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AACTE Holmes Scholars Leadership Series

Dr. Renée A. Middleton

Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, along with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Holmes Council, has organized a free four-part series of conversations designed to explore the leadership trajectories and experiences of various individuals connected to the field of education.

The first session will focus on “Leadership Lessons: A Conversation with Established Leaders” on Monday, Jan. 31, from 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Speakers will include Dr. Renée A. Middleton, former Dean of The Patton College of Education, and Dr. Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE President & CEO. The moderator will be Holmes Council President Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe.

The Session One take-aways will include:

  • Key lessons learned from established leaders
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of leadership
  • Developing strategies for resiliency
  • Opportunities to engage and ask questions about leadership.

Upcoming sessions will include:

  • “A Conversation on Leadership Lessons with Deans of Colleges of Education,” Monday, Feb. 28, 6 - 8:00 p.m.
  • “A Conversation on Leadership Lessons with Leaders of Professional Organizations,” Monday, March 28, 6 - 8:00 p.m.
  • “A Conversation on Leadership Lessons with Holmes Scholars/Students of Color in Leadership,” Monday, April 25, 6 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for the leadership series, please visit

January 23, 2022
Staff reports