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The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with EdReports, is providing professional learning to increase educators’ capacity to collaborate in the process of selecting and implementing High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) so that students will acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful through a standards-aligned instructional foundation. An ambassador group, comprised of teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders, will work to strengthen the Ohio Materials Matter initiative.

As part of Future Forward Ohio, the state's strategic priorities to help students recover from the impact of the pandemic, Ohio Materials Matter Ambassadorship is an opportunity for Ohio educators of all backgrounds, grade levels and content areas to:

  •  Increase awareness of why high-quality instructional materials matter for Ohio students and educators.
  •  Inform educators on smart adoption practices that are intentional.
  •  Celebrate and share how strong materials help teachers to inspire students to learn and grow.

Cohort 1

William Baylis II Reynoldsburg City Schools
Casaundra Bronner Columbus City Schools
Joyce Bukovac Cleveland Heights Schools
Cathy Burke Marion Local Schools
Allison Burkhart Zanesville City Schools
Kristin Compson Mt. Healthy City Schools 
Constance Conrad Mt. Healthy City Schools
Kourtney Groholy Green Local Schools
Erin Howe Bloom-Vernon Local Schools
Laura Inkrott Napolean Area Schools
Wendy M. Jones Columbus City Schools
Penny Kidd Maumee City Schools
Elizabeth Leebens Louisville City Schools
Megan Looney Tri-Rivers Career Center
Krissy Machamer State Support Team 16
Megan Mannion Akron Public Schools
Mallory Messenger Dublin City Schools
Deborah Nase Columbus City Schools
Carla Neely Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
Kristen Patton Crestwood Local Schools

Megan Postak Stow Munroe Falls City Schools
Julie Raffay Orange City Schools
Shannon Rantala Switzerland Of Ohio Local Schools
Destinee Rocca Plain Local Schools
Amanda Schaffer Hilliard City Schools
Joni Sexton Middletown City Schools
Emily Shreve Graham Local Schools
Leslie Silbernagel Science Education Council of Ohio
Gildy Smith Vinton County Local Schools
Maggie Sponseller Brookfield Local Schools
Milton Alan Turner St. Ignatius High School
Tiffany Tynes Curry Columbus City Schools
Jennifer Walls Akron Public Schools
Kiley Wilkins Dublin City Schools
Vicky Willet Licking Heights Local Schools
Kaylin Williams Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools
Liz Wolf  Cincinnati Public Schools


Cohort 2

Amber Bernal Columbus City Schools
Brad Brunswick Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools
Cameron Carter Worthington City Schools
Michelle Copeland Licking Heights Local Schools
Whitney Crabtree Oak Hill Union Local Schools
Lori Foltz-Rea Pickerington Local Schools
Emily Hemmelgarn Minster Local Schools
Lisa Holt-Taylor Milford Exempted Village Schools
Sara Ingram Crestwood Local Schools
Daphne Irby Columbus Diocese
Mandy Kanzigg Pickerington Local Schools
Amy Keister Lousiville City Schools
Allison Martzolf Lakewood City Schools
Erika Poston Kent City Schools
Rebekah Potter Oak Hill Union Local Schools
Todd Sautters Canal Winchester Local Schools
Valerie Steinhaus Cincinnati Public Schools
Kasie Stewart Aurora City Schools
Donata Wallace Swiizerland of Ohio Local Ohio Schools
Mary Webb Cincinnati Public Schools
Missi Zender-Sakach Summit ESC


Last Modified: 11/6/2023 10:01:59 AM