The Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Education and Child Care will be the seventh in a series of events on “Cities and Regions in the Post-Coronavirus Era,” initiating community conversations on what lessons we can learn from this crisis to create a more resilient and sustainable world.
How much has K-12 education been (or will be) impacted by COVID-19 and what will the implications of this impact mean going forward for communities? How has child care been impacted by COVID-19? How have parents been impacted by caring for and educating children at home while still working themselves?
Moderated by Harvey Miller
Tune into the webinar to hear perspectives of our panelists!
Our panelists include:
- Dr. Talisa Dixon – Superintendent of Columbus City Schools
Dr. Talisa Dixon is in her second year as the Superintendent/CEO of
Columbus City Schools. She began her tenure in March 2019 after five
years leading the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School
District in Northeast Ohio.
Dr. Dixon previously spent nine years as an administrator in Columbus City Schools from 2001-10. She served six years combined as the principal at Brookhaven High School and at Columbus Alternative High School.
She began her career in public education first as a social studies teacher and then as an assistant principal in Akron Public Schools. She was the Deputy Superintendent for the Saginaw Public School District in Michigan before accepting the superintendent post in Cleveland Heights-University Heights in 2014.
A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. Dixon received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Mississippi Valley State University. She earned three masters of arts degrees (Sociology, Educational Administration, and Secondary Education) and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Akron.
- Jamie Davies O’Leary, MPA - Associate Director of Policy for the Crane Center and Schoenbaum Family Center at OSU
- Jamie is the Associate Director of Policy for the Crane Center and Schoenbaum Family Center. In this role, she translates early childhood research for policy leaders and manages relationships with elected officials and other decision makers and advocates. Jamie has worked in education policy and advocacy for over a decade, starting her career as a public school teacher in Camden, New Jersey after studying politics and international relations. She earned her master’s degree in public affairs (MPA) from Princeton University’s School of Public Affairs in 2009. Jamie is a former Teach For America corps member, a Truman Fellow (2005), and is a first-generation college graduate committed to equity for all children.
- Dr. Eric Karolak - Chief Executive Officer of Action for Children
Dr. Karolak is Chief Executive Officer of Action for Children, the child care resource and referral agency for central Ohio. AFC provides home visiting and parenting services, professional development for early childhood educators, and quality improvement coaching to child care programs. Each year, its programs reach more than 50,000 children and 9,000 adults in Franklin and surrounding counties. Previously, he directed an advocacy alliance of more than 8,000 early learning programs enrolling nearly 1 million children across the U.S, and before that the federal government’s largest early childhood technical assistance center. He has been an expert witness before both houses of Congress and a half dozen state legislatures.
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