Hamilton, Clermont County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
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Full Biography for Pam Boedeker

Candidate for
Board Member; Forest Hills Local School District


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Pamela L. Boedeker 6935 Stonington Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Profile: Involved in education and leadership positions for over twenty-five years working and volunteering in pre-school through college. Experience enhanced by school board membership, which adds district perspective, practical knowledge of school administration, current information regarding curriculum, finance, law, public relations and legislation. Known for focus on children, work ethic enthusiasm, and ability to deal well with controversy.

Degrees MS Education, School Administration: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio 1994 Middle School Endorsement; Indiana University, Fort Wayne Indiana 1990 MS Education,Elementary Education; Indiana University, Bloomington IN 1970 BS Education, Elementary Education; Indiana University, Bloomington IN 1967

Training and Workshops

Adolescent Development Advisor/Advisee Programs
Assessment Boardsmanship
Cooperative Learning Crisis Planning
Curriculum development Discipline
Drug Education Evaluation
Hands-on-Science Inclusion
Language Arts Leadership
Legislation Multi-age Grouping
Public Relations Responsive Schools
Restructuring School Finance
Security and safety Staffing

Awards and Recognitions

Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Award of Achievement Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Academy of Boardsmanship Life Membership, Indiana Parents and Teachers, Inc. Scholarship recipient, Leadership fort Wayne Board Emeritus, Settlers, Inc.

Avocation 1998-present Scraps etc., Beechmont Avenue and Harper's Point

Educational and Creative Director

Administrative Experience

Williamsburg Local School District, Williamsburg, Ohio

Interim Elementary Principal
K-6 building
565 students
Staff of 40

Teaching Experience Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fifth Grade teacher
Metropolitan School District of Perry township, Indianapolis, Indiana
Fifth Grade Teacher

School Board Experience

1992-present Forest Hills Board of Education, Cincinnati, Ohio

President three years, Legislative and Levy Liaison, Bond Issue Co-Chair, Committee Chair of Curriculum/ Instruction, Policy and Personnel Committees, Member of Finance and Safety committees
Co-chaired successful bond issue campaign to build middle school, high school auditorium and upgrade technology district-wide
Held leadership roles in successful comeback operating levy campaign and national search for superintendent
Appointed to Legislative Action Network by Ohio School Boards Association
Named Mentor by Ohio School Board Mentor Program
Represented Forest Hills at safety and crisis-planning workshops

Ongoing accomplishments include:

Developed process for evaluating superintendent and treasurer
Participated actively in advisory committees studying grade level configuration and middle school practices
Visited schools and attended staff and inservice meetings regularly
Oversaw two-year process of revising district policy manual
Initiated and produced monthly press releases promoting schools
Worked closely with PTAs and forest Hills PTA Council
Attended state and national conferences representing Forest Hills

1988-1990 Board of Education, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Appointed to represent townships, then members-at-large in school system with 52 schools, which were urban, suburban and rural
Involved closely in out-of-court settlement of desegregation suit
Conducted site visits and research for national superintendent search
Fulfilled commitment to visit all 52 schools in first year and maintained closed contact with classroom and building level activities
Collaborated with Indiana School Boards leadership Education Project in developing board training opportunities

Volunteer and Community Leadership Experience

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati, Steering Committee Member

Publicity chairperson for fund raising events
Completed grant writing training
Parents Association, Indiana University, Board Member Anderson High School PTA, Cincinnati Ohio, board Member
Created Welcome Committee and designed materials that have brought both state and national recognition
Contacted state and national legislators in regard to children's issues
Volunteered for variety of student activities from stagehand to after prom
Anderson Area Newcomers, Cincinnati, Ohio, Board Member
Conducted publicity blitz that significantly in creased membership
Arlington Elementary, Northrop High School, Jefferson Middle School PTAs and Fort Wayne PTA Council, board member
Volunteered hundreds of hours as tutor and classroom assistant
Led efforts for school referendums
Lobbied successfully at state level fro reform and finance
Boys and Girls club of Fort Wayne, Indiana, charter board member Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 1989, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Involved in wide variety of community services including an extensive study of illegal drug use in the city

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