Latino Education Summit 2016


The 2016 Ohio Latino Education Summit is an event that brings together educators, administrators, non-profit leaders, parents, students and policymakers to discuss prevailing issues regarding the education of Ohio's Hispanic students. The conference features workshops where selected participants share "best practices" with each other and with attendees, as well as additional programming focused on educational issues for Ohio Latinos.

Click here to view highlights from the 2016 Ohio Latino Education Summit

Latino Data Dashboard

The Latino Data Dashboard is a statistical presentation that provides data on the Latino demographic in Ohio's educational institutions. Click the image below to view the presentation. 

Speaker Bios


Dr. Kaye Patten
Senior VP - Student Affairs
The University of Toledo 

Bob Vasquez
Board of Education
Toledo Public Schools

Dr. Cassandra Storlie
Kent State University

Dr. Sharon Gaber
President, University of Toledo

Bishop Daniel Thomas
Catholic Diocese of Toledo

Dr. Lonny Rivera
Interim Superintendent of
Public Instruction, ODE

White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics Recognition

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Esperanza, Inc.
Bright Spots in Hispanic Education
Fulfilling America's Future 

L.A.S.E.R. Program at
The Ohio State University

Bright Spots in Hispanic Education
Fulfilling America's Future

Springfield City School District
Hispanic Outreach Program

National Commitment to Action

Leadership Scholars
Bright Spots in Hispanic Education
Fulfilling America's Future




Agenda & Best Practices Presentations

2016 Ohio Latino Education Summit
"Leveraging Latino Learning Through Career Connections"

When: March 11, 2016 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: The University of Toledo – Student Union

Click here to view the program booklet for the summit.

Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Kaye Patten
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of Toledo

Update: State of Latino Education - Bob Vasquez
Board of Education, Toledo Public Schools

Best Practice Review - Cassandra Storlie
Kent State University

Concurrent Sessions "A"
Estamos Unidos: United Through Mentorship 
Dr. Michele Soliz, The University of Toledo

Tres Areas: A Three Strand Approach to Serving English Language Learners in Three Domains 
Dr. Katy Lichon, M.Ed. & Jennifer Dees, M.Ed., The University of Toledo

Parent Academy - A Unique Program to Engage Parents in Their Children's Success in School
Myrna Gomez, Leadership Scholars

OhioMeansJobs K-12: Ohio's No-Cost Resource for Academic Career Planning
Tisha McGlaughlin - Ohio Department of Education

Enhancing College & Career Readiness Among Ohio's Latino Youth
Dr. Cassandra Storlie, Kent State University 
Click here to view Dr. Storlie's presentation.

Immigration Status & Financial Aid
Attorney Eugenio Mollo, Jr., Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Dr. Gregory Guzman, Catholic Diocese of Toledo
Click here to view their presentation.

Challenges & Reforms of Mexican Education: Mexican Teachers' Perspective
Sandra Fonseca Cruz, Centro De Estudios Tecnologicos del Mar
Maricarmen Ruvalcaba, CECYTE Aguascalientes
David Lopez, Technical Secondary School Provo
Dr. Linda Robertson, Kent State University

Shaping Latino College Leadership
Maria Sanchez, The Ohio State University
Ivonne Mendoza, Young Latino Professionals of Toledo

Concurrent Sessions "B"
Career Explorationi & Planning with CareerScope
Betty Anzaldua, The University of Toledo

What are the Rights of DACA Recipients & LEP Students? A Legal Panel
Senior Attorney Jesus Sales, ABLE
Senior Attorney Patricia Hernández, ABLE
 Senior Attorney Mark Heller, ABLE
Click here to view Heller's presentation. 

Future CLASS (Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Systems of Support) for Diverse Learners
Marie Kobayashi, Cincinnati Public Schools

The Role of Latino Culture in Classroom Behavior Management
Manuel Fernandez, University of Notre Dame
Click here to view Fernandez's presentation.

Guatemala Culture & Topics in Education Tour: Lessons Learned
Gini Browsh, Live a Language Foundation
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Family Resource Center
Amber Torres, Painesville City Schools
Ruth Haynes, Painesville City Schools
Clara Howitt, Painesville City Schools
Dr. Brian Bontempo, Lake County Educational Service Center
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Latino Students with Interrupted Education
Dr. Brenda Custodio, The Ohio State University
Click here to view Dr. Custodio's presentation.

Learning to Lead the Latino Way
Alfred Ramirez, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Remarks - Dr. Sharon Gaber
President, The University of Toledo

Keynote Address - Dr. Lonny J. Rivera,
Ohio Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Ohio Department of Education

Interest Sections - Panel:
"English Language Learners" - Marie Kobayashi, Cincinnati Public Schools
"Culturally Responsive Education" - Dr. Michele Soliz, The University of Toledo
"Career Planning" - José Luna, Toledo Public Schools
"Undocumented Students" - Attorney Eugenio Mollo, ABLE
"Engaging Parents & the Community" - Dr. Brian Bontempo, Lake County ESC
"College Student Leadership" - Alfred Ramirez, USHLI

OCHLA Education Advocate Award

Awardee & nominee bios coming soon!

 2016 Award Winner
 2016 Nominee
 2016 Nominee
 2016 Nominee
 2016 Nominee
 2016 Nominee

 Margarita De León
VP for Client Leadership
The Kaleidoscope Group

 Lisa Canales
Washington Local
Board of Education

 Andrea De la Roca
Hispanic Outreach Coord.
Diocese of Toledo

Sabina Elizondo-Serratos
Associate Director
Service-Learning &
Comm. Engagement, 
University of Toledo
 José Oscar Luna
Hispanic Outreach Coord.
Toledo Public Schools

Baldemar Velásquez 
FLOC Toledo