Jayme Inbody, Joy Anderson, Bonnie Begg, Bernice Welly, Jason Brunswick, Cathy Renn, Tracy McMath, & Tom Davis.
Not Pictured: Dave Rossman
Past Board Members:
• Fred Cramer ’69
• Greg Snyder ’67
• Karen (Eskey) Inbody
• Patty Hollister
• Deb Anderson
• Ron Cable
• Charles Crates ‘63
• Gregg Feller ’76
• Jane Follas ‘74
• Keith Jolliff ‘60
• Linda Kroske ‘59
• Tom Marquart ’79
• Tracy McMath
• Judy Rower ‘65
• Jon Russell ’89
• Bob Steinman ‘66
• Barb Wagner ’68
• Gary Wilson ‘73
• Stephanie Wykes ’96
• Aleta Yates
• Dan Yates ’72
Joy Anderson graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 1997. She then graduated in 2004 from The University of Findlay with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and pursued her license in Social Work. Joy worked at The Family Resource Center in Lima and Findlay providing behavioral health services to children. She also worked at Blanchard Valley Industries as a substitute with the adult population with developmental disabilities. During that time, she also was a Provider for an adult individual and provided respite care for this individual’s family. She then moved to Children’s Mentoring Connection (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters) and served as a Case Manager for seven years. Since then, she’s been called to stay at home.
Joy met her husband Nathan (2000 graduate of AHS) at The University of Findlay in 2004 and they’ve been married for over fifteen years. Nathan is employed at Marathon Petroleum Company as an IT Analyst. They have four energetic boys who are all involved in Arlington in many ways. Griffin is 10, Maxwell is 9, Nolan is 8, and Brennan is 4. Their family attends a wide array of Arlington events that are school and/or community based.
Joy also has become involved in the high school track program. In 2018, she was the high school assistant girls’ coach and in 2019 she was the high school assistant coach for both the girls’ and boys’ teams.
She also stays active helping in the classrooms in the elementary school and feels that’s a high priority. Joy also committed to helping with the Leader In Me program last year (specifically was a leader for the running club every other week, all year long for grades 1-6).
With having four boys growing up in the Arlington school system, she believes serving on the Foundation is a way to keep investing in the youth in the community and to drive them to a higher education.
Jayme Inbody graduated from Cory – Rawson High School in 1987. After high she attended The Boyd Travel and Tourism, Business School in Pittsburgh, PA. She worked at Marathon Oil Company, as a Corporate Travel Consultant coordinating domestic and international business trips for Marathon employees. At present she is employed at Good Samaritan Society –Arlington, where she works as the Senior Living Manager, Community Relations Coordinator. In the Senior Living Manager roll she wears many hats serving the seniors at the Orchards of Arlington. As the Community Relations Coordinator, she enjoys being out in the community sharing the mission and ministry that Good Samaritan advocates. She has been with the Good Samaritan Society for 14 years. Her husband Michael graduated from Arlington High School in 1984, and their daughter Nicole currently attends Arlington Elementary School. Jayme is excited to be a part of the endless possibilities that the Foundation is able to create for the Arlington community.
Dave Rossman – Mr. Rossman is a 1971 graduate of Arlington Local School. In 1976 he graduated from BGSU with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 1982 he earned a masters degree in administration, also from BGSU.
David taught junior high math, science and reading for 6 years at Arlington. In 1982 he accepted the elementary principal’s position at Arlington, which he held for 18 years. In 2000 Mr. Rossman accepted an offer to become the superintendent of Elmwood Local Schools in Wood county. During the 5 years working at Elmwood, Mr. Rossman was the district administrator in charge of a $28 million construction project of a new pre-K -12 building.
In 2005 Mr. Rossman returned to Arlington Local School as superintendent until his retirement in 2007. Between 2005 and 2008 he was instrumental in organizing the steering committee that established the Arlington School Foundation. With AHS alumni and community support, the project has been a great success.
Tom Davis was born and raised in Arlington. He attended Arlington Local Schools grades 1 thru 12, graduating in 1969. He earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College. He went on to work on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Heidelberg College. Tom worked 30 full time years in law enforcement, retiring as a Detective Sargent from the Findlay Police Department. He still serves as an Auxiliary Police Officer with Findlay PD. He currently is the Director of Risk Management and Safety for the Hancock County Commissioners Office. Tom is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He and his wife Judy reside in Findlay and have four grown children, Teresa, Luke, Hope and Julie. Tom portrays the patriot hero John Hancock, is an established musician and has served on numerous other community boards. He joined the ASF to give back to the community of his youth.
Cathy Renn – I was born in New York (Bronx), lived most of my childhood in Connecticut, and then came to Ohio from New Jersey to attend BGSU (1982-1986). I graduated with a BA in Interior Design and worked for Evans Office Equipment for 13 years after graduating.
