Catholic Conference of Ohio Learn more about OCSAA Director Theresa J. Bowser

Monday, October 2, 2023

Get to Know: Theresa J. Bowser

Director, Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

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My Responsibilities: As the Director of OCSAA, I'm responsible for ensuring that the process of accreditation is successfully implemented/completed in Catholic schools across the state. In addition, I serve as a liaison with the Ohio Department of Education and plan, organize and direct all activities of the OCSAA.  

A Little Bit About Me: I am a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana and after attending a Catholic elementary and secondary school, I attended Indiana University and The Ohio State University.  After pursuing advanced degrees in anthropology, I began my career as an archaeologist traveling the world on archaeological excavations.  The work, while exciting and interesting, grew difficult because of the endless travel.  I then pursued a career in education and administration after obtaining a master's in educational leadership from the University of Dayton.  My work in education brought me to OCSAA as I thoroughly enjoy the work of accreditation and assisting schools with continuous improvement.  In my spare time, I enjoy leisurely travel to the beach, playing golf, reading, cooking, gardening and continuing my educational studies.

Contact Me If You Have Questions About: Assistance with obtaining a charter for a new school, OCSAA accreditation, Catholic school charter changes, questions about operating standards and compliance with education law regarding Catholic schools; issues related to Catholic schools and the Ohio Department of Education.

I can be reached at [email protected] or 614.224.7147