Email: Zoraba Ross
Mr. Ross is a native of Marion, Ohio where he was a standout in track and field. His avenue to college came via a full athletic scholarship to The Ohio State University in 1983. In 1988, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Education and in July 2003, he obtained his Master of Education in Administration from Ashland University, Ashland, OH.
While attending OSU, he participated on the track team and served as captain for three years. During his athletic career at OSU, he held and received several school and Big Ten records and awards. After his running days as an athlete at Ohio State, he ventured into the coaching field. First, as a Graduate Assistant Track Coach at Ohio State. His responsibilities included coaching men’s sprint, developing their mental state, coordinating strength training programs and recruiting. While there, he had several NCAA All-Americans and qualifiers and Big Ten Champions.
During 1992, he accepted a one-year coaching assignment at West High School in Columbus. While there, he produced a State Runner-up, District, Regional and City champions and qualifiers.
Over the years, Mr. Ross has been very active in the community serving as a member of the OHSAA/OASSA Principal Advisory Committee, Education Administration Advisory Committee (Ashland University), Great Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Education Advisory Committee, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA), The Ohio State University College of Education Alumni Society Advisory Board and USA Track and Field Association; Board Member on National Performance Network (New Orleans, LA), Ohio Arts Performing Network and Central Ohio Y.M.C.A. Future of America Committee; Chair of OSU Black Alumni Advisory Council; Instructor for USA Track and Field Association Youth Clinic, and television host for the Columbus Teen Forum talk show.
He has also co-authored several published articles:
Olverson, Tyrone L., Ross, Zoraba Q, Sampson, Randall G. (2008). Effective Instructional Leadership: How to CRAFT Meaningful Evaluations for Administrators and Educators. Principal Navigator. Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Vol.3, No.2 January 2008
Olverson, Tyrone L., Ross, Zoraba Q, Sampson, Randall G. (2008). “Breakfast with a Purpose” for School Administrators. Principal Navigator. Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Vol.3, No.3 March 2008.
Olverson, Tyrone L., Ross, Zoraba Q, Sampson, Randall G. (2008). The Journey Begins: Breakfast with a Purpose Transforms Professional Learning for Principals. Principal Navigator. Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Vol.6, No.3 Spring 2011
Mr. Ross is the proud father of one daughter, Zandria.
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