Elected eight times, Mike has served 27 years at
St. Clairsville-Richland City and appointed to Belmont-Harrison Career Center
the past 18 years. He serves as Legislative Liaison for the St.
Clairsville-Richland City board.
A retired teacher, Mike has been active at the region and state
levels of OSBA. He served as president of the Southeast Region in 2017 and has
been a delegate to several Delegate Assemblies at the Capital Conference.
At the state level with OSBA, he has served on the Board of
Trustees, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee,
the Federal Relations Network, Board Member Cabinet, Ambassadors for Education
and the VISA Strategic Plan Review Team as well as attending numerous Board Leadership
Mike is always
prepared for his board meetings and is appreciated by the various staffs for
his support of educational opportunities. He is keenly aware of the variety of
challenges facing the two boards on which he serves. His knowledge of the
issues facing districts at the local, region, state and national level is a
benchmark of his dedication and service.
Active in his community, he is a member of Thoburn United
Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Sons of the American Legion and the Council of
Exceptional Children. Mike and his wife, Bonnie, are the proud parents of two
Mike is known for his
integrity, his honesty, always fair and non-judgmental. He gives of himself to
help others, no matter the time of day and never expects anything in return. He
is always willing. Willing to serve, willing to go and willing to help in any
way. His example and professionalism to others has benefitted his community and
the education of the children in Belmont County the backbone of an outstanding
school board member.