Wellness Cadre

OEA Wellness Cadre

The OEA Wellness Cadre is a member-led group that mobilizes our health and wellness experts around the state and cultivates the individual talents of a diverse group of educators, building on valuable professional skillsets and creating accessible engaging opportunities to continuously improve support services for students and staff in all Ohio schools.

OEA Wellness Cadre Chair – Andrew Smith, School Social Worker, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools


OEA’s Wellness Grants – Helping Locals Support Member Well-Being by offering grants towards a variety of wellness activities

Wellness Issues and Resources – A roundup of resources to provide OEA members with information and resource offerings to support student and staff mental health

February 24, 2021 – Virtual Paint & Sip
Grab a glass of wine or a mocktail and join us with CEA Art Teacher, Annelise Taggart for some relaxing painting fun.

March 24, 2021 – Guiding the Gatekeepers
LRCs Shelli Jackson & Deb Maynard share tips for trauma recognition and making connections to the right resources

March 31, 2021 – Help the Helpers Circle
Wraparound services members (school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and nurses) should sign up and join this unique discussion group to connect with colleagues and discuss unique issues facing this specialized group.

April 28, 2021 – Let’s Get Physical
Get Motivated, Get Fit & Grab Some Friends to Join Your Team! Join us for tips on getting fit and to kick-off our Run Motivators Virtual Races and Challenges! Fun & Prizes

May 26, 2021 – DeStress Disco Bash!!
Come and DeStress! All we can say is..there will be a DJ!!!!!! Join us for this Party of Fun

October 20, 2021 – Bully Prevention: Responsibility, Resources, and Possibilities
October is National Bully Prevention Month. Wellness Cadre Member, Becky Miller, will present information on responsibilities of educators, available resources, and the possibilities of creating a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all students and staff that is free from bullying.

December 8, 2021 – Cookie Decorating
Holiday Decorating Class Hosted by Amber James.

February 23, 2022 – Virtual Paint and Sip
Grab a glass of wine or a mocktail and join us with CEA Art Teacher, Annelise Taggart, for some relaxing painting fun!

March 23, 2022 – Round Table Discussion
Join the Wellness Cadre, OEA VP Jeff Wensing, and OEA Government Relations Matt Dotson for a legislative roundtable discussion. Legislation, current topics related to social and emotional learning, and advocacy for wraparound services will be discussed. Members will learn about available resources and upcoming Wellness Wednesday events.

May 25, 2022 – Letting Go!! End of Year Event
Virtual scavenger hunt, Kahoot trivia, dance-off!