How many years have you been in the school business profession?
I have been in school business for 20 years. Five years as the assistant treasurer, and 15 as treasurer.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date?
My proudest moment is that in my former district, we had gone into fiscal watch, and through a series of strategic cuts and a lot of work we were able to get the five-year forecast in the black for all five years.
What do you feel is the most important part of your job?
Making sure our kids get the best education possible. We accomplish this through our budgeting process and making sure that our teachers have what they need to in order to provide the best education possible. We’re in the education business, and that's what I think we should strive for.
What’s one thing you feel makes your district unique in the state?
We have a student representative on our school board. They are elected to the school board every year and sit at the table with all of us in board meetings. They also talk to our state legislator and other elected officials. This past year they did a wonderful job promoting the fact that we need a new state funding formula, and talked to them about state testing.
What at the top of your bucket list?
I would love to go to the National Championship College Football.
What is your favorite TV show?
Right now, it’s “This Is Us.” I could binge-watch it all weekend long.
What's your favorite movie?
The Sound of Music. I can sing every song throughout the whole movie and so can my husband. So delighted when he hears that.
When someone finds out what you do, what's the question they always ask you?
“What do you do during the summer, since you get the summer off?” Which of course then my reply is that it’s probably my busiest time of the year, so I am actually in the office all the time.
How many years have you been an OASBO member?
20 years, since the start of my career in education.
How did you first get involved in OASBO?
I was very lucky because when I was assistant treasurer, the treasurer at Huber Heights City Schools wanted me to get involved with OASBO from the get-go.