270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
spirit of success


Board of Education Appointments
Under Ohio Law, the Board of Education is charged with the hiring of three direct reports, including the Superintendent/CEO, the Treasurer/CFO, and the Internal Auditor. The Columbus City Schools Board of Education has taken this responsibility very seriously, and has secured three highly qualified and well respected individuals to lead the District.
Dr. John Stanford (interim) 
Stan Bahorek 
Internal Auditor/CAE
Carolyn Smith 
Senior Leadership Team
Maria Stockard, Chief of Staff
Alesia Gillison, Chief Academic Officer
David Baker, Senior Executive Director of Academic Services
Ed O’Reilly, Executive Director – High School Division
Theresa Pettis, Executive Directors – Middle School Division
Danny Graves, Executive Director – Elementary Division
Ronda Welch, Executive Director – Elementary Division
Katherine Leffler, Executive Director of Special Education & Student Support Services
Sandee Donald, Executive Director, Office of Teaching & Learning
Dr. Machelle Kline, Chief Accountability Officer
Marcy Drafts, Executive Director of School Improvement & Innovation
Pegeen Cleary, Executive Director of Workforce Development, Career Tech & Adult Education
Maurice Oldham, Chief Operating Officer
Barbara McGrath, Senior Executive Human Resource Administrator
Annette Morud, Senior Executive Director of Business & Operations
Scott Varner, Executive Director of Strategic Communications & Public Relations
Larry Braverman, General Counsel
Scott Gooding, Executive Director of Budget & Financial Management
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Our Mission: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
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