from higher education, P12, professional associations, state education agencies, and other partner groups

Facilitator

Tachelle I. Banks, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation & Initiatives
Cleveland State University
Eric Duncan, JD
Facilitator

Eric Duncan, JD

P-12 Policy Director
The Education Trust
Aaron Bouie, III

Aaron Bouie, III

Chief Academic Officer
Youngstown City School District

Aimee Howley, EdD

Professor Emerita, Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Ed
Ohio University

April Washington, MEd

Director of Professional Issues
Ohio Federation of Teachers

Cassandra Johnson, PhD

Superintendent
Bedford City School District
Crystal Hawthorne

Crystal Hawthorne

Director of Talent Acquisition, Professional Learning, and Development
Youngstown City School District

Curtis Hewitt

Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education

Daria DeNoia, MS, NBCT

Education Reform Consultant
Ohio Education Association

Deborah Telfer, PhD

Executive Director
UC SDI Center and Compact

Dottie Erb, PhD

Professor and Dean/Director Emerita, Education Department
Marietta College
Erica Glover, PhD

Erica Glover, PhD

Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator
Akron Public Schools

Everrett Smith, PhD

Associate Professor, Higher Education
University of Cincinnati
Dr. Henry Pettiegrew

Henry Pettiegrew, II, PhD

CEO & Superintendent
East Cleveland City Schools

Jennifer Ottley, PhD

Research Director
UC SDI Center

Jill Grubb

Associate Director
Office of Educator Workforce
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Jim Gay, PhD

Consultant, Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC)
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)
Jim Wightman, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness

Jim Wightman, PhD

Associate Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education

Jo Hannah Ward, MEd,
LPCC-S

Director, Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)

Karel Oxley, MA

Consultant, Ohio Leadership Advisory Committee (OLAC)
Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)

Kathleen Winterman, EdD

Associate Professor and Director, School of Education
Xavier University

Krista Maxson, PhD

Associate Vice-Chancellor, P16
Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

Kristall J. Day, PhD, BCBA

Associate Professor of Education & Director of Assessment Education
Ohio Dominican University

Linda Blanton, EdD

Liaison, CEEDAR Center
University of Florida

Marcquis Parham, MEd

Assistant Director of Career and Leadership Development
Ohio University

Mark Seals, PhD

Professor
Bowling Green State University

Mary Lou DiPillo, PhD

Associate Dean, Beeghly College of Education (retired)
Youngstown State University

Mary M. Murray, EdD

Professor and Associate Dean Emerita, College of Education and Human Development
Bowling Green State University

Nicole Luthy, PhD

Chief of Staff & Director of Strategic Operations, Office of the Dean, College of Ed and Human Ecology
Ohio State University
Reva Cosby, PhD

Reva Cosby, PhD

Superintendent
Trotwood-Madison City Schools

Sherrill Sellers, PhD

Professor and Assoc. Dean, College of Education, Health & Society
Miami University

Thomas J. Lasley, II, PhD

Professor and Dean Emeritus, UD, School of Education and Health Sciences; and Director, Policy and Advocacy, Montgomery Co. ESC
University of Dayton

Thomas McGee

Director, Office of Field Services and Pupil Transportation
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW)
Wendy Adams, MBA, MHRM

Wendy Adams, MBA, MHRM

Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement
Ohio University

Yenetta Harper, MA

Director, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
State Board of Education