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Members

Bob Bibb

Bob Bibb serves as Chairperson of the Technology and Facilities Committee, Member of the Policy Committee and as the Board's Safety Committee Liaison. He grew up in Cincinnati and has worked for a local finance company for the past ten years. Bob has four daughters: two in college, one at Ayer, and one at Anderson. He loves the outdoors, the Reds, Cyclones, and Ohio State football. One of the reasons that Bob loves Forest Hills School District is the many classes and clubs that it offers. Bob says it's something that he never had when he was a student and he reminds his children all the time how envious he is of them. Current term: 2022-25 (Originally elected in Nov. 2021)

Sara Jonas

Sara Jonas serves as the Board's President, Chairperson of the Policy Committee and Member of the Human Resources Committee. Sara is a 20+ year Anderson Township (AT) resident and a proud Anderson High School (AHS) graduate. She and her husband (AT native and AHS alumnus) chose to educate their own children in Forest Hills School District. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and is currently employed as a Tax Auditor for The Ohio Department of Taxation. Prior to her election to the Forest Hills Board of Education, she served as an alternate on the AT Zoning Commission. She is dedicated to serving the students, staff, and taxpayers of the township she calls home. Current term: 2022-25 (Originally elected in Nov. 2021)  

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Dr. Jason Simmons serves as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Member of the Technology and Facilities Committee. He is an Associate Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in sport marketing and research methods. His research focuses on sport consumer behavior with a focus on this intersection of sport and family. Jason earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with a concentration in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville in 2011, and his Master's degree in Sport Administration from Louisville in 2007. Jason lives in Anderson Township with his wife, son, and three dogs. He regularly volunteers in the community as a youth sports coach, at his son's school events, and as a dive team coordinator at Forest Hills Swim Club in the summers. Jason enjoys playing soccer and sand volleyball, and can be found at Paycor stadium in the fall cheering on the Bengals with his son. Current term: 2024-2027 (Originally elected in Nov. 2023)

Katie Stewart

Katie Stewart serves as the Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning Committee and Member of the Finance Committee. She grew up in Anderson Township and attended the University of Cincinnati. Katie graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is married with six children. Katie has volunteered countless hours with her children’s school and sports. She served on the Anderson Wildcats Football board and was elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the Maddux PTO. Katie was the parent rep for football, club soccer, and the Maddux Running program. Katie has been active in her children’s classroom and multiple school activities. She and her husband chose to raise their children in Anderson Township, the community they love. Katie teaches zumba, water cardio and HIIT workouts at the YMCA, but says being a mom is her full-time job. She enjoys going to the pool with her children in the summer or spending a fun day outside at the park. Current term: 2022-25 (Originally elected in Nov. 2021)

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Dr. Wendy Strickler serves as the Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee and Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. She is an Associate Professor in Reading Science and Director of Teacher Advancement Programs at Mount St. Joseph University. She has a PhD from University of Cincinnati and Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development license from Miami of Ohio. Prior to joining the MSJ faculty, Wendy worked in PreK-12 education for more than 20 years. Her experiences include District Lead Psychologist, coordinating Multi-Tiered System of Supports, coordinating ESL services, supervising psychologists, and providing staff professional development and coaching in reading, mathematics, instruction, and behavior. She worked as an educational consultant, supporting school districts in southwest Ohio to implement evidence-based reading practices in grades Pre-K through high school within a Response to Intervention model. Prior to these consulting roles, Dr. Strickler worked as a school psychologist and an intervention consultant throughout the Cincinnati area. Her career started teaching preschool for children with developmental disabilities at a lab school in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Strickler is excited to serve on the Forest Hills School Board on behalf of students, families, and the community. Current term: 2024-2027 (Originally elected in Nov. 2023)

Committee Assignments - 2024 Calendar Year

Finance Committee
Chairperson: Jason Simmons   
Member: Katie Stewart

Human Resources Committee    
Chairperson: Wendy Strickler  
Member: Sara Jonas

Policy Committee    
Chairperson: Sara Jonas    
Member: Bob Bibb

Teaching & Learning Committee
Chairperson: Katie Stewart    
Member: Wendy Strickler

Technology & Facilities Committee    
Chairperson: Bob Bibb    
Member: Jason Simmons

Board of Education Liaisons - 2024 Calendar Year

Forest Hills Foundation for Education Liaison
Wendy Strickler

Legislative Liaison
Jason Simmons

Safety Committee Liaison
Bob Bibb

Contact Information

Board of Education
7946 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
513-231-3600

You can email the Board of Education at board@foresthills.edu or reach out to individual Board Members with the email addresses linked above by clicking on their names.

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