The Ohio School Boards Association annually recognizes board members for their commitment to learning and leadership with the Award of Achievement program.

OSBA’s annual Award of Achievement program recognizes Ohio public school board members who work hard to become better board members. They earn credits toward the award by enrolling and participating in workshops and conferences, volunteering for service to their association and working on behalf of their own board.

The Award of Achievement is a special honor and distinction available only to Ohio school board members. The Master Board Member Award, a lifetime distinction, is given to those leaders who earn 300 Award of Achievement credits over a four-year period.

Following are OSBA’s Master Board Members:

2018

• John Benthien, Goshen Local (Clermont)
• Renda M. Cline, Mansfield City
• Sue Devine, Marysville Exempted Village
• Tina M. Fiore, Northridge Local (Montgomery)
• Margie Lairson, Northridge Local (Montgomery)
• Al Long, North College Hill City and Great Oaks Career Campuses
• David E. Yockey, Milford Exempted Village and Great Oaks Career Campuses
 

2017
• Larry Carfrey, Westfall Local (Pickaway)
• Michael Cremeans, Little Miami Local (Warren) & Warren County Career Center
• Bobbie Grice, Little Miami Local (Warren) & Warren County Career Center
• Richard McLarnan, Knox County Educational Service Center & Knox County Career Center
• Lynda O'Connor, Lakota Local (Butler)
• Ron Register, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City
• Hazel G. Rountree, Dayton City
• Lee Schreiner, South-Western City

2016
• Susan E. Blair, Wayne Local (Warren)
• Ronald Rae Fowler, Bloom-Carroll Local (Fairfield)
• Dr. John H. Kelly, North Royalton City
• Corby Leach, Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking)
• Sean Ruth, Westfall Local (Pickaway)

2015
• Linda Haycock, Shawnee Local (Allen)
• Linda A. Jordan, Northeastern Local (Clark)
• David Mahan, Champion Local (Trumbull)
• Timothy McKinney, Bath Local (Allen)
• Robert McPheron, Bath Local (Allen)
• Anita E. Ruffin, Finneytown Local (Hamilton)

2014

• Dr. Marguerite Bennett, Mount Vernon City & Knox County Career Center
• Richard Birt Jr., Northwestern Local (Clark)
• Diana Gadus, Oregon City
• Barb Gunter, Cuyahoga Falls City
• Penny Kill, Spencerville Local (Allen) & Apollo Career Center
• Fred Meredith, Belpre City
• Carol-Ann Molnar, Oregon City
• Doug S. Mowen, Eaton Community City & Miami Valley Career Technology Center
• Kellie Patterson, Cuyahoga Falls City
• Jackie Place, Bath Local (Allen) & Apollo Career Center
• Jesse Reed,  Valley View Local (Montgomery)

2013
• William D. Ferguson, Hamilton County ESC & Great Oaks ITCD
• Eric K. Germann, Lincolnview Local (Van Wert)
• Terry Gibson, Lockland Local (Hamilton) & Great Oaks ITCD
• Mary Kaley, Southeast Local (Portage) & Maplewood Career Center
• Christine Seuffert, Ashtabula Area City       
• Sue Williams, Southeast Local (Wayne) & Wayne County Schools Career Center

2012
• Richard Bast, formerly of Benton-Carroll-Salem Local (Ottawa)
• William Bickham, formerly of Lancaster City
• Craig Hazelbaker, Washington-Nile Local (Scioto)
• Jay Kelsey, Rootstown Local (Portage) & Maplewood Career Center
• Gary L. Kline, formerly of Indian Lake Local (Logan)
• Carolyne Nihiser, Muskingum Valley ESC
• Barbara Parry, Hamilton County ESC & Great Oaks ITCD
• John Riebesell, Ridgewood Local (Coshocton) & Coshocton County Career Center
• David Spridgeon, Arcadia Local (Hancock)
• Larry Walton, East Liverpool City
• Edward Yackey, Strasburg-Franklin Local (Tuscarawas)
• Dr. Angela Zimmann, ESC of Lake Erie West•

2011
• Joyce Galbraith, ESC of Central Ohio & Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
• Barbara Graves, North College Hill City
• William Hill, Ashtabula County ESC & Ashtabula County JVSD
• Matthew John Markling, Lakewood City

2010
• Kenneth E. Ault, Wood County ESC                                               
• Denise Baba, Streetsboro City                                               
• Greg L. Barr, Greenfield EV                                                           
• David Belden, Port Clinton City                                               
• Jennifer Best, Worthington City                                               
• Roger A. Boltz, Ravenna City & Maplewood Career Center
• Thomas Brophey, Wellsville Local (Columbiana)                       
• Anna Bucy, Greenon Local (Clark)                                    
• Whitney L. Gentry, Miami Trace Local (Fayette)
• Andrew Herchek, Waterloo Local (Portage) & Maplewood Career Center
• Anton M. Hocevar, ESC of Cuyahoga County                       
• Scott Huddle, Mad River Local (Montgomery)                       
• Tawana Lynn Keels, Princeton City & Great Oaks ITCD
• Frank Mahnic Jr., ESC of Cuyahoga County                                   
• Andrew Mizsak, Bedford City                                                       
• Beverly D. Rhoads, Hillsboro City & Great Oaks ITCD
• Carrie M. Steele, Preble County ESC                                               
• Adrianne H. Sturm, Canfield Local (Mahoning)
• Don Swonger, Madison-Plains Local (Madison) & Tolles Career & Technical Center
• Charlie Wilson, Worthington City

