Southeast Ohio school board member receives significant statewide honor

A Scioto County school board member is among five people in the state to receive the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) most prestigious honor.

Sandra Poe, who is a member of the Green Local School Board, will be recognized as a 2015

All-Ohio School Board member Nov. 11 during the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus. OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis will recognize All-Ohio School Board members on the final day of the 60th annual conference, a four-day convention attended by nearly 10,000 Ohio school board members and school leaders.

Each year, OSBA names one board of education member from each of its five regions — Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest — to the All-Ohio School Board. The award recognizes outstanding service to public education and represents the dedication shown by thousands of board members across the state.

All-Ohio School Board candidates are nominated by their respective school boards; OSBA

regional committees then select the five winners.

Poe, who has served six years on the Green board, represents OSBA’s Southeast Region.

In nominating Poe, her colleagues wrote, “she works tirelessly to help create an atmosphere

focused on the best interest of students and the district. She researches, reads, studies and discusses issues with an open mind willing to examine all sides.”

Poe, a retired teacher, is active in multiple school activities, including the District Leadership Team and Project MORE, which strives to improve the reading levels of Ohio’s students with disabilities and at-risk students. Every year, she sends each graduate a card from the board of education.

Poe is her district’s student achievement liaison to OSBA.

She and her husband, John, live in Franklin Furnace. They have three children and three grandchildren.

In its 60th year, OSBA leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.

For more information, contact OSBA or your local school district.