Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers, school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as kindergarten, the types of careers possible for them. Career Connections are designed to support the whole child through intentional career advising practices. During this one-day event, presentations on career advising in middle school, leveraging business advisory councils, building financial literacy and entrepreneurial mindset, and the development of high quality work-based learning in your school will be provided. You will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year!
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Leah Amstutz

Ohio Department of Education
Leah R. Amstutz received a B.S.
in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her M.A. in Education
from Defiance College. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning,
she spent 8 1/2 years in the classroom teaching agricultural education. In
2011, she began her career with the Ohio Department of Education as a Program
Specialist in the Agricultural and Environmental Systems career field and was
then promoted in 2013 to Assistant Director in the Office of Career-Technical
Education. Currently, she serves as Director of Career-Technical
Education where she promotes the expansion of career tech in Ohio.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, July 27

9:15am EDT