Profiles Of Ohio State School Board Members
Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings is the newest member of the Ohio Board of Education. She brings with her a long history in education affairs. She also favors schools partnering with businesses, community officials and parents.
Stephanie Dodd, the District 9 representative on the State Board of Education in Ohio, has a history in politics, having worked as a fundraiser for Democrats. Also, her husband, Dan Dodd, is a former state lawmaker who now works as a lobbyist for private preparatory and religious schools. In her mainly rural district, she cites the lack of technology as one of her biggest concerns.
Politically neutral Michael L. Collins is the elected State Board of Education member from District 6 in Ohio. He decries the increasing political nature of the board and the lack of a responsible and fair funding system to pay for education in Ohio.
Deborah Cain was president of the State Board of Education in Ohio until elections installed a Republican governor. Once that happened, the makeup of the board changed and she was in the minority. She says her main goal is to support traditional public schools.