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OSSB Superintendent Fall Letter

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Dear OSSB Stakeholders,

National leaders tell us that the best schools and programs for children who are blind or have low vision have three things in common: 1) bold and innovative curriculum 2) strong post-high school and preschool programs, and 3) well-designed statewide services for blind and low vision students. With this in mind, there have been some slight changes made around organizational structure, key staffing positions, attention to rigorous/relevant curriculum and technology supports and a renewed focus on statewide services including the potential for some exciting short term programming this year.

We have all been very busy with the start of the new school year at the Ohio State School for the Blind. Our staff is working to operationalize our recently created strategic plans with an implementation team approach during the fall semester in preparation for the official start of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plans. Coherence is key. If we all focus on the goals and action steps in the strategic plan, we will meet great success. We are excited about a few immediate plans, in particular, the implementation of our new technology initiative, Hands on Tech 2025, building distributed leadership capacity through key features found in Collins’ book, Good to Great and teacher training on the new OTES teacher evaluation system that is coming soon through the Ohio Department of Education. We are excited to share that we are creating a new website that is intuitive to navigate as well as informative. We want our website to give you a look into the exciting world at OSSB. This will support our goal of increasing communication for all stakeholders.

ATTITUDE is our student word for the year. One can walk through the halls of our school and see a lot of ATTITUDE. Well, I mean you will see a lot of illustrated representations of how teachers are working with students to help them understand that their attitude can make all the difference in how successful they are in life. There is much to learn about the importance of A CAN DO attitude; it is a small thing that makes a big difference in our thinking and direction. I look forward to seeing and discussing all the creative ways staff and students address attitude.

In year two, please know that I remain committed to serving to the best of my ability and to be held accountable for promoting coherence and focus toward excellence in all we do for our students, staff, and all stakeholders at OSSB. Have a great year, and please feel free to contact me anytime.

Sincerely, Lou Maynus

Superintendent maynus@osdb.oh.gov 

5220 N. High St. Columbus, Ohio 43214

www.ossb.oh.gov

(614) 752-1152

(800) 310-3317

(614) 752-1713 FAX

 

2019-2020 Draft Organizational Chart

2019-2020 Draft Organizational Chart
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Eagles Donation

Dr. Al LaBarre, man in red suit, Michelle Wagner, lady in baby blue dress and Dr. Lou Maynus accepting checks from Fraternal Order of EaglesThanksThanks

In August, Dr. Lou Maynus, Dr. Al LaBarre, and Michelle Wagner accepted donations from the Fraternal Order of Eagles on behalf of OSSB.

 

Phil Northrop's last day before retirement

Lou and Phil and Ron chatting
On his last day before retirement, OSSB O&M specialist Phil Northrop helped 
Superintendent Dr. Lou Maynus experience what it was like to be blind. 
Here, Mr. Northrop and Dr. Maynus stop to talk with teacher Ron Heath.

 

Contact Info:

 
Dr. Lou Maynus

Dr. Maynus -
Superintendent of OSSB

Email: maynus@osdb.oh.gov
Phone: 614-728-4036