2020-2021 Alpaugh Scholars Program Registration Page

The Alpaugh Scholars Leadership Program provides a unique opportunity for Greater Cincinnati education administrators to interact with community leaders from throughout the region. We are now recruiting candidates for our 2020/2021 class.

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. Check out our Alpaugh Alumni page for leaders in your district.

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 *virtual* sessions from November through February. For details of each session, scroll through this page. 

 The Alpaugh Scholars Leadership Program is made possible through the generous support of the Alpaugh Family Foundation.

To apply, please fill out the form below.

For more information about the Alpaugh Scholars Leadership Program, please contact Sue Heilmayer at 513.556.2952 or email at susan.heilmayer@uc.edu.

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SCHEDULE OF ALPAUGH SCHOLARS’ EVENTS (All are Virtual Events)

Session 1

Introduction & Social Justice

Thursday, November 19, 2020

3:30 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting. Meeting link will be emailed.

A terrific session to kick off our program. After introductions, we will be focused on getting oriented to the program, meeting one another, and starting the discussion around social justice. Ayo Magwood, of Uprooting Inequity, will keep the discussion very practical, discussing on-the-ground issues and how they relate to what you do in your professional lives. Magwood’s passion for anti-racist, civics, and social justice education and her lifelong quest to help people understand the perspectives of others are informed by her personal identity and experiences as a cultural “border crosser.” She has a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a M.Sc. in Applied Economics from Cornell University. 

Session 2

Cincinnati History and Economy – Queen City Virtual Bus Tour

Thursday, December 17, 2020

3:30 pm. – 5:00 p.m. 

Zoom Meeting. Meeting link will be emailed.

This session is one of the highlights of our program.  Join us for an incredible historical, economical, and educational virtual bus tour with 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 3

Community Issues: Social Services in our Schools

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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 a Masters in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University with a focus in trauma, positive psychology, and mindfulness.

Session 4

United Way – Poverty in our Community

Tuesday, February 18, 2021

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. Weir, who started as a frontline Children’s Services worker at Job and Family Services 27 years ago, rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the organization for the past 12 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.