Join OSBA for a free virtual town hall meeting, Wednesday, June 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The discussion, led by Dr. John Richard, Ohio deputy state superintendent of public instruction, will center on the Reset & Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts.

Richard believes every Ohio school and district should have outstanding leaders. Fueling that conviction are more than 10 years of experience as a part-time instructor in the University of Akron’s school principalship program and 30 years of field experience ranging from classroom teacher to district superintendent.

As deputy superintendent of Ohio schools, Richard works closely with the Ohio Department of Education’s four primary program centers. The centers oversee all initiatives related to student supports, continuous improvement, performance and impact, and teaching, leading and learning.

Prior to the meeting, please submit your questions by emailing Dr. Kathy McFarland at We will share your information during the town hall so that others may learn.