Scholarships & Awards

In Memoriam

Deborah DeHaan Sullivan

OCLRE Executive Director 1999-2012



The OCLRE Staff and Board of Trustees, past and current, honor and celebrate the life of Deborah DeHaan Sullivan, who served as OCLRE executive director from 1999 until her retirement in 2012. Under her leadership, OCLRE expanded its programming, resources, and partnerships. Deb’s vision for OCLRE and her commitment to our core values – especially quality service to educators – were exemplary and unwavering.

While she embraced the spirit of competition, Deb believed strongly and steadfastly that our programs are first and foremost educational and that they are for all students. Deb’s legacy and her commitment to serving all Ohio students and teachers lives on and continues to impact the organization’s mission, vision, and culture.

The Deborah DeHaan Scholarship Fund was established by the OCLRE Board of Trustees. The Fund supports schools in need of financial assistance in order to participate in OCLRE programs. To make a contribution to the fund, please visit and click the “donate” button at the top-right of the page, or contact Kate Strickland at


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