Two new members join Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors

Staff report

Brad Geissman and Glenna Plotts were recently sworn in as new members of the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors.

Geissman, who lives in New Washington with his family, is the board’s Crawford County representative. The father of four children who attend Buckeye Central Local Schools, Geissman is a vice president at the Adena Corporation in Mansfield.

“I want to give back to the community, and I think it will be rewarding to be a part of Mid-Ohio ESC,” Geissman says. “I’m still learning about Mid-Ohio, but I’m pleasantly surprised at the multiple services it provides.”

Plotts served as Superintendent of Pioneer Career and Technology Center for nine years and retired in December 2014 after 28 years. She represents Morrow County and is also a member of the Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees.

“I believe in what Mid-Ohio does and the quality services it provides for our schools,” Plotts says. “Linda T. Keller and her staff do an outstanding job. Mid-Ohio offers professional development and also provides guidance to our districts on legislation and changes in education.”

Howard Koons, who served on the board since its inception, said he resigned due to health reasons and because his elected term was up. Koons, who lives in the Bucyrus area with his wife Bonnie, has served on the Crawford County Board of Education and currently serves on the Pioneer Career and Technology Board.

“I’ve enjoyed all the superintendents and the staff, who don’t get the credit they deserve,” says Koons. “And we’ve had a great board.”

Mid-Ohio Board member Dennis Leader resigned in January after being appointed a Morrow County Commissioner.

Other board members include Mary Dixon, Dick Prater, Marge Prater, Kyle Swigart and Douglas Theaker.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, located at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center at 890 W. Fourth St. in Mansfield, provides high quality, cost-effective, specialized academic/ therapy support services and professional development for school districts in the Central Ohio Region. These include offering alternative educational options, preschool education and printing services, as well as conference center facilities.

Staff report