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Patrick Callaghan, Jr
Patrick Callaghan, Jr

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction- South Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio

Patrick Callaghan, Jr

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction- South Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio

Proud to be a public school educator for over 31 years, it was in discovering Dr. Boyer's Basic School research and its priorities that Patrick found his "education sweetspot." Experiences as a teacher of grades 1-5, elementary school principal, and Executive Director for Elementary Schools provided Patrick with the foundation for his passion for elementary school curriculum and instructional leadership.  He has implemented Dr. Boyer's priorities at the school and district levels, most recently with 16 elementary schools in the South-Western City Schools in Grove City, Ohio.  Now serving as South-Western's Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Patrick is continuing his focus on the Basic Schools priorities with 5th and 6th grade intermediate schools, and using the core concepts of the Basic School research to bridge middle and high schools in creating an educational culture of optimism and HOPE.  Patrick's guiding principle is that as educators, we are not paid to merely teach children, we are on a mission to be their hope for a better future.  Hope is not a noun -- something to "have".  Hope is a verb -- something we strive to "BE."