OAPCS Charter School Leadership Series Event: Creating a Culture for Student Learning and Highly Effective Teachers

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An inspiring half-day of professional development and leadership training.

National education reform leader and author Kevin P. Chavous headlines the event with his presentation Building a Learning Culture in America. Through personal stories of his work as an educator, advocate and change agent, Chavous shares his vision of how to regain a positive learning culture and regain international leadership in education.

A motivating messenger for choice, Chavous helped shape the charter school movement in the nation’s capital and works to advance reform efforts throughout the U.S.

The program will also feature Ohio school leaders sharing their strategies for creating a culture of learning and engagement in their classrooms.

Hear Chavous speak on how charter schools and choice programs foster quality in education.

Closing Keynote

Jim Mahoney, Ph.D., executive director of Battelle for Kids, will provide the closing keynote on Creating Highly Effective Teachers

Jim Mahoney always says, “Children may represent 25 percent of our population, but they represent 100 percent of our future.” A long time educator, Mahoney has dedicated his life to bettering educational opportunities for all students, serving as a superintendent, principal, and teacher, as well as an adjunct professor at several Ohio universities. In 2001, he joined Battelle for Kids as the organization’s first executive director.

Under Mahoney’s leadership, Battelle for Kids has grown into a national not-for-profit that partners with school districts, state departments of education, business, and philanthropic organizations in nearly 30 states as well as the District of Columbia and Hong Kong to implement successful education-improvement strategies.

A well-known speaker, Mahoney has made presentations throughout the United States, Canada and China. He also co-authored the book, Data-Driven Decisions and School Leadership: Best Practices for School Improvement and has had several articles printed in state and national publications.

Mahoney has been recognized on numerous occasions for his leadership in education, including the Ohio University Voinovich School Leadership in Public Innovation Award; Ohio Friend of Education Award from the Ohio Federation of Teachers; the President’s Award from the Ohio School Boards Association, an award given annually to an individual who has greatly influence public education; the Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation; and the Educator of the Year Award from the Ohio Association of Local School Superintendents.

Watch Mahoney talk about discerning, developing and rewarding effective teachers

Charter School Panelists Will Discuss School Culture and Leadership

  • Cecilia Shanahan, KIPP Columbus
  • Lyman Millard, Intergenerational School
  • Richard Albeit, Arts and College Preparatory Academy
  • Dave Taylor, Dayton Early College Academy
  • John Dues, United Schools Network

Register today to:

  • Learn from leaders of high-performing programs
  • Network with other dynamic professionals serving charter schools
  • Hear from one of the country’s most significant thought leaders about education reform


The symposium is from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 10, 2016.
Discounted registration cost: $85 for OAPCS members and $170 for non-members (includes breakfast). Rates increase after June 7th.
The Conference Center at OCLC, Lakeside Room, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Contact Hours Available for the Symposium: 1.5



9:00—9:30 a.m. Registration Opens and Breakfast Begins
9:30—9:35 a.m. Welcome & Introduction – Jesse Truett
9:35—10:05 a.m. Kevin Chavous, Building a Learning Culture in America
10:10—11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:05—11:30 a.m. Jim Mahoney, Creating Highly Effective Teachers




For questions, please contact Jesse Truett at (614) 744-2266 ext. 212 or jtruett@oapcs.org.