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President

Monte Bainter

Logan-Hocking Local School District

22/23

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President-Elect

Marc Kreischer

Bloom-Vernon Local Schools

23/24

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Region 1

Brown, Highland,

Ross, and Clermont

Jordan Michael

Eastern Brown Local (Brown)

2024-2027

Pete Ruby

Huntington Local (Ross)

2022-2025

Region 2

Adams, Lawrence,

Pike and Scioto

Adam Pettis

Collins Career Technical (Lawrence)

2023-2026

Marc Kreischer

Bloom-Vernon (Scioto)

2023-2027

Region 3

Hocking, Jackson,

Gallia and Vinton

Monte Bainter

Logan-Hocking (Hocking)

2022-2025

Brian Rau

Wellston City (Jackson)

2024-2027

Region 4

Athens, Meigs,

Morgan and Perry

John Hurd

Trimble Local (Athens)

2022-2025

Dave Hanning

Federal Hocking (Athens)

2022-2025

Region 5

Belmont, Monroe,

Noble and Washington

Kyle Newton

Warren Local Schools (Washington)

2023-2026

Stephanie Starcher

Fort Frye Local Schools (Washington)

2023-2026

Region 6

Coshocton, Guernsey,

Holmes and Muskingum

Dalton Summers

Ohio Valley ESC (Guernsey)

2023-2026

Lori Lowe Muskingum Valley ESC (Muskingum)

2023-2026

Region 7

Carroll, Harrison,

Jefferson and Tuscarawas

Randy Lucas

East Central Ohio (Tuscarawas)

2023-2026

T.C. Chappalear

Indian Creek Local (Jefferson)

2022-2025

Region 8

Ashtabula, Columbiana,

Mahoning, and Trumbull

Joseph Siefke

Lisbon EV (Columbiana)

2023-2026

Dean Appointments

Lisa Harrison

Interim Dean

Patton College, Ohio University

Ex-Officio Members

Barbara Hansen

Education Department

Muskingum College

2015-2023

Tom Gibbs

Athens City Schools

2015-2023

Matt Sheridan

Mid-East CTC

2019-2023

CORAS Legislative Committee

Richard Murray

Co-Chair, Director, CORAS

Marc Kreischer

Co-Chair, President-Elect, CORAS

In the fall of 2021, under the direction of the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) Executive Board, CORAS established a Legislative Committee in partnership with Sunday Creek Horizons. The purpose of this committee is to further understand and communicate rural and Appalachian educational needs to elected officials, and to renew advocacy for solutions to benefit the region’s schools.  

The CORAS Legislative Committee has grown to include fifty regional superintendents and five subcommittees focused on specific educational issue areas. The CORAS Legislative Committee has raised the profile of CORAS statewide, and re-elevated the organization as a leader in Appalachian education policy. The CORAS Legislative Committee has approached the State with funding and policy requests, and in turn has been an invaluable resource for decision makers in Columbus seeking localized expertise.

Legislative Sub Committees

Early Childhood Education, Fair School Funding Formula and Rural Transportation, Rural Facilities, Student Wellness, Teacher Workforce, Ad Hoc Committees on Broadband and College Credit Plus. 

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