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Melissa Butsko, Graduate Program Specialist for OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago

Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Butsko, Graduate Program Specialist

What is your role with OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago? I am a Graduate Program Specialist (GPS) responsible for providing comprehensive advising services to graduate students enrolled in Concordia University Chicago’s graduate programs. I work specifically with Ohio educators, monitoring student progress from enrollment

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How OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago Made my Master’s Program Convenient for a Full-Time Teacher

Engaged, Accessible Professors Throughout my undergrad career, I had professors that weren’t engaged or seemingly committed to my growth as an educator. I remember feeling discouraged, unsupported, and alone in the process. When applying to the program at OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago, I

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Dr. Rebecca Hornberger, Interim Associate Dean, College of Education, Department Chair OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rebecca Hornberger, Interim Associate Dean, College of Education, Department Chair OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago

What programs do you teach/oversee through the partnership between OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago? What keeps you excited about it? Through my role as chair of the partnership between OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago, I oversee all leadership

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Alumni Spotlight: Joyce Albright, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Joyce graduated from OAESA and SAIL for Education in conjunction with Concordia University Chicago with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and currently works as a principal for a middle school in Ohio. With nearly three decades in education, we asked Joyce to tell us about her experience obtaining her doctorate

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School principal sitting at his desk across from a parent and a student.

What are the Advantages of a Master’s Degree in School Leadership?

What is a Master’s in School Leadership? A master’s in school leadership provides the necessary credentials to lead a school or department. The overarching goal is to prepare and equip you to lead faculty and staff with confidence. Students are exposed to every aspect of education – leadership styles, evaluation

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Maria Call, a seventh-grade ELA teacher for a middle school in Ohio.

Alumni Spotlight: Maria Call, M.A. in School Leadership

Maria graduated from OAESA with Concordia University Chicago with an M.A. in school leadership and currently works as a seventh-grade ELA teacher for a middle school in Ohio. Maria has more than 16 years as a classroom teacher and has held multiple leadership positions throughout her career. We asked her

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Alumni_SAIL_Amber Gresham

SAIL story: My journey through teacher leadership

Amber Gresham lives and teaches in Columbus City Schools. She has one daughter, Laila. She dreamed of being a teacher since the second grade so she could continue the family tradition of teaching like her grandmother, Mary Ann. She enjoys making people laugh, creating excitement, and bringing energy to the

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