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Message from ODE

Visionary, bold shared leadership is the one and only cornerstone for keeping our schools a place to prepare students for a globally-based and fast-changing work world. The future of our country as a world leader depends on the P-16 education that our young people are accessing today. Research-based leadership development is a non-negotiable component for school leaders. Engaging school leaders in this critical work is our challenge as a profession. OLAC offers a framework and tools to move shared leadership development forward in a systematic way, resulting in high levels of achievement for all students.

Jo Hannah Ward, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce