Welcome prospective iLEAD families!

ohioMy name is Tiffany Adamski and I’m the regional director for iLEAD Schools in Ohio. I joined iLEAD because I believe in the mission and vision: Free to think. Inspired to lead.

Isn’t that powerful?

I grew up here in Toledo and the surrounding areas. I attended grade school at Elmhurst and junior high at DeVeaux. My parents, like many of you, moved to provide a better education for my brothers and me, so I attended Maumee High School. School choice back then consisted of sending us to a private school or moving. We couldn’t afford private schools, so we moved.
So much has changed in 25 years. Now you can choose many different options when it comes to finding the best fit for your children’s education, and you don’t have to move to a better district or pay out-of-district fees. The school choice movement has opened so many doors.

When I was 24, I ran for Toledo City Council against a 10-year incumbent and managed not to embarrass myself. Although I didn’t win, I feel like I made a contribution to the community as I shed light on issues I felt were important. Since then I have continued teaching at the high school and college levels, spending the last five years building effective, innovative educational models to provide kids the best possible educational opportunities. I love learning about best practices and researching what is the best fit for different students. I’ve shared what I have learned at conferences as a presenter for the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools and Ohio Council of Community Schools.

A colleague and I were participating in the XQ America Super School Challenge to rethink American high schools when we found iLEAD.

The nonprofit iLEAD is doing amazing things for kids in California. They’re teaching children to think! What a concept! With a project-based learning model that incorporates the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Love and Logic,” I knew I’d found like-minded people. They were doing good things for kids and I wanted to be part of that. The best part turned out that they were looking at bringing the model to my Toledo-area stomping grounds.

“Free to think. Inspired to Lead.”

It resonates with me as an educator and as a parent. I want children to feel empowered, not bored, when it comes to learning. Tackling projects that make them think, and engaging them in service to their community and the world, helps students see how they fit in the bigger picture of life. I cringe when my kids come home and, when asked what they learned, their responses are “nothing” or shrugged shoulders.

They should come home with projects they are working on. My 12th grader should spend his mental energy trying to solve the Great Pacific Garbage Patch problem instead of watching “Mulan” in class. I build schools where learners are engaged in authentic, real-life learning. They may encounter an archeological dig and need to identify the fossils and hypothesize a story of what the people were like. And, my teachers understand how to connect that to modern-day needs of detectives and investigators of crime scenes. That attention to detail and ability to see connections is a 21st Century skill that students need for college and careers. Real world learning is such a powerful tool. iLEAD gets that. I get that. I want to bring that to your student so he or she is ready for a future we can’t predict. We have to help our students learn to think deeply, see and apply broad concepts, and be leaders in their own lives.

Let us prepare your child for the biggest test of all: Life.

If you have any questions about our new iLEAD Spring Meadows opening this August or if you would like to discuss the future of education in Ohio, feel free to call me anytime! I look forward to speaking with you.

Tiffany Adamski
Regional Director
iLEAD Schools Ohio
(419) 491-7423
tiffany.adamski@ileadspringmeadows.org

 

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Monday Morning Message 3/21/2016

Privacy Policy

iLEAD Education CorporationSchools Development (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://ileadschools.org/ website and all affiliated websites as listed under “Our Locations” and linked to the ileadschools.org website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Information when you use our Service.

We use and share your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information and Personal Health Information (the information) for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at http://ileadschools.org/

Information Collection And Use

We collect two basic types of information—personal information and anonymous information—and we may use personal and anonymous information to create a third type of information, aggregate information. The information we collect comprise the following categories:

How We Collect Your Information

We collect this information for the purposes such as providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality (see GOOGLE below). These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Information Use

Cookies

We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provides information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.

If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Behavioral Remarketing

iLEAD Education Corporation uses remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Do Not Track Disclosure

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, we adhere to the standards set out in this privacy policy. To learn about Do Not Track, please click here.

Generally, DNT signals are sent from your web browser. DNT is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.

Business Transaction

If iLEAD Education Corporation is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred as a business asset. In such cases, we will provide notice before your Personal Information is transferred and/or becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

If we find that there has been an unintentional transfer of the information, we will timely notify you as required by applicable law.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information constitutes your agreement to such transfers.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.

Children’s Privacy

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to info@ileadschools.org. In e-mail please include the child’s username and the parent’s email address and telephone number. To protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify a parent’s identity before granting access to any personal information.

If we become aware that we have collected the information from a children under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove the information from our servers, unless we are required by applicable law to maintain the information.

Data Security, Integrity and Retention

The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are very important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

We will retain your personal information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 2, 2015 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us or by placing a prominent notice on our website. Where required by applicable law we will obtain your consent.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits registered users who are minors to request and obtain deletion of certain posted content. If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any site where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to info@ileadschools.org.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send an email to info@ileadschools.org.

Definitions

Aggregate Information. Aggregate information means information about groups or categories of guests, which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual guest.

Anonymous Information. Anonymous information means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, an individual guest.

Cookies. Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our web site and transferred to your device. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use cookies to bring together information we collect about you. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Flash cookies. We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Our third-party service providers also may use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies, you may not have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

IP Address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your company, or your university. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our sites and applications, and we may combine IP addresses with personal information.

Personal Information. Personal information means information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address and telephone number, and may include personal health data (Personal Health Information). When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, this anonymous information also is treated as personal information.

Web beacon. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of sites. Web beacons may involve the transmission of information directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use web beacons to bring together information we collect about you.

Important information regarding confidential student data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf

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