Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLI4)

 The Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLI4) will be developed in collaboration with Ohio school districts that agree to serve as partners in the design and use of targeted professional development (PD) including coaching to foster shared leadership for the full implementation of inclusive instructional practices that improve results for all children, including those who have disabilities and other learning difficulties.

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council


The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council is a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Department of Education. Our goal is to provide educators - no matter their role - with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level.

OLAC is an advisory and study group comprised of representatives of key professional associations, business and school board representatives, practitioners in leadership roles, higher education representatives, and state department of education personnel. These distinguished leaders from across the state came together to identify what it means to be a leader and what knowledge and skills it takes to successfully lead.

OLAC's mission is to provide educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop and support effective leadership at every level. The centerpiece of OLAC's work is the Ohio Leadership Development Framework. This framework promotes the use of collaborative structures - district leadership teams (DLTs), building leadership teams (BLTs), and teacher-based teams (TBTs) - to lead schools and share the responsibility for improving student achievement.

Voices in Leadership

Elise Frattura: Dr. Frattura works extensively with urban, rural, and suburban school districts across the country as well as internationally to assist in the movement from reactionary systems of segregation to a proactive Integrated Comprehensive Systems of support through presentations, evaluations, and consultation.
Michael Fullan: Michael Fullan, is a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.
John Hattie: Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning.
Robert Marzano: Dr. Robert Marzano, leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school interventions. 
Rick Wormeli: "One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals." 
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