Saturday, December 9, 2017


Thank you for the work you do for students. Ohio's education stakeholder groups have come together to let you know that we are proud of you, and we are grateful for your passion and dedication to helping our students succeed.

As your professional organizations, we are uniting around an effort to lift up the great work you do, highlight it, and celebrate it by sharing positive stories from our public schools.

Whether you are a teacher, custodian, bus driver, food service worker, school nurse, classroom aide, school secretary, principal, superintendent, school board member, treasurer, business manager, or parent, the role you play is critical to student success. We are proud of the work you do for students and want to invite you to be part of our celebration of that pride.

Our statewide groups are gathering stories and information for our #PublicSchoolShoutout campaign. We invite you to use #PublicSchoolShoutout to post photos and videos to social media explaining the great work and cool things happening in your schools and classrooms every day. #PublicSchoolShoutout is a way for us all to showcase why we are proud of Ohio's public schools. Please join us by using the hashtag.
While our #PublicSchoolShoutout campaign will continue throughout the year, our efforts will culminate in a week of activities in schools and classrooms February 11-17. Mark your calendars - we'll ask you to join us by hosting a walk-in before school starts, invite members of your community in to see your school, or plan special classroom activities to celebrate and show why you are proud of your school with a #PublicSchoolShoutout. Use your own ideas or one of ours - we'll provide toolkits with easy-to-follow steps on how you can celebrate with us. Then post your photos and videos to social media with the hashtag #PublicSchoolShoutout so we can see how you're celebrating your pride in Ohio's public schools and like and retweet your posts.

The campaign goal? Simply to generate and expand positive and wonderful pride in our public schools.

You work hard. So do your students. You all deserve to be celebrated. Won't you join us?

The organizations uniting in the #PublicSchoolShoutout effort:
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators - Kirk Hamilton, Executive Director
  • Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators - Julie Davis, Executive Director
  • Ohio Association of Public School Employees - Joe Rugola, Executive Director
  • Ohio Association of School Business Officials - Jim Rowan, Executive Director
  • Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators - Ken Baker, Executive Director
  • Ohio Education Association - Becky Higgins, President
  • Ohio Federation of Teachers - Melissa Cropper, President
  • Ohio PTA - Susan Hans, President
  • Ohio School Boards Association - Rick Lewis, Executive Director
  • Ohio School Public Relations Association - Crystal Davis, President

Save the dates!
February 11-17, 2018

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Announcing the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge Statewide 2018 “Champions of Breakfast Awards”

Announcing the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge Statewide
2018 “Champions of Breakfast Awards”

It’s time to share your school breakfast best practice! Nominate your school for the “Champions of Breakfast Award.”  This award recognizes individual schools or districts that demonstrate collaborative efforts used to create, enhance or expand their School Breakfast Program.  
Nomination forms and a description of the award are available here.

Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2018 Email completed nomination forms to  

Awards will be announced during National School Breakfast Week, March 5-8, 2018.