    2009
    • Lynn Angell, Gallipolis City & Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD
    • Cheryl Blazek, Columbia Local (Lorain)
    • Joyce Brooks, Mahoning County ESC & Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
    • Marilee Broscheid, Hamilton County ESC & Great Oaks ITCD
    • Roger A. Brown, Athens City & Tri-county Career Center
    • Lu Dale, Huber Heights City
    • Michael J. Enriquez, Batavia Local (Clermont)
    • Mark Ewing, Batavia Local (Clermont)
    • Frederick Hunt III, Northwest Local (Hamilton)
    • Mindy Hunter, Greenfield EV
    • Mary Kathryn Karpus, Elyria City & Lorain County JVSD
    • Roger L. Samuelson, Champion Local (Trumbull) & Trumbull Career & Technical Center
    • Warren Stevens, Urbana City & Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    2008
    • Laura Bagshaw, Hillsboro City
    • Jerry Barbee, Bradford EV
    • Richard Foster, Manchester Local (Adams)
    • Rosemary C. Gulick, Parma City
    • Bernie Kessler, Buckeye Central Local (Crawford)
    • Kit Krause, Brooklyn City
    • Catherine L. Krumlauf, Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking) & Tri-County Career Center
    • William G. McCarty, South-Western City
    • Terri Neff, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. City & Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
    • Cristina Pickle, Mad River Local (Montgomery)
    • Martha F. Rothey, Findlay City
    • Julie A. Schafer, Copley-Fairlawn City
    • Stephen Staton, Batavia Local (Clermont) & Great Oaks ITCD
    • Sue Steele, Goshen Local (Clermont) & Great Oaks ITCD
    • Douglas G. Stuart, Rittman EV
    • W. Bryce Watt, Muskingum Valley ESC

    2007
    • Anita S. Brock, Huber Heights City
    • Barbara Cox, National Trail Local (Preble)
    • Larry A. Good, Muskingum Valley ESC
    • Barbara Klingensmith, Ashtabula County ESC & Ashtabula County JVSD
    • Ron Knight, Trumbull County ESC
    • Gail Martindale, Cedar Cliff Local (Greene)
    • Randall E. Smith, Forest Hills Local (Hamilton)
    • James A. Sommer, Greenville City
    • Thomas H. Vandegriff, Zanesville City & Mid-East Career and Technology Centers

    2006
    • David C. Barrett, Warren Local (Washington) & Washington County JVSD
    • John L. Boyer, Waverly City
    • Margaret  Crabtree, Preble County ESC & Miami Valley Career Tech Ctr
    • Everett W. Harris, Springfield Local (Lucas)           
    • Cathy  Johnson, South-Western City
    • Kevin A. Johnston, Preble County ESC
    • Johnnie M. Kimberlin, Jefferson Township Local (Montgomery)           
    • Susie  Lawson, Tri-County ESC & Wayne County Career Center
    • Timothy L. Meyer, Eastwood Local (Wood)           
    • Susan Joy Muniak, Brunswick City & Medina County JVSD
    • Kenneth  Musch, Springfield Local (Lucas)           
    • Jim  Perdue, Reading Community City &  Great Oaks ITCD
    • Rose M. Slaughter, Jefferson Township Local (Montgomery)
    • Linda  Steinbrunner, Coldwater Exempted Village

    2005
    • Walter S. Armes, Whitehall City       
    • Catherine M. Bican, North Royalton City         
    • William A. Brandenburgh Jr., Hamilton County ESC & Great Oaks ITCD
    • Sandra E. Bringman, Sandusky County ESC & Penta Career Center
    • Barbara Cowling, Streetsboro City
    • Karen Dendorfer, Parma City
    • Penelope Getz, Wood County ESC & Penta Career Center
    • Loretta Haugh, Akron City
    • Gene Hodge, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village
    • Rodney Kaiser, Bradford Exempted Village
    • William T. Kerr, Steubenville City & Jefferson County JVSD
    • Rhonda McCrone, Olmsted Falls City & Polaris JVSD
    • Cynthia Pennock-Hanish, Streetsboro City & Maplewood Career Center
    • Barbara Soggs, North Royalton City & Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
    • Mary Stormer, Akron City
    • Peggy Yoder, Ashland City & Ashland County-West Holmes JVSD

