Newly revised, the updated Master Board Member status combines the elements of the STAR Awards Program: service, training, aptitude and recognition. All Master Board Members - whether earned through the STAR Award Program or earned previously - will be eligible to become members of the All-Ohio School Board, selected by his or her region's awards committee.


A board member must earn the four components of the STAR Awards within a three-year period. Awards are presented at the spring regional conferences. 

Application process

This award does not require an application; the board member will be notified when he or she has completed the four awards within a three-year period.


A board member who earns each component of the STAR Awards in a three-year period will be recognized as a Master Board Member.

Once a board member becomes a Master Board Member through the newly revised process, that status can be maintained by passing the Aptitude test or receiving a combined 150 points in the Training and/or Service Award categories every three years.

Board members who received the Master Board Member Award prior to April 2020 will retain that status indefinitely without a point or test requirement.

OSBA’s Master Board Members


  • Anthony Caldwell, South-Western City
  • Brenda Kimble, Youngstown City
  • Thomas C. Patterson, Sandusky City


  • Al Haberstroh, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, andTrumbull County ESC
  • Amy Kissinger, Cambridge City
  • Deborah Melda, Lorain County ESC and Lorain County JVS
  • Dr. Bill Shula, Bethel-Tate Local (Clermont)
  • Christine Varwig, Toledo City 


  • Carolyn Gabric, Marlington Local (Stark)
  • Dick Smith, Marysville Exempted Village

• Edward Bischoff, ESC of Central Ohio and Delaware Area Career Center
• Ana Chapman, Berea City
• Michele Elba, Warrensville Heights City
• Michael Fador, St. Clairsville City and Belmont-Harrison Career Center
• Sally Green, Tuscarawas Valley Local (Tuscawaras)
• Kevin Harvey, Strasburg-Franklin Local (Tuscarawas)
• Jane McGinty, Madison Local (Richland)

• Jackie Arendt, North Royalton City and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
• Dr. Robert P Dillaplain, Xenia Community City
• Ray Freeman, Warrensville Heights City
• Millicent Gaiter, Warrensville Heights City
• W. Shawna Gibbs, Columbus City
• John W. Halkias, Plain Local (Stark)
• Sandy Harrod, Hamilton County ESC and Great Oaks Career Campuses
• Patty Miller, Fredericktown Local (Knox)

• 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

• 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

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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)

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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)

    • 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

    • 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