Each year the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), honors a current outstanding special education leader from nominations submitted by school districts, higher education institutions, educational organizations, individuals and groups from across Ohio. This award is named in memory of Dr. Kathe Shelby who served as OEC’s Director from 2008-2011. Kathe’s selfless ability to serve all of Ohio’s children with grace, passion, perseverance and courage was second to none. She led by example and had the courage to do the right thing even when it was not popular. She saw each problem as a challenge, each appropriate solution as a goal accomplished and celebrated victories with passion and humor along the way. As a leader, she was a true advocate for all children with disabilities.
Nominations for the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award will close at 5pm next Thursday, June 30, 2016. The nomination package outlines the criteria and the process for nominations and submission. The external selection committee looks forward to receiving a rich pool of deserving nominees again this year.
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