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
    Superintendent/CEO
    Dr. John Stanford (interim)
    Stan Bahorek
    Treasurer/CFO
    Stan Bahorek
    Carolyn Smith
    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
    Sharee Wells, Executive Director – High School Division
    Theresa Pettis, Executive Director – Middle School Division
    Danny Graves, Executive Director – Elementary Division
    Kathryn Moser, 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
    Julie Pfeiffer, Interim Senior Executive Director of Human Resources
    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