In 2018, a transition team was formed to begin turning the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network into a community-based grass roots movement. This transition is being supported by citizens who have spent a significant portion of their careers either studying or leading public engagement initiatives in Ohio. 

Transition Team Members

Corky O'Callaghan
Corky O’Callaghan – Author, public engagement consultant and co-founder of the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network



Kathleen Knight Abowitz – A public school advocate  and Board of Education member of the Talawanda School District and professor of educational leadership at Miami University


Steve Thompson – A public school advocate and retired professor from Miami University


Sarah Stitzlein – Professor of Education and Affiliate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati


Scott Karlo – Community leader in the Woodridge Local School District


Jeanne Melvin – A retired public school teacher and president of Public Education Partners


Charlie Irish – A retired superintendent of the Medina City Schools and educational partner of The Kettering Foundation


Susie Kaeser – Founder of the Heights Coalition for Public Education and public school advocate for the League of Women Voters Ohio