Board of Education


 
 
 
Board Members
Melissa Lacroix
President
Mike Denison 
Vice President
John Barno
Board Member
Alissha Mitchell
Board Member
Marlee Snowdon
Board Member
 
Melissa Lacroix (Melissa.Lacroix@BexleySchools.org)
is the parent of two Bexley graduates and was reelected in 2015 to a second four-year Board term. She previously served as a time management and efficiency analyst as the manager of the cost analysis department for a steamship company in New Orleans. A 23-year resident, she and husband, Paul raised three children in Bexley. As a community volunteer, she has worked with such organizations as the Childhood League Center, Junior League and St. Catharine's Parish Council, as well as served on two school levy campaign financial task forces.  Ms. Lacroix was sworn in for a second term as Board President in January 2017.

graduated from Bexley High School in 1995 and was elected in 2015 to a second four-year term.  A designer of exhibits for children's museums and science centers around the world, he returned to Bexley in 2008 with his wife, Meagan Matteson, also a Bexley graduate.  The couple has one son at Montrose and another at BMS. Mr. Denison received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University and holds a Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University. He brings to the Board his experience in design, with a focus on creativity, communication and collaboration.
 
has resided in Bexley for 17 years with his wife, Karla Rutherford Barno, a Bexley graduate. They have four daughters, including three Bexley High School graduates and one currently enrolled at Cassingham Elementary. Mr. Barno holds B.A. degrees in Communications and Political Science from Heidelberg University and a J.D. degree from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is managing partner of Barno Law LLC located on East Main Street in Bexley. He is active in numerous school and church organizations, as well as Bexley athletics and Bexley Boosters, and has served on the board for the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
was elected in November 2015 for the remainder of a four-year term that was vacated in January 2015.  Ms. Mitchell has worked in various volunteer capacities in Bexley Schools, such as coaching an athletics team and assisting with the Success4All initiative.  With a B.S. in Business Management from Ohio Dominican University, Ms. Mitchell has spent some 20 years in the property management industry, overseeing high-end luxury portfolios.  She and husband Brian have four school-aged children enrolled in Bexley Schools.
 
Marlee Snowdon (Marlee.Snowdon@BexleySchools.org
was reelected in 2013 for a second term on the Board.  She served as President for two years. Holding a B.A. in history from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University College of Law, she formerly practiced labor and employment law. Ms. Snowdon and her spouse, Rick, moved to Bexley in 1997. Two of their children attend Bexley High School and the youngest is at BMS. Named Bexley’s Friend of Education in 2009, she has chaired the district’s All-Day Kindergarten Committee and Maryland’s Playground Project, among other volunteer positions. 
 
REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE
 2017 dates, all Mondays at 6:30pm:
March 13, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017
June 26, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 4, 2017
September 11, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
 
Location 
 
 
 
DISTRICT POLICIES
 
Visit the links above to review the most recently adopted policies of the Bexley Board of Education.  For more information, contact the Office of the Superintendent or the Technology Department (614-231-7611) . 
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH 
The Bexley Board of Education interviews candidates for the job of district superintendent in spring 2017. While Board members make the final decision and are allowed to deliberate only in private, residents' input during this process is important and can take many forms:

      Hear the qualifications of the 5 – 6 candidates recommended for interviews.
      Thursday, March 2 at 6:30pm in the Cassingham Complex Community Room

      Attend Board meeting to give input on hand out forms.
      Tuesday - Wednesday, March 14 – 15 from 6:00 – 9:30pm    Community Room

      Join a community gathering to hear candidates' First 100 Day plans
      Monday, April 3 from    6:00 – 7:30pm       Cassingham Theater
      Tuesday, April 4 from   6:00 – 7:30pm       Cassingham Theater
      Wednesday, April 5 (if 3 finalists) from 6:00 – 7:30pm  Cassingham Theater

The national search firm, HYA Associates, conducted community focus groups and a survey to determine the qualities residents would like to see in their new leader.  The Board approved that Leadership Profile in December 2016. This timeline shows the steps of the hiring process and lists opportunities for public input.  The Board expects to announce the new Superintendent in April 2017.
  
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