March 21, 2008
Superintendent to speak on Ohio education
The Government Agencies Committee is pleased to announce that Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, Susan Tave Zelman, will speak at their next meeting, Wednesday, April 2.
Ohio Superintendent since 1999, Dr. Zelman believes that all children can learn and achieve in an educational system with high expectations and multiple pathways to succeed. She inspired the creation of the State Board of Education’s Closing Achievement Gaps Task Force, and also served on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education and the Economy.
Dr. Zelman received the National Science Research Opportunity Award for Women through Columbia Teachers College, and in March, 2003, Gannett newspapers named her one of the ten most powerful and influential women in Ohio state government. Before coming to Ohio, she was Deputy Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
After her presentation, “A World-Class Education System in Ohio,” Dr. Zelman will open up the floor for a Q & A session.