Ohio’s Whole Child Publications

Whole Child Podcast

The Ohio Department of Education partnered with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) to host a quarterly Whole Child Podcast. The national ASCD Connect Podcast will have a quarterly special episode featuring Ohio partners speaking on their approach to a whole child education. Each episode will focus on one of the tenets of Ohio’s Whole Child Framework.

  • Podcast: How One Ohio District is Centering Student Engagement
    Published Feb. 28, 2023
    When students are engaged in learning that is meaningful and relevant, they are more likely to enjoy school and experience success. In this episode, education leaders in Columbiana County discuss their efforts to coordinate school and community partnerships to better support student engagement. 

    Podcast Participants:

    • Melissa Galbreath, Coordinated Action for School Health Coalition Coordinator, Columbiana County ESC
    • Dr. Don Mook, Superintendent of Columbiana Exempted Village
    • Tricia Missos, Teacher, Columbiana High School
    • Samara Martin, Student at United Local High School, Coordinated Action for School Health Coalition member
  • Podcast: Setting the Groundwork for Healthy Schools
    Published Nov. 30, 2022
    Ohio education leaders delve into the Healthy tenet of the Ohio Whole Child Framework. The episode looks at how school systems can coordinate health resources and implement policies and practices that foster health and help students thrive and grow. 

    Podcast Participants:

    • Reem Aly, Executive Director of the Ohio School-Based Health Alliance
    • Lindy Douglas, the Special Programs Coordinator and Whole Child Coordinator for Alexander Local Schools
    • Joseph Spiccia, Superintendent of Wickliffe Schools
  • Podcast: Fostering Physical and Emotional Safety in Schools
    Published Oct. 1, 2022
    Ohio officials discuss ways schools can support the emotional and physical safety needs of students and staff, including the areas of emergency management planning, mental health and trauma-informed practice. The discussion highlights resources and programs available from the state and provides advice on best practices for improving overall school safety to help students learn and grow.

    Podcast Participants:

    • Bobbie Boyer, Deputy Director, Office of Prevention at Ohio
    • Emily Torok, Executive Director, Ohio School Safety Center
    • Jennifer Vargo, Director, Office of Whole Child Supports, Ohio Department of Education


Whole Child Newsletter

The Whole Child Newsletter features the tenets of Ohio’s Whole Child Framework, updates from the Whole Child Network, policy and funding updates and articles from around Ohio. To suggest contributions to the newsletter, please email whole child@education.Ohio.gov.


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