Jessica Horowitz - Moore   Jessica Horowitz-Moore is Principal at Etna Road Elementary School in the Whitehall City Schools District in greater Columbus. Jessica began her career in education through the BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools Fellowship. BRIGHT is an innovative collaboration of the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University to train proven leaders from varied fields to serve as principals in high-poverty public schools in Ohio. She has also served as Agency Attorney for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Nassau County (New York). Jessica holds a M.B.A. from The Ohio State University (2016), a J.D. with a concentration in child and family advocacy from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she was a recipient of a Pro Bono Leadership Award (2009), and a B.A. in integrated social studies (Cum Laude) from The Ohio State University (2004).

Jessica Horowitz - Moore

Jessica Horowitz-Moore is Principal at Etna Road Elementary School in the Whitehall City Schools District in greater Columbus. Jessica began her career in education through the BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools Fellowship. BRIGHT is an innovative collaboration of the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University to train proven leaders from varied fields to serve as principals in high-poverty public schools in Ohio. She has also served as Agency Attorney for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Nassau County (New York). Jessica holds a M.B.A. from The Ohio State University (2016), a J.D. with a concentration in child and family advocacy from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she was a recipient of a Pro Bono Leadership Award (2009), and a B.A. in integrated social studies (Cum Laude) from The Ohio State University (2004).

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Catie Hookway   Catie Luna Hookway is co-treasurer of Erase the Space. Catie worked in the Office of Budget and Management for the State of Ohio for four years as a budget analyst and one year as a debt analyst. Catie has a B.A. in history (cum laude) with a minor in economics from The Ohio State University (2009), a Master’s degree in public affairs from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs (2012), and a J.D. from Moritz College of Law (2012). She is also treasurer of Clintonville Go Public, a non-profit supporting neighborhood schools. Catie lives in Columbus with her husband Alex and two-year-old son.

Catie Hookway

Catie Luna Hookway is co-treasurer of Erase the Space. Catie worked in the Office of Budget and Management for the State of Ohio for four years as a budget analyst and one year as a debt analyst. Catie has a B.A. in history (cum laude) with a minor in economics from The Ohio State University (2009), a Master’s degree in public affairs from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs (2012), and a J.D. from Moritz College of Law (2012). She is also treasurer of Clintonville Go Public, a non-profit supporting neighborhood schools. Catie lives in Columbus with her husband Alex and two-year-old son.

 
William Warfield   Bill Warfield is the K-12 Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for Olentangy Local Schools. Prior to accepting his current position, Bill was the building Principal at Olentangy Liberty High School from 2015-2018. Bill is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Bill received his Master’s Degree in Administration from Concordia University in 2013 and earned his Superintendent Licensure from Ashland University in 2018. Bill has worked closely with Erase the Space since its founding and has seen first hand the impact it has on all students.

William Warfield

Bill Warfield is the K-12 Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for Olentangy Local Schools. Prior to accepting his current position, Bill was the building Principal at Olentangy Liberty High School from 2015-2018. Bill is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Bill received his Master’s Degree in Administration from Concordia University in 2013 and earned his Superintendent Licensure from Ashland University in 2018. Bill has worked closely with Erase the Space since its founding and has seen first hand the impact it has on all students.

Daniel Juday   Daniel loves traveling, meeting new people, and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believe that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building, and professional growth. As the former Director for the Ohio and Indiana Diversity Councils, Daniel took a fledgling organization and grew its corporate membership ranks by almost 2,000% in 2 years, quickly creating the widest professional network of diversity and inclusion practitioners in the region. He nows owns and runs his own speaking and consulting business, and works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards, and corporate entities - all in a pursuit to help them grow their leadership impact and make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He can be found online at  www.danieljuday.com .

Daniel Juday

Daniel loves traveling, meeting new people, and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believe that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building, and professional growth. As the former Director for the Ohio and Indiana Diversity Councils, Daniel took a fledgling organization and grew its corporate membership ranks by almost 2,000% in 2 years, quickly creating the widest professional network of diversity and inclusion practitioners in the region. He nows owns and runs his own speaking and consulting business, and works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards, and corporate entities - all in a pursuit to help them grow their leadership impact and make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He can be found online at www.danieljuday.com.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann   Professor of English and the Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut; she also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury College, Vermont) during the summer months. Her work with Derek & Amelia (Erase the Space) began at the Bread Loaf School of English. She has been deaf (genetic) from birth and is also originally a midwestern United States farm girl. After college, she taught high school in her rural home community for 5 years before returning to graduate school to get her PhD. She has always been invested and interested in the work of middle and high school educators. In the mid-1990s, grounded by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, she helped conceptualize the new field of Disability Studies (focused in the Humanities) and since then she has written, co-written, edited, or co-edited 16 books, including 9 memoirs in the “Deaf Lives” series she created for Gallaudet University Press, and over 70 essays and articles at the intersections of Deaf/Disability Studies and writing/art. She is the current co-editor of  Disability Studies Quarterly.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

Professor of English and the Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut; she also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury College, Vermont) during the summer months. Her work with Derek & Amelia (Erase the Space) began at the Bread Loaf School of English. She has been deaf (genetic) from birth and is also originally a midwestern United States farm girl. After college, she taught high school in her rural home community for 5 years before returning to graduate school to get her PhD. She has always been invested and interested in the work of middle and high school educators. In the mid-1990s, grounded by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, she helped conceptualize the new field of Disability Studies (focused in the Humanities) and since then she has written, co-written, edited, or co-edited 16 books, including 9 memoirs in the “Deaf Lives” series she created for Gallaudet University Press, and over 70 essays and articles at the intersections of Deaf/Disability Studies and writing/art. She is the current co-editor of Disability Studies Quarterly.

Alex Hookway   Alex Hookway is Associate Vice President of Quantitative Risk Management at Nationwide Financial in Columbus, OH. He joined Nationwide as a member of the Actuarial Development Program in 2008 and has worked in a variety of actuarial and enterprise risk management roles in his career. He holds B.S. degrees from The Ohio State University in Actuarial Science and Economics and is currently pursuing an online M.S. degree in Analytics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is an alumnus of the Certificate in Quantitative Finance program. Alex lives in Columbus with his wife Catie and two-year-old son.

Alex Hookway

Alex Hookway is Associate Vice President of Quantitative Risk Management at Nationwide Financial in Columbus, OH. He joined Nationwide as a member of the Actuarial Development Program in 2008 and has worked in a variety of actuarial and enterprise risk management roles in his career. He holds B.S. degrees from The Ohio State University in Actuarial Science and Economics and is currently pursuing an online M.S. degree in Analytics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is an alumnus of the Certificate in Quantitative Finance program. Alex lives in Columbus with his wife Catie and two-year-old son.