Speakers

  • Views: 109 Honorable Marcy Kaptur

    Congresswomen for Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives

    Fourteen term Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives where she serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and the Budget Committee. The first Democratic woman in history to serve on the defense appropriations subcommittee, she also serves on the agriculture and transportation/HUD subcommittees.  Previous committee assignments include Veterans Affairs, Banking and Budget.

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  • Views: 158 Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

    Executive Director, Ready to Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    Pamela Johnson, Ph.D., is the current Executive Director of Ready To Learn at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Johnson was Vice President for Education and Outreach at WNED/Buffalo-Toronto, where she established an innovative digital learning service called ThinkBright; Head of National Outreach and Web for Reading Rainbow; and Director of Online Teacher Professional Development Service for PBS TeacherLine in New York. Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in educational organization, administration, and policy.

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  • Views: 166 Jim Funk

    Executive Director, Read For Literacy

    Jim has been Executive Director of Read For Literacy since 2006.

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  • Views: 155 Sandra Miller, Ph.D.

    Director of Early Learning and School Readiness
    Ohio Department of Education

    Sandra Miller is the Director of the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OEL&SR), Ohio Department of Education. Under her leadership, the staff of the OEL&SR provides administrative oversight of early education services provided through district operated preschool and, preschool Special Education programs, Even Start and kindergarten.

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  • Views: 267 Greg Braylock

    Community Impact Specialist in Education, United Way of Toledo

    Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Greg Braylock Jr. is a graduate of The University of Toledo Judith Herb College of Education and holds a Bachelor of Education degree with a focus in Middle Childhood Education.

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  • Views: 295 Bill Harris, Panel Host

    Registered Financial Consultant
    Moderator for WGTE’s Town Hall Series

    Bill Harris is a Registered Financial Consultant, affiliated with Informative Financial Services of Toledo, Ohio, and licensed through the NEXT Financial of Houston, Texas. He assists individuals and businesses with prudent financial strategies to help them reach their goals. His focus is investment planning, retirement planning, college planning, and estate planning.

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