Board of Education

Board of Education

Reynoldsburg City Schools Board of Education Vacancy- Application Window Closed
Thank you to all who applied for the Reynoldsburg City Schools’ Board of Education Member position as we work to fill the unexpired term of Board Member Julie Towns, who resigned effective May 31, 2024.

The application window has closed. The Board of Education will review all applications and conduct interviews during a special board meeting(s). Meeting dates will be announced at a later date. All submitted materials are subject to public records.

The Board plans to appoint a new board member at an upcoming board meeting on or shortly after June 18, 2024.

A complete list of applicants can be found with the Treasurer's Office, by calling 614-501-1020.

We appreciate all of the community members who applied and are interested in working to empower leaders who impact the NOW and innovate the FUTURE.
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To address the Board of Education during BOE Meetings, members of the Reynoldsburg community may contact the Treasurer prior to a regular meeting or fill out a request form in person at a regular meeting.

Board of Education

The Board of Education makes all fiscal and policy decisions for the district. The five-member board is elected by voters who live within the school district boundaries. Terms last four years.
 
Responsibilities of the board include: selecting and employing a superintendent; selecting and employing a treasurer; determining an annual budget and appropriations; providing needed facilities; providing funds to operate the district; approving or rejecting the recommendations of the superintendent in matters of policy, appointment of dismissal of employees, salaries, courses of study, selection of textbooks and other matters; requiring reports of the superintendent concerning the conditions, efficiency and needs of the district; evaluating the effectiveness with which the district is achieving the educational purposes of the board, informing the public about the progress and needs of the district; and adopting policies for governance.
 
The public is welcome to attend board meetings, which are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our District Calendar for meeting information. 

Board Members

 
Front left to right: Reynoldsburg Board of Education student representative Pratima Neopaney, Board President Angela Abram, Board member Mandy Young. Back left to right: District Treasurer Angele Latham; Board members Neal Whitman and Julie Towns; Board Vice President Jeni Quesenberry; and Superintendent Dr. Tracy R. Reed.

 

Angela Abram, President
(614) 501-0915
[email protected]
A 25-year resident of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Angela is a mother of four adult children who all attended Reynoldsburg schools, with the most recent graduate being a member of the class of 2020.
 
A graduate of Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health, Angela is a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) (OTR/L) and licensed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy Board and the Ohio Department of Education. She is a pediatric developmental specialist serving children with neurodiversity, as well as those with differing cognitive, intellectual, emotional, physical and learning abilities.
 
Appointed in 2019 and elected November 2021, Angela is in her second year as Board of Education president. She currently serves on finance, policy, citizens advisory and city liaison committees. At the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) level, Angela serves on the hospitality committee and the Black Caucus committee, and was the 2023 Reynoldsburg delegate.
 
Local community activities include serving on Reynoldsburg Special Olympics; Reynoldsburg Community Association, where she co-chairs Christmas on the Town; Reynoldsburg Visitors Bureau; and the planning committee for Reynoldsburg Juneteenth. She is a proud member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Mount Vernon Avenue AME Church, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. An arts lover, she enjoys live music, visual arts, dance, poetry and spoken word. Enjoying physical fitness, she walks a 5k daily and has completed five half marathons.

Jeni Quesenberry, Vice President
(614) 306-5386
Jeni Quesenberry is a long-time resident of Reynoldsburg. She attended schools and graduated from Reynoldsburg City Schools. She is also a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and The Ohio State University.  Her children and some grandchildren also attended school in the district. Mrs. Quesenberry is a retired teacher and elementary school administrator and has previously served on the Reynoldsburg City Schools Board. 

Julie Towns
Julie Towns
(419) 236-9107
Julie and her family have resided in Reynoldsburg since August 2011. She has lived in Central Ohio since 2003. Prior to moving to the Columbus area, Julie grew up in Northwest Ohio near Lima. She has two daughters currently in the district. In her professional career, Julie has worked as an elementary teacher for 22 years. She has a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Ohio Dominican University. Julie has served on the Reynoldsburg City Schools Board of Education since January 2022. In a volunteer capacity, she is active in her church where she loves to sing with the praise and worship team. She is also a liaison for student achievement to the Ohio State Board of Education and she serves on the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreations Committee. Julie enjoys serving on committees in her community and loves attending community events and festivals. In her free time, Julie loves supporting her children through the arts in dance, orchestra and color guard, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Neal Whitman
Neal Whitman
(614) 260-1622 
[email protected] 
Now serving his third term on the Board, Neal grew up in Texas, earning his BA at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to Ohio in 1992, and over the years gradually became a Buckeye: meeting and marrying his wife Amanda; settling in Reynoldsburg in 1999; graduating with a PhD in linguistics from Ohio State University in 2002. He and Amanda have two sons, who both attended Reynoldsburg Schools from kindergarten; graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 2017 and 2019; and went on to study at OSU. Neal works at the Intercultural English Language Programs in the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU, where he teaches academic writing, as well as spoken English for international teaching assistants. He has developed a passion for the history of Reynoldsburg Schools, and over the past several years has created interactive maps of District and City boundaries; written a history covering 75 years of the District’s successes and failures with tax levies; and digitized all of the surviving Board minutes from 1912-1951 to be stored with those that were already in digital form.
 
Mandy Young
(740) 251-3131
Mandy has been a board member since January 2022. She grew up in Cardington, Ohio and moved to Reynoldsburg City School district in 2002. She is married and has two children; her oldest daughter attends The Ohio State University and her youngest is a Reynoldsburg City Schools student. Mandy graduated with a bachelor of arts in English from The Ohio State University in 2000.  Mandy is an insurance agent with Nationwide Insurance. She currently serves on the Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical Schools Board of Education, writes for the Reynoldsburg Magazine, and enjoys reading in her spare time.



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