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OHSPRA 2017 Spring Conference

Thank you to all who attended our OHSPRA 2017 Spring Conference and a special thank you to our presenters and sponsors. Congrats to the winners of this year's OHSPRA awards.

Presentations from the conference are available to members.

Featured speakers were:

Tom Speaks, The Impact Group Benjamin Johnson, The Ohio State University Maria Vaughn, Account Executive, Siteimprove Ben Kirksey, Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services Patti Koslo, Strategic Communications Director, eSchoolView Carole Dorn-Bell, Allerton-Hill Consulting, LLP Aaron Roberts, Innovative Learning Coach, Mason City Schools Patrick Gallaway, Director of Communications, New Albany-Plain Local Schools Tracey Carson, Public Information Officer, Mason City Schools Crystal Davis, Deputy Director of Communications Services, Ohio School Boards Association Joyce Whitby, National V.P. of Sales, West Corporation Mike Kessler, Founder and COO, MyVRSpot Kristin Dages, Media Coordinator, Hudson City Schools Mary Beddell, Public Relations Director, Plain Local Schools Doug Baker, Public Information Officer, Dublin City Schools
Kimberly Ratcliff, Senior Communications Director, Battelle for Kids Megan Shock, Communications Specialist, Battelle for Kids Jeffrey Stec, JD, Executive Director, Citizens for Civic Renewal and Publisher and Editor, Community Voices Cincy

Kim Norris, Executive Director of Communications and Outreach, Ohio Department of Education Eric Wittig, Center for P-20 Safety and Security, Ohio Department of Education

Connecting with Alumni
Recognizing the valuable role alumni can play in amplifying your school PR message, Sheryl Sheatzley with Hudson City Schools, will be set up at the conference to share how her district developed and maintains a successful alumni relations program that connects alumni to students as mentors and develops opportunities for alumni to financially contribute to district "passion" projects and/or the Hudson City Schools Foundation.

OHSPRA/OSBA Joint Fall Workshop —
A Tremendous Success! 

63 people attended the "Handling transgender, race and bullying issues in schools" workshop at
the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) in Columbus on Oct. 20, 2016. The workshop is jointly offered by OHSPRA in partnership with OSBA. That's the biggest crowd for a joint OHSPRA/OSBA workshop in many years!

The full-day, interactive workshop was designed to help school communications officers and administrators recognize and act upon instances of discrimination and harassment and handle public reaction to a district's response to these issues.

Packed room at the workshop

Featured speakers were: 

1.) Sara C. Clark
director of legal services, OSBA

2.) Hudson City's Hudson High School’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) students and advisors, along with Superintendent Phil Herman and Assistant Principal Maureen Schreiner

3.) Erika Daggett
communications coordinator, Forest Hills School District; past president, OHSPRA

4.) Patrick Gallaway
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irector of communications, New Albany-Plain Local Schools; president-elect, OHSPRA

Thank you to our fantastic speakers and to those who attended the workshop!

Sara Clark speaks to a captive audience

Two Hudson City students discuss transgender issues



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