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