Ohio

Commissioner

Pete LuPiba
Pete LuPiba

Primary Point of Contact

Pete LuPiba
Executive Director
OBM Communications
30 East Broad Street, Floor 34
Columbus, OH, 43215
pete.lupiba@obm.ohio.gov, ph 614.466.6573

Secondary Point of Contact

Chip Merkle
Youth Specialist
Beightler Armory
2825 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
william.j.merkle5.ctr@army.mil,
ph 614.336.7456 or 614.296.7694

Danny Eakins
Ohio Dept of Veterans Services,
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
daniel.eakins@dvs.ohio.gov, ph 614.728.4925

School Liaison(s)

Air Force
Trina Pauley
Education Program Specialist & School Liaison
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
trina.pauley@us.af.mil ph (937) 656-0942
Website: https://www.wrightpattfss.com/school-liaison

Shatila Smith
School Liaison Program Manager
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
shatila.smith@us.af.mil ph. (937) 656-8685
Website: https://www.wrightpattfss.com/school-liaison

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Chief State School Officer

Stephen D. Dackin, Director, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

Education Designee

Brittany Miracle, Assistant Director, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

Military Family Education Liaison

Trina Pauley, School Liaison Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB

Military/DOD Representative

Lt Col Roberson Hill, 88th Mission Support Group Commander, Wright Patterson AFB

State Council Members

Pete LuPiba, State Council Chair
Thomas D Rutan, Commissioner Emeritus (51 Years serving in Public Education)
William C Merkle, Ohio Army and Air National Guard & State Co-Chair of Rutan Council
Ashley Twedt, Chief Administrator of Ohio MIC3 Google Site & State Vice-Chair of Rutan Council
Tammy Puff (U.S. Army Veteran), The Honorable Mike DeWine – Office of the Governor
Trina Pauley, School Liaison Officer – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Lieutenant Colonel Roberson Hill, 88th Mission Support Group U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant Jason D Durell, U.S. Army Medical Brigade Command Columbus
Chris Picha, Department of Veterans Services
Kristin Ronai, Ohio High School Athletic Association
Shari Obrenski, Ohio Federation of Teachers
Dr. Becky Hornberger, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
Tim Freeman, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
Tom Perkins, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Senator Terry Johnson, Senate
Senator Vernon Sykes, Senate
Representative Brian Lampton, House of Representatives
Minority Leader, Allison Russo, House of Representatives
Darren Miller, Ohio School Counselor Association (Crestview Local)
Adreana Tartt, Department of Mental Health, and Addiction Services
Callie Haas, Association of Purple Star Schools (Penta CTC Counselor)
Dr. Kathy McFarland, Ohio School Boards Association
Chad Wyen, Highly Impacted District Superintendent – Mad River Local
Jared Shank, Department of Higher Education
Courtney Tyree, U.S. Army – Education Supports
Chad Marzec, Association of Purple Star Schools (Liberty-Benton HS Coach)
Eric Petro, Department of Education – Interim Coordinator of Ohio Troops to Teachers
Matt Cox, Association of Purple Star Schools (Big Walnut MS Teacher, Former Principal)
Jenn Davis, Association of Purple Star Schools (Studebaker Preschool Teacher)
Dr. Michelle Lewis, State Historian of Rutan Council
Jason Scragg, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, Purple Star Schools & State Secretary of Rutan Council

State Council Meeting

Ohio State Council Meeting, May 10, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 23, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 13, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, May 14, 2018
Agenda May 14, 2018
Ohio State Council Meeting, November 15, 2018
Agenda November 15, 2018
Ohio State Council Meeting, April 24, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, July 15, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 29, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 9, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, April 17, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, May 21, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 24, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 4, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 31, 2021
Agenda | Minutes
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 9, 2022
Agenda
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 5, 2022
Agenda
Ohio State Council Meeting, March 31, 2023
Agenda

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End of Year Report

Resources

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