2022-2023 Session of the Alpaugh Scholars Program

Details and registration

In this program – modeled after the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s “Leadership Cincinnati” – Alpaugh Scholars will interact with local business leaders in seminars and on-site experiences to better understand issues facing the schools and communities.
Over 500 local education leaders have completed this program!
What’s in it for you and your school and district?
    • Engage in creative dialogue with community leaders and fellow educators.
    • Develop a better focus on how community issues impact schools and communities.
    • Identify ways you can take what you have learned back to your students and colleagues.
    • Discover new community resources.
Selected participants will attend (4) monthly sessions from October through January.
The Alpaugh Leadership Program is made possible through the generous support of the Alpaugh Family Foundation. 



Session 1 


Cincinnati History and Economy – Queen City Bus Tour 
Thursday, October 27, 2022 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
This session is one of the highlights of our program.  Join us for an incredible historical, economical, and educational bus tour with the local historian extraordinaire, Mr. Dan Hurley.   Mr. Hurley is a terrific presenter and has a deep understanding of our region and its political, economic, and business dynamics. You have likely seen Dan in the community through his previous roles as a reporter and host on Local 12 WKRC-TV and WVXU-FM, as the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Assistant Vice President for History and Research, Interim President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Director of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati program, and as the founder of Applied History Associates. Hurley is also the author of Cincinnati: The Queen City.   


Session 2 


Community Issues: Social Services in our Schools  
Thursday, November 17, 2022 
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Zoom Meeting. Meeting link will be emailed.  
This session focuses on the intersection of the work you do in schools and districts and the work of local social service agencies. Sarah Buffie is the Founding Director of Soulbird Consulting and a Trauma Responsive Care Trainer. Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma. Sarah has worked in community organizing for over a decade. Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body, and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work: caregivers and direct providers.  She has Masters in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University with a focus in trauma, positive psychology, and mindfulness. 


Session 3 


Financial Education: Ohio’s Financial Education Mandate  
Thursday, December 8, 2022 
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Zoom Meeting. Meeting link will be emailed.  
This session focuses on the new Ohio mandate that all high school students in the state must take a half-credit, standalone personal finance course before they graduate. Ohio is now the 10th state in the U.S. that requires personal finance education at the high school level. Brian Page, senior director of partnerships and advocacy at Next Gen Personal Finance who was previously a teacher at Reading High School in Reading, Ohio will explain the new requirement. Brian will explain the certification process for teachers. The session will also include financial education for K-8 educators to introduce into their classrooms. 


Session 4 


United Way – Poverty in our Community 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Zoom Meeting. Meeting link will be emailed.  
The United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. This session will focus on poverty and the effects on our community. This year, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati has named Moira Weir, a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive service to the community, as the organization’s President and CEO. Moira, who started as a frontline Children’s Services worker at Job and Family Services 29 years ago, rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the organization for the past 14 years.  As director of the agency, she is responsible for a multitude of programs, including food, cash and medical assistance, publicly funded childcare, child and adult protection, child support and employment assistance.  Job and Family Services has more than 900 employees and a $2.1 billion-dollar annual budget. 


 To Apply for the Alpaugh Scholars Program, please fill out the form below:

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