Thank you to Jeannette Lewis-Woodard who took on the dual role of President and Acting Executive Director for Ohio ASCD for the past year. She did a tremendous job and her hours of work are greatly appreciated.
Let me introduce myself as the new President of Ohio ASCD. My name is Beth Muskopf. I retired as Director of School Improvement and Curriculum from Clermont County Educational Service Center. During my career, I taught middle school and high school math, English language arts and reading in Ohio and Maryland. During my time at Miami University while I worked on my Ph.D., I had a teaching fellowship in the Department of Educational Leadership. I also had a stint teaching in the Education Department at Cincinnati Christian University. This varied experience allowed me to observe education in many settings.
I encourage you to check out our Board of Directors listed in the About section of the website. If you know any of us, feel free to have a conversation and let us know how we can help you in your educator role. Do you want to know the latest hot topics? Is the gifted ruling having an impact on you? Is your classroom experience becoming stale and you need some new ideas? Do you have a great topic for one of our conferences? We are here to promote great education and to encourage you in your roles.
Looking forward, Ohio ASCD is again collaborating with High Schools That Work in presenting the Ohio School Improvement Institute (OSII) on November 16-17, 2017, “Celebrating Educators: The Power of You”. Look for registration information on this website. If you are having great success in your secondary classroom, other educators would love to know about it. Send us a message and let us know you would be willing to be a presenter at this conference or one of our other conferences during the year.
During the upcoming school year I hope to visit classrooms in several areas of the state to observe the innovative and engaging lessons you have created. Let me know if you would like to be one of the sites I visit.
In the meantime, have a restful summer. Find some fun.
Beth Muskopf, Ph.D.
President Ohio ASCD