OSBA Black Caucus events
Below are OSBA Black Caucus events taking place during the Capital Conference. Click here to find out more about the caucus.
OSBA Black Caucus Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 7 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.; B 130-132. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $85
Open to all attendees, but registration is required. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase for $90 at the door.
Theodore Ginn Sr. — Successful strategies for academic achievement and community impact in urban districts
Theodore Ginn Sr. is the founder and executive director of Cleveland Municipal’s Ginn Academy, established in fall 2007. The academy, which has an average graduation rate of 95%, is the first, all-male, public high school in the city of Cleveland and state of Ohio. The Ginn Academy, now in its 14th year, is guided by scholarship, leadership and service. Ginn also is the head football coach and boys’ track coach for Glenville High School and has produced NFL players such as Cardale Jones, Frank Clark, Donte Whitner and his own son, Ted Ginn Jr. A firm believer in helping students and adults reach their full potential in life, Ginn uses athletics to help students attain these goals. He will tell anyone that his program is neither about track nor football. “It’s about saving lives and saving souls,” he says. “Football and track are just the vehicles we use to ride in.” He strives daily to make a difference in the lives of young people and to cultivate leaders and citizens who reach back and give back to their community. Sponsored by Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.
Diverse boards providing academic access to all students
State Board of Education Vice President Charlotte McGuire considers herself a committed voice for the success of Ohio’s children. Her parents always told her that “education is the key to your success.” McGuire, the first college graduate in her family, was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2016 and elected in 2018. With more than 40 years of government and nonprofit leadership experience, McGuire has worked with others to enrich the lives of the homeless, the elderly, youth and families. She has received many community service and leadership awards for her work. With support from local foundations, she and her husband, Arthur McGuire Sr., launched the Excel Afterschool Program that engages parents to help elementary school students improve school achievement and attendance. Together, they also founded and lead Joshua Christian Ministries, a nondenominational church.
Speaker: Charlotte McGuire
The OSBA Black Caucus is hosting the learning session:Best equity practices for Ohio’s diverse districts
Monday, Nov. 8 • 11 a.m.–noon; B 131
Columbus City, North College Hill City, Norwood City and Great Oaks Career Campuses share effective practices for student success in diverse districts. Get strategies that can be implemented in your district immediately. This session is hosted by the OSBA Black Caucus.
Speakers: Dr. Talisa L. Dixon, superintendent, Columbus City; Eugene Blalock Jr., superintendent, North College Hill City; Mary Ronan, superintendent, Norwood City; and Harry Snyder, superintendent, Great Oaks Career Campuses