Dayton Board of Education…We Appreciate You!
January was Board of Education Appreciation month and we want to take a moment to thank and recognize our outstanding Board of Education members.
Rosann Sharon (Chair): Rosann spent her educational career at Dayton High School where she taught high school math. Upon retiring, Rosann was elected to the Board of Education where she has served since 2008. Rosann’s dedication goes beyond serving as Chair of the Board as she is a fixture at Lincoln Elementary School where she volunteers full-time.
Bernie Pfeffer: (Vice-Chair): Bernie has served on the Board of Education twice. His first tenure was from 1990-2002. He ran again in 2008, where he has served since. Bernie’s son and daughter are both Dayton High School graduates.
Diane Huff: Diane is a graduate of Dayton High School and spent her educational career at Dayton Schools, where she was a middle school math teacher and then guidance counselor for Dayton Middle School and High School. She was appointed to the Board of Education in 2010 when a seat became vacant and has served ever since. Diane’s son and daughter are both Dayton High School graduates.
Carrie Downard: Carrie is a graduate of Dayton High School. She was elected to the Board of Education in 2014 and has served since. Carrie has three children – her daughter is a Dayton High School graduate and her two sons currently attend Dayton Schools.
Bret Neuspickle: Bret is our newest Board of Education member. He was appointed in February 2019 when a seat became vacant, and was elected in November 2019 for his first 4-year term. Bret’s son and daughter attend Dayton Schools and his is the proud father of a 2018 Dayton graduate.
Our board members serve for 4 years and are elected by the voters of the City of Dayton. Our board members freely serve our school community and provide leadership in areas such as mission, policy making, budget, and providing resources to improve achievement for each student in the district. A board member must carry out responsibilities for the benefit of, and in the interest of, individuals and groups in the school district.
The excitement about our Growing and improving school district is rooted in the work of our board of education. The academic improvements that led to our district being named the only River City District in NKY to be a Distinguished School District, is the direct work of the leadership provided by our board of education.
They are tireless and selfless members who work to make sure our school lives our mission to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students! When you see them about town, please take a moment to thank them for all that they do to Grow our Future!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Please congratulate this young lady, Johnessah Barbiea, as she has earned our Athlete of the Month honor. Johnessah is one of the FEW Lady Devils to ever score 1000 points in her basketball career and it is not over yet. She was recently named to the All-Tournament team for the All-A Classic, where she scored 15 points again the All-A eventual Champions. Johnessah has been the regional champion several times over in Track and Field and holds school records in the jumps and has twice by the Conference Track and Field Athlete of the year. She is also a stand-out volleyball player, earning All-Tournament and All-Conference honors. Aside from these athletic accomplishments, Johnessah is a hard worker who is a true joy to coach and know. Continue making us all proud, Jumpin' J!!