    2004
    • Kim Burkhart, West Branch Local (Mahoning)
    • Cheryl M. Clark, Elida Local (Allen)
    • Dannie Greene, Gallipolis City & Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD
    • Dr. Mary Ann Harris, East Cleveland City
    • Larry E. Holdren, Washington County ESC & Washington County JVSD
    • Theodore E. Hubler, Lake Local (Wood)
    • Charles F. Johnson, Urbana City
    • Charlotte McManus, Vinton County Local (Vinton)
    • Katie McNeil, Middletown City & Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
    • JoAnn Miller, Old Fort Local (Seneca)
    • David C. Smith, Elida Local (Allen) & Apollo JVSD
    • Dr. James K. Uphoff, Oakwood City
    • David H. White, Fort Frye Local (Washington)

    2003
    • Heidi Dolezal, North Royalton City & Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
    • Jo Ann Feltner, Franklin City
    • Donald J. Marn, Wickliffe City        
    • Lester C. Marrison, Ashtabula County ESC & Ashtabula County JVSD
    • Daryl M. Michael Jr., New Lebanon Local (Montgomery)
    • Donna J. Myers, Northwestern Local (Clark) & Springfield-Clark County JVSD
    • Ruth M. Nau, Noble Local (Noble)
    • Linda F.R. Omobien, Akron City        
    • Ed Penrod, Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking) & Tri-County Career Center
    • Gail Requardt, East Muskingum Local (Muskingum) & Mid-East Career & Technology Centers
    • Martha C. Shippy, Ashtabula Area City
    • Maryann Stevenson, Ashtabula Area City & Ashtabula County JVSD

    2002
    • Larry Campbell, East Knox Local (Knox)
    • Gilbert Dunn, Bellaire City & Belmont-Harrison JVSD
    • Cathye Flory, Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking) & Tri-County Career Center
    • Dr. Michael Grote, Delaware City & Delaware Area Career Center
    • Dr. Stephen R. Kenzig, Cuyahoga Heights Local (Cuyahoga) & Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
    • Howard Koons, Mid-Ohio ESC & Pioneer Career & Technology Center
    • Wayne Kriynovich, Cuyahoga Heights Local (Cuyahoga)        
    • Ronald J. Krzynowek, Cuyahoga Heights Local (Cuyahoga)        
    • Dr. Paul R. Lockwood II, Erie-Huron-Ottawa ESC & EHOVE JVSD
    • Jane Manemann, Tecumseh Local (Clark) & Springfield-Clark County JVSD
    • Sharon Manson, Waverly City & Pike County Area JVSD
    • Dr. Marsha McDevitt Stredney, Buckeye Valley Local (Delaware)
    • Gail E. Oakes, Pickerington Local (Fairfield)
    • Kenneth A. Perk, Cuyahoga Heights Local (Cuyahoga) & Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
    • Jeff L. Salisbury, Van Buren Local (Hancock)
    • Shelly E. Simon, North Baltimore Local (Wood)
    • William Spahr, Xenia Community City & Greene County Career Center
    • David Thurau, Berea City & Polaris JVSD
    • Roma F. Wallace, Sandusky County ESC & Vanguard-Sentinel JVSD

    2001
    • Peggy L. Batz, Newark City & Licking County JVSD
    • Reno Contipelli, Cuyahoga Heights Local (Cuyahoga) & Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
    • Ervin (Bud) Rutherford, Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village & Vanguard-Sentinel JVSD

    2000
    • Gail Deligianis, Ashtabula Area City & Ashtabula County JVSD
    • Timothy DeLong, Lake Local (Wood)
    • Bonnie Eddy, Napoleon City & Four County JVSD
    • Sandra Griggs, Wauseon Exempted Village
    • Effie Sue Kemerley, Beavercreek City & Greene County JVSD
    • Patricia Pratt, Western Reserve Local (Mahoning)
    • Marie Warden, Vermilion Local (Erie)

    1999
    • Daryl Amstutz, Putnam County ESC
    • Kathleen Bates, Miamisburg City
    • David Becker, Eastwood Local (Wood)
    • Barbara Cape, Olentangy Local (Delaware) & Delaware Area Career Center
    • Arthur Corbin, Greenfield Exempted Village
    • Woodrow Gephart, Ashtabula County ESC & Ashtabula County JVSD
    • Nancy Holtrey, Knox County ESC & Knox County Career Center
    • Edith Kerchenfaut, Allen East Local (Allen)
    • Janice McFerren, Zanesville City
    • Paul Mock, Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking) & Tri-County JVSD
    • Judith Peterson, Miamisburg City
    • Jan Solomon, Lordstown Local (Trumbull)
    • Jennifer Stewart, Zanesville City & Mid-East Career and Technology Center

    1998
    • Kenneth Blair Jr., Newbury Local (Geauga) & Auburn JVSD
    • Susan Clark, Reading Community City
    • Marilyn Helser, Allen East Local (Allen)
    • John Maletta Jr., Miamisburg City
    • Cynthia Heier Treiber, Miamisburg City & Miami Valley Career Technology Center