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August Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with the latest newsletter from ORTA. In this issue, you will find:

  • Welcome from the new President

  • Update from the Executive Director

  • ORTA Regional Meetings

  • AMBA Webinar Summer Series

Message from the President

Greeting ORTA members, I am pleased to be greeting you for the first time as the ORTA President. It is especially exciting to be serving in the year of our 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. Over the last two and a half years I have had the privilege and enlightening experience of serving on the Executive Committee with Kara Mendenhall and Bee Lehner, under the guidance of Dr. Robin Rayfield, Executive Director.

I am looking forward, with great anticipation, to serving with our new President-Elect, Dean Dennis, a man of unique talents and dedication to the retired teachers of Ohio.

Message from the Executive Director

STRS News & Call to Action!

The STRS board did not meeting July, however, there are a few items to remind you all about June’s meeting and what is on the docket for August. In June, the current board voted to allow the current Chair of STRS to negotiate an extension of Executive Director Bill Neville’s contract. The amendment included several noteworthy items:


ORTA receives opportunities from employers and organizations seeking retirees for paid and volunteer positions to share with our membership. If interested, contact the number(s) listed.

Math Teacher

Flex High School of Cleveland – A Full-time Science Teacher position is immediately available with a sign-on bonus! Individuals who have part-time availability may also be considered. Additionally, a full time community liaison and Intervention Specialist is also available. Please contact Ivan Vazquez at (216) 310-9750 or for more information!

Flex High School of Ohio – The following positions are available at Flex High Columbus: Math Paraprofessional, Guidance Counselor, Office Manager, English Teacher, and Intervention Specialist. Please contact Ivan Vazquez at for more information.

Regional Meetings

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