Mooney Scholars

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Mooney Scholars

 

2017 (photo at right)

Eric Adeyemon, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Howard University - political science

His mom is Abiola Adeyemon, a member of the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, Local 795

 

2016

 

Thomas Pedrotti, of New Lebanon, Ohio

University of Dayton - History and political science

His mom is Marjorie Loyacano, a member of the New Lebanon Federation of Teachers, Local 4468

 

Brian Hribar, of Brunswick, Ohio

Bowling Green or Ohio State - Middle school education, English as a second language (ESL)

His mom is Jean Hribar, a member of the Berea Federation of Teachers, Local 1699

 

2015

 

Cherie Lo, of Shaker Heights, Ohio

Harvard College - Early childhood education

Her mom is Shuling Tai, a member of the Beachwood Federation of Teachers, Local 1468

 

Allan Bobincheck, president of Beachwood Union of Support Staff (BUSS), Local 6840, to attend the AFT PSRP Conference leadership development

 

Mike Schmitz, president of Owens Support Personnel, Local 6325, the AFT PSRP Conference for leadership development

 

Darrell Lausche, member of the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, Local 795 and OFT Civil Rights Committee Chairman, to attend the AFT Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference  for leadership development

 

Chandra Gardner, member of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers/ACPSOP, Local 1520 and member of the OFT Civil Rights Committee, to attend the AFT Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference for leadership development

 

2014

 

Ian Meister, of Fairlawn, Ohio  

University of Akron - Education in science

His dad is Matt Meister, a member of the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, Local 795  

 

Hope Johnston-Holm, of Cincinnati, Ohio  

American University, College of Wooster or Ohio State - Political Science

Her dad is Frederick Johnston, a member of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, Local 1520  

 

Mooney Leadership OFT (Mooney LOFT) - The Mooney LOFT program provides leadership development for current and upcoming leaders of OFT locals across Ohio. Launched in 2014 with support from the Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship Fund, the program strengthens locals by helping leaders build local capacity, creates a platform for leaders to network and grow, and aligns work across the state from a local level through the state level.

 

2013

 

John Michael McCann, of Cincinnati, Ohio 

Ohio University - History or Political Science

His mom is Margaret Groeber, a member of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, Local 1520

 

Melissa Cropper, OFT President

To enroll in the Education Policy Fellowship Program, a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership. The Education Policy Fellowship Program works in partnership with state-based partners to prepare such leaders – individuals who can work effectively across boundaries to improve student outcomes.

 

2012

 

Angela Rose Holecko, of Berea, Ohio 

American University - Political Science and International Affairs

Her dad is Steve Holecko, vice president of the Berea Federation of Teachers, Local 1699

 

2011

 

Kathryn Victoria Day, of Georgetown, Ohio 

Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University - music education

Her mom is Donna Day, a 6th grade math teacher and member of the Georgetown Federation of Teachers, Local 4903

 

2010

 

Katey Anderson, of Woodville, Ohio 

Ohio State University - speech and hearing sciences, and education.

Her mom Kelly Anderson is a fourth grade teacher, instructor for the union’s professional development program Educational Research and Dissemination (ER&D), and a union building representative for the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, Local 1080. Her father Kip Anderson is a high school math teacher and treasurer for the local union.

 

2009

 

Joseph Giuliano, of Newton Falls, Ohio 

Mount Union College - political science and international affairs 

His mom is Peggy Giuliano, president of the Newton Falls Classroom Teachers Association, Local 4864

 

2008

 

Allison Marquette, of Rossford, Ohio 

Bowling Green State University - education

Her mother is a member of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, Local 1080

 

2007

 

Kelsey Stefanik-Sidener, of Columbia Station, Ohio 

American University in Washington, D.C. - political science and international affairs

Her mom is Cheryl Stefanik, OFT executive secretary