Ohio SOAR Network

A Shared Vision for Transformation in Ohio

For more than 20 years, the SOAR Network has been supporting innovative leaders to affect transformation in school districts across the state of Ohio. The SOAR Network is focused on a shared vision – represented by the locally developed Portrait of a Graduate – to advance deeper learning for every student.

Visionary Leaders

Superintendents connect and learn from one another throughout the year to accelerate transformation in their districts.

The SOAR Visionary Leaders experience includes:

  • Regular convenings to build deep, trusting relationships with other school district leaders. 
  • Discussion guides to build leadership capacity throughout the system, anchored in book studies and relevant education literature and research.
  • Dedicated cohorts for district curriculum and communications leaders to complement and support the superintendent’s journey.
  • Ongoing executive coaching support.
  • Capacity-building design team experience.
  • Full membership benefits from Battelle for Kids’ EdLeader21 Network, the premier national network for education transformation.

Design Team Experience

With the goal of building capacity for system transformation, SOAR district design teams meet throughout the year with guided action periods in between convenings.

SOAR Design Team members:

  • Learn within a statewide network committed to implementing deeper learning experiences for every student.
  • Advance the district’s vision for deeper learning – the Portrait of a Graduate – to inform the development of a system-wide learning design framework.
  • Build leadership capacity to support teachers in designing and implementing deeper learning for all students.
  • Assess system readiness to inform strategy and monitor progress.
  • Support teachers in shifting practice to advance deeper learning.
  • Explore assessment approaches aligned to deeper learning.

Danielle Prohaska, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools
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“Coming together with like-minded school systems that are ready to envision a new future of education, challenge each other’s thinking, share resources and ideas is why we are part of a network.”

EdLeader21 Network Membership

SOAR Network members are automatically enrolled in the EdLeader21 Network, the premier national network for education transformation. Focused, collaborative learning experiences are offered throughout the year to support superintendents and their teams.

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Ready to Join?

Is your district ready to join the Ohio SOAR Network? Contact Jeff Korchinski today to discuss membership options.

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