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Gina Franks (Board President)
Director of Student Services, Dover City Schools
State Board of Directors, August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024
(Female Representative, East District)

Franks is a 1990 graduate of Tuscarawas Valley High School where she played volleyball. Franks competed on the women’s golf team at Alderson-Broaddus College where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Education. She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College in 2002 and a master’s degree Educational Leadership from Salem University in 2014.

Franks began her professional career at Sandy Valley Local Schools as a middle level science teacher. Franks was active in coaching at the youth sports level that served many school districts and also coached at the junior high and high school levels. Franks took a middle level science teacher job in the Dover City School District in 2004 and then moved to Assistant Principal in 2014. Franks became the Director of Student Services at Dover City Schools in 2018.

Franks has served as the Female Representative on the East District Athletic Board for the last seven years. She was the EDAB President during the 2019-2020 school year. Franks has also served as a sport liaison for volleyball, tennis, softball and bowling.

Gina and her husband Steve have been married for 25 years and are the parents of two children. Brenton is a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team at Muskingum University and Jenna is an intervention specialist, and coach for Dover City Schools.

Dr. Jayson Selgo (Board Vice President)
Superintendent, Archbold Area Local School District
State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2025
(Class AA Representative, Northwest District)

Selgo is a 2001 graduate of Archbold High School. In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Bowling Green State University where he played baseball for the Falcons. Selgo continued his education during his teaching career and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from BGSU in 2008, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Findlay in 2016.

Selgo began his professional career teaching social studies at Norwalk High School from 2005-2009. During his four years at Norwalk, Jay coached football, Junior High Basketball, baseball, and softball. In 2009 Selgo became the principal of North Central Junior High and High School. He then became the high school principal at Ottawa-Glandorf High School where he served for over six years. In 2019, Jay accepted the superintendent’s position at Archbold Area Local Schools and currently remains in that role.

Jay has been on the Northwest District Athletic Board since the 2011-12 school year. He was elected as a Class A representative for the 2011-12 school year; was appointed as an interim Class AA representative for the 2012-13 school year; was elected to a six-year term as a Class AA representative beginning in 2013-14 and was re-elected to another six-year term as a Class AA representative beginning in 2019-20.

Jay and his wife, Olivia, have been married for 14 years and have four children. Irelyn who is 14, Emersyn who is 13, Gehrig who is 9, and Crew who is 4.

Dr. William R. Nye Jr. 
Superintendent, Grand Valley Local Schools
State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2024
(Class A Representative, Northeast District)

Nye graduated from Grand Valley Local Schools where he played football, wrestling and baseball. Nye was a state champion in wrestling and received a scholarship to attend West Virginia University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science and a Master of Science in Agricultural Microbiology and Plant Pathology. Nye continued his education and obtained a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Youngstown State University, where he is currently authoring a dissertation for a Doctorate of Educational Leadership.

During his professional career Nye coached football for 15 years, wrestling for eight years, and track for eight years. He also officiated wrestling for 15 years, working 13 sectionals, 13 districts, and two state tournaments.

Bill and his wife Leah reside on a large family farm in Hartsgrove Township, the school district that Nye currently serves. They have four children who have all moved on to careers in technology, medicine, and business. Bill’s hobbies include agriculture, high school athletics, outdoor recreation, and home improvements.

  Bo Arnett
  Dean of Students/Athletic Administrator, Waverly High School
  State Board of Directors, August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024
  (Class AAA Representative, Southeast District)
 Bo Arnett is a graduate of Waverly High School (1980) and Ohio University (Bachelor of Science in   education, 1986). He went on to earn his master’s degree in educational leadership (2004) from Ohio   University.
 Bo began his teaching career at Western Local Schools in Latham as a fifth-grade teacher. He later moved into the junior high school to teach science and also began his coaching career at Western. He held various positions for 14 years in the sports of baseball, basketball, track & field and cross country. Bo led the 1992 cross country team to the school’s first state tournament, where they finished 14th. He also was the head coach of the girls basketball team, which won two sectional titles and one district runner-up, and he was named coach-of-the-year twice in the Southern Hills League and once in District 14.
In 1999, Bo was hired at Waverly High School to be the athletic administrator. While at Waverly, the Tigers have won several league, sectional and district championships and several athletes have qualified for state competitions. He has also overseen several improvements to the athletic facilities. A renovation of the football field included the installation of new turf, a new fieldhouse, new bleachers and a new track surface. A renovation of the gymnasium included replacing the floor, renovating the varsity locker room and installing new scoreboards. He has also opened a new weight room and implemented a strength and conditioning class during the school day. He has also been involved in starting a hall of fame at the school.
Bo is a member of the Southeast District Athletic Administrators Association (SEOIAAA), Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and the National Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He was elected to the Southeast District Athletic Board in 2011 and is currently serving his first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors. He has received several awards, including Southeast Athletic Director of the Year, Citation Award, Meritorious Award and he was elected to the OIAAA Hall of Fame in 2011.
He has also served as a manager for OHSAA tournament for 20 years in the sports of football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.
Bo lives in Waverly with his wife of 37 years, Valerie. They have two grown children: daughter Kaci Kortis (husband Adam) works at the University of Cincinnati, and son Trevor (wife Laura) works as a home inspector. They also have three grandsons, Bo, Theo and Asa.
Jeff Wheeler
Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director, Meadowbrook High School/Middle School
State Board of Directors, August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024
(Class AA Representative, East District)

Wheeler is a 2003 graduate of Maysville High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Marietta College in 2007 where he studied Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in math and science. He continued his education at Salem International University where he obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2012.

Wheeler began his professional career as a secondary coach for the Marietta College football program during the 2007 season. Wheeler moved into teaching in 2008 at Foxfire High School as a math and science teacher. During his five years in the classroom Wheeler also coached football, boys basketball and baseball. Wheeler held several administration positions in the Rolling Hills School District. In 2013, Wheeler took the position of Athletic Administrator at Meadowbrook Highschool and Middle School. In addition to that position, Wheeler served as Superintendent/Principal of Foxfire East Academy for two years, Middle School Principal for one year and is currently in his fifth year as Meadowbrook High School Assistant Principal.

Wheeler has served as the Class AA representative on the East District Athletic Board since August 2017. During 2019-2020, Jeff was the vice president of the East District board, and he served as the president during the 2020-2021 school year. This is Jeff’s first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors.

Jeff and his wife Ashlee have been married for 13 years and are the parents of two children. Txanthon is in 5th grade and Palmer is in 3rd grade. Both students attend Brook Intermediate in the Rolling Hills School District and are very active in many different sports and activities.

Andy Bixler
 Superintendent, Anna Local Schools 
 State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2025
 (Class A Representative, Southwest District)

Bixler is a 1988 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Miami University in 1992 and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton in 1996.

Bixler has been serving as the Superintendent of Anna Local Schools since 2006. Prior to this, he began his professional career at Brookville High School (1992-1995) and then Preble Shawnee High School for four years teaching mathematics at both schools. During his time as a teacher, he coached football, basketball, and track. Bixler was then selected as the high school principal at Preble Shawnee until serving as the high school principal at Anna High School in 2001 and served for five years.

Bixler was elected to the Southwest District Athletic Board in 2004 and was reelected as a Class A rep in 2006. He has served continuously on the Southwest Board for the past 18 years.

Andy and his wife, Kim, have been married for 25 years and have three children, Bart, Hope and Blake. Bart attends Hillsdale College and Hope begins at Miami University in the fall of 2022.  Blake is a 9th grader at Anna High School.

 Molly Feesler
 Athletic Director, Thomas Worthington High School 
 State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2025
 (Class AAA Representative, Central District)

Feesler is a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus. She graduated from Rio Grande College with a Bachelor of Science degree studying both Mathematics and Physical Education.

Feesler played volleyball and basketball in high school and college.

Feesler has taught throughout Central Ohio for many years. She taught mathematics at Columbus Public Schools, St. Franics DeSales, and in the Pickerington Schools. During her time teaching she coached volleyball, soccer, basketball, and softball. Feesler’s head softball coaching career spanned a total of 18 years, coaching at St. Francis DeSales, Pickerington High School and Pickerington High School North. Feesler also served as the District Association President, the State Coaches Association President, and the State Softball Coaches Association Secretary.

Feesler has also had an administration career that spans nearly 20 years. She has served as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at St. Francis DeSales, and as an Athletic Director in the Bexley City Schools, Pickerington High School North and is currently in the role at Thomas Worthington High School. Feesler served on the Central District Board for one term beginning in 2008. This is her first term on the Board of Directors.

Molly is a member of the State Softball Coaches Hall of Fame along with the St. Francis DeSales Athletic Hall of Fame.  She currently resides in Columbus.

Paul Stone
 Athletic Director, Oakwood Junior High School
 State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2025
 (7th and 8th Grade Representative,  Southwest District)

Stone is a 1988 graduate of Norton High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from Edinboro University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics and also played football for the Scots. Stone continued his education at the University of Dayton where he obtained a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2003.

Paul is in his 28th year of education, and he is currently the junior high athletic director and also the director of attendance at Oakwood Jr./Sr. High School. Paul began his educational career at Trotwood-Madison High School, where he worked for two years as a high school math teacher. In 1995, he was hired at Oakwood High School as a math teacher and as an assistant football coach. In 1996, Paul was hired as the varsity girls basketball coach, then was hired as the head football coach at Oakwood in 1997. Paul coached both varsity football and girls basketball for five seasons. In 2001, Paul was hired as the varsity boys basketball coach. He coached both varsity football and basketball until 2010. Paul just finished his 21st year as the varsity boys basketball coach. He is currently teaching Business Calculus and Algebra.  

Paul and his wife, Annie, a former English teacher at Oakwood, have been married for 22 years. They have three kids, Abbie (20) will be a junior at the University of Alabama, Ethan (18) will be a senior at Oakwood High School, and Ellerie (14) will be a freshman at Oakwood High School. The Stone family has resided in Oakwood since 2008. 

 David Alvarado
 Principal, Columbian High School 
 State Board of Directors, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2025
 (Ethnic Minority Representative, Northwest District)

Alvarado is a 1989 graduate of Hopewell-Louden High School. He continued his education at Bowling Green State University, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Science in Education degree and his master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. Alvarado began his professional career at Tiffin Columbian High School where he taught mathematics and coached baseball. In 2003, he accepted a position with Findlay City Schools as an Assistant Middle School Principal/Athletic Director.

In 2006, Alvarado moved to the middle school principal position and remained with Findlay City Schools until 2015. He accepted the superintendent position at Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools in 2015. From 2017-2022 Alvarado served as the Associate Principal at Findlay High School. He got the opportunity to return to Tiffin Columbian High School as the principal in 2022 where he is currently employed. Alvarado finished the remaining term of the NDAB member before being elected in 2020.

David and his wife, Jeanine, have been married for 29 years and have two adult children, Dylan and Ryan. Dylan is a 2020 graduate of the University of Toledo and works as a Mechanical Engineer for Owens-Illinois. Ryan is a 2022 graduate of The Ohio State University and currently is completing coursework for his master’s degree from the University of Findlay.

G​len Gillespie
State Board of Directors Since August 1, 2020
(Ex-Officio, Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association)
Glen is a graduate of Circleville High School. He received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio Northern University and master’s degree in sports administration from Ashland University.
Glen retired after 35 years in education and 22 years as an athletic administrator. During his time as an athletic administrator, he worked in Marietta (five years), New London (three years) and Wilmington (one year) and spent his last 13 years at Sylvania Southview High School, retiring in 2012. He was appointed executive director of the OIAAA following the death of Bruce Brown in June 2020.
A longtime member of the Northwest District Athletic Administrators Association Board, Glen has been a presenter at both the state and national levels. He has served on the NIAAA Publications Committee from 2002-15 and was the editor for the Ideas That Work section of the IAA magazine. He is a member of the LTI national faculty and was Chair of LTI 608. In 2012 Glen was appointed Ohio LTI coordinator and the newsletter editor. He received the state NFHS Citation Award in 2007 and was a 2012 inductee into the OIAAA Hall of Fame. In 2014 he was awarded the NIAAA Distinguished Service Award.   
Glen is married to Twila and they have two children, Blake and Alisha.

Dr. Scott J. Hunt
Ex-Officio Executive Director, Field Relations, Ohio Dept. of Education

Dr. Scott J. Hunt joined the Ohio Department of Education in the newly    created role of Executive Director for the Office of Field Relations in April 2019. Dr. Hunt has 33 years of experience in the K - 12 and postsecondary educational settings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Bethany College, Bethany, WV. While teaching in Naples, FL, he earned his master’s degree in education from the University of South Florida, focusing on guidance and counseling. He earned his EdD in education from NOVA Southeastern University, specializing in organizational leadership.  

Dr. Hunt served for six years (2013-2019) as Superintendent of Cardinal Local Schools in Geauga County. Prior to the superintendency, Dr. Hunt served 15 years (1998-2013) in the Perry Local School district in Lake County as a high school counselor, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and Director of College and Career Readiness. He also spent 4 years (1994-1998) as a teacher and counselor in the Beachwood City Schools, 1 year (1993-1994) as a middle school teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and 4 years (1989-1993) as a 5th grade teacher in the Collier County Public Schools in Naples, FL. Dr. Hunt also served as an adjunct professor at Lake Erie College and currently teaches Educational Leadership courses through the American College of Education (ACE).