After my daughters Halle (AHS 2011) and Harmony ( AHS 2017) were born I enjoyed 9 years as a “stay at home mom”. During that time I was a Girl Scout leader for both daughters’ troops, a L.A.M.P. volunteer, 4-H advisor, among many other volunteer positions in the community. Over the years I have also served on the Academic Alliance and the Music Boosters, including the offices of Vice President and President for 3 years.
After going through a divorce, I had to re-enter the workforce. I started at Arlington school in 2007 as an elementary aid and quickly realized that teaching was a calling for me. I earned my teaching license at the University of Findlay in 2-½ years by taking classes at night and in the summer, while working full time as an aid. In the Fall of 2011 I was blessed to be hired at Arlington in my first teaching position at 46 years old! I earned my Master’s Degree in Education in 2016.
I have been a resident of the Arlington School District since 1990, living in my 1850’s farmhouse. I enjoy the outdoors, walking my dog Wally, gardening, hiking, and camping. I also enjoy traveling to see family and my daughters, who are all over the United States!
I am honored to serve on the ASF Board and give back to my school and community. Both of my daughters received scholarships through the Community Foundation and graduated from Ohio University.
Bonnie Begg – I have been a resident of the Arlington School District since August 2001. My husband, Tom, and I have been married twenty-eight years and our children are graduates of Arlington Local School. My daughter, Allie, has since graduated from The Ohio State University, and my son, Drew, is currently a sophomore there. Both of my children benefited from the Arlington School Foundation in receiving academic scholarships to attend college.
I am an educator, and have been a teacher on staff at Arlington Local School since January 2006. Currently I am teaching second grade. My teaching career began in eastern North Carolina, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Then, I earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University.
Various roles I have held include:
Arlington Elementary PTO President (helped organize the first Elementary Fall Festivals during homecoming week)
Served on the Arlington Academic Alliance board
Organized parents for 2015-2016 team football dinners
Was a Saint Michael Catholic Church Sunday CCD Teacher
I am currently serving on the Hancock Local Professional Development Committee, and chair the Early Childhood Committee, which approves teachers in our consortiums professional development plans to renew their teacher licensure.
In addition, I am one of the adult action team members for the elementary Leader In Me Program.
I lead the second and third grade teachers – teacher based team.
I also partner with local colleges, Bluffton University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Findlay in being a cooperative teacher for their student teachers and practicum students.
I have also written grants and received funding through the Hancock Wood Electric Co-op’s Operation Round-Up Program that has benefited our student population of Arlington Elementary.
This fall I was also honored to be asked to serve on the 2019 Community Youth READ Selection Committee as an elementary teacher representative.
Thank you Arlington School Foundation Board Members for striving to maintain the scholarships to support our Arlington Community Youth.
Bernice Welly graduated from Arlington School in 1978 and from Bluffton College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. In 1999, she earned the degree of Master of Arts in Education from Bluffton College. She started teaching at Arlington School on 1984 and retired from here in 2017 after teaching in the positions of 1st grade 5th grade, 6th grade, and junior high. She now substitutes for Arlington and works part-time at Hull’s Trace Wine Cellar. She agreed to serve on the board because education and Arlington has been an important part of her life for many years, and this is a great way to support the school.
Jason Brunswick graduated from Arlington High School in 2007 and the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology. He also graduated from Rhodes State College in 2014 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2018 he earned his MSN from the University of Phoenix. Jason has been employed with Blanchard Valley Health System since 2012 where he is currently the Simulation and Clinical Education Coordinator. His wife Rebecca is a 2008 graduate from Holgate High School. Jason and Rebecca have three young children, Evelyn (5), Lillian (3) and William (1). Rebecca is currently a physical therapist assistant with Bridge Home Health. Serving on the board is important to support the school and the children.
Tracy McMath graduated from Findlay High School in 1981 and from Miami University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. In 1988 she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her law degree. While living in the Greater Cincinnati area, Tracy served one year as a law clerk to Judge John Weld Peck, Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She practiced labor and employment law with Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, before retiring in 1994 to raise her growing family. In 2008, Tracy returned to work practicing law in the Findlay estate planning practice of Ken Lather for 2 years, followed by 8 years as the Development & Planned Giving Officer for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, and presently as the Director of Development for 50 North. Tracy and her husband Jeff have four children who attended Arlington Local Schools: Cole (2010); Beckett (2013); Arden (2014); and Duncan (2018 from Findlay High School). This is Tracy’s second time serving on the Arlington School Foundation Board. Tracy served on the steering committee that founded the ASF and then on the first ASF Board of Trustees. Tracy also played a role in the founding of the Arlington Academic Alliance. Tracy believes in the power of education to equip our young people to be active and positive participants in our community and our world.