2024 BAM – Program

Updated on June 26th, 2024 at 01:15 pm

First and second year administrators, DO NOT miss this opportunity to participate in this valuable mentorship and professional development programming FREE of charge!


Program Details:

  • Engagement in critical high quality professional development sessions;
  • Coaching by trained mentors who will focus on the administrator’s individual needs;
  • Feedback on performance and technical assistance in such areas as communication, team building, instructional leadership, family engagement, time management and the use of data to improve student achievement.


Program Objectives:

  • Build capacity for first and second year building administrators to help them hone their skills, enhance their practices, redefine their roles and exercise effective leadership;
  • Work with a mentor for goal-setting based on the Ohio Standards for Principals (2018);
  • Engage in critical reflection and feedback with a mentor throughout the school year to help the building administrator navigate the OPES 2.0 process.


Program Benefits:

  • Paid 1-year professional membership in OAESA or OASSA;
  • Trained mentor for a 2-year period;
  • Paid registration to the OAESA/OASSA Beginning Administrators Academy (BAA) professional development events in September and December in year one;
  • Paid registration for the OAESA/OASSA Annual Professional Conference in the first or second year in the program;
  • Access to a 360° feedback tool with coaching support for the OPES 2.0 evaluation process;
  • Book study with mentor, with provided textbook aligned with BAM Program professional learning outcomes;
  • A $195.00 voucher for a PD event hosted by either OAESA or OASSA.


Participant Criteria:

  • This program is open to any licensed school leader in the first or second year in an administrative role.
  • Participant must secure permission from their superintendent.
  • The program is funded for 150 participants. The first 75 participants from each Association will receive all aspects of the program free of charge. The BAM Program will not cover travel and hotel costs. Additional spots beyond the grant-funded participants will be available at a cost of $3,527.


Participant Responsibilities:

  • Participants will make a personal commitment to the continual development of professional and personal skills essential for the effective performance of a building leader.
  • Participants will make a commitment to form a trusting relationship with their mentor and be open to reflective examination of their job performance and decision-making.
  • Participants will communicate with their mentor, according to the BAM Program expectations– virtual conferencing may be used for mentor-mentee communication.
  • Participants will work with their mentor to set personal and professional goals.
  • Participants will participate in a book study with their mentor.
  • Participants will collaborate on an on-going basis with their mentor and their supervisor to develop an individual professional development plan that is aligned with the Ohio Standards for Principals (2018).


Registration Information:

To be considered for this program, please scan the QR code to complete the application here –  BAM 2.

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2024.

Questions can be directed to Nancy Abrams at abrams@oaesa.org.


BAM Program Flyer: 2024 BAM Program


Mentor link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yBPopp07GyvCqyPiCrvkT9XUnDE0Qtg_F1di-ogas0M/edit

Mentee link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14jj1IR-ubLglnmLEjPiW1bPYuY4mM7lMaq5KnhSoV7A/edit