Who We Are

The Ohio 8 is a strategic alliance composed of the superintendents and teacher union presidents from Ohio’s eight urban school districts – Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.

 

The Ohio 8 Coalition was founded on the principle that a high-performance public education system is essential to the civic and economic health of Ohio’s cities. The Coalition is the first-ever formal collaboration of Ohio’s urban superintendents and teacher union presidents. With a strong emphasis on collaboration and partnership, the Coalition enables superintendents and union presidents to work together on issues of common concern and brings a shared labor-management perspective in addressing challenges of urban education.

 Coalition Leadership

The Ohio 8 Coalition is governed by a Leadership Council, currently co-chaired by Adrian E. Allison, superintendent of Canton City School District, and David Romick, president of the Dayton Education Association.

Leadership Council Members

Akron

David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools

Pat Shipe, President, Akron Education Association

Canton

Adrian Allison, Superintendent, Canton City Schools

Paul Palomba, President, Canton Professional Educators Association

Cincinnati

Mary Ronan, Superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools

Julie Sellers, President, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers

Cleveland

Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Municipal School District 

David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teachers Union

Columbus

J. Daniel Good, Superintendent, Columbus City Schools

Tracey Johnson, President, Columbus Education Association

Dayton

Lori L. Ward, Superintendent, Dayton Public Schools

David Romick, President, Dayton Education Association

Toledo

Dr. Romules Durant, Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools

Kevin Dalton, President, Toledo Federation of Teachers

Youngstown

Stephen Stohla, Superintendent, Youngstown City Schools

Larry Ellis, President, Youngstown Education Association