Board of Education

 (Front row from left: Michelle Mineo, Board Member; John Barno, Board President; 
Marley Snowden, Board Vice President; Back row: Kyle Smith, Bexley City Schools Treasurer; Melissa Lacroix, Board Member;  Mike Denison, Board Member; Kimberly Pietsch Miller, Bexley City Schools Superintendent.) 

John Barno ( has resided in Bexley for 17 years with his wife, Karla Rutherford Barno, a Bexley graduate. They have four daughters, including three Bexley High School graduates and one currently enrolled at Cassingham Elementary. Mr. Barno holds B.A. degrees in Communications and Political Science from Heidelberg University and a J.D. degree from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is managing partner of Barno Law LLC located on East Main Street in Bexley. He is active in numerous school and church organizations, as well as Bexley athletics and Bexley Boosters, and has served on the board for the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Barno was sworn in as Board President in January 2018 

Marlee Snowdon ( was reelected in 2013 for a second term on the Board.  She served as President for two years. Holding a B.A. in history from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University College of Law, she formerly practiced labor and employment law. Ms. Snowdon and her spouse, Rick, moved to Bexley in 1997. Two of their children attend Bexley High School and the youngest is at BMS. Named Bexley’s Friend of Education in 2009, she has chaired the district’s All-Day Kindergarten Committee and Maryland’s Playground Project, among other volunteer positions. 

Melissa Lacroix ( is the parent of two Bexley graduates and was reelected in 2015 to a second four-year Board term. She previously served as a time management and efficiency analyst as the manager of the cost analysis department for a steamship company in New Orleans. A 23-year resident, she and husband, Paul raised three children in Bexley. As a community volunteer, she has worked with such organizations as the Childhood League Center, Junior League and St. Catharine's Parish Council, as well as served on two school levy campaign financial task forces. 

Mike Denison ( graduated from Bexley High School in 1995 and was elected in 2015 to a second four-year term.  A designer of exhibits for children's museums and science centers around the world, he returned to Bexley in 2008 with his wife, Meagan Matteson, also a Bexley graduate.  The couple has one son at Montrose and another at BMS. Mr. Denison received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University and holds a Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University. He brings to the Board his experience in design, with a focus on creativity, communication and collaboration.

Michelle Mineo ( is a licensed speech pathologist.  She earned her M.S. from Miami University, and she holds a B.S. in Education also from Miami University.  She has over 25 years of experience in providing speech therapy and consultative services, primarily to individuals with special education needs.  She has served on the Montrose PTO in various capacities since 2010.  She is the mother of two sons attending Bexley Middle School and one son who attends Montrose Elementary.  Michelle and her husband Peter Scott have resided in Bexley since 1998.  She was elected to serve her first term with the Bexley Board of Education starting in 2018. 

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE 2018 dates, Mondays at 6:30pm:

  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 10
  • October 15 (Taste of Bexley is Oct. 8)
  • November 12
  • December 10
  • January 7, 2019 (Organizational and Regular Meeting)

Notice of Special Board Meeting

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 121.22, you are hereby notified that the Board of Education of the Bexley City School District has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Special Meeting will start at 10:45 a.m. in the Board of Education Office Room at 348 S. Cassingham Road, Columbus, OH 43209. The purpose of the meeting is to hire teaching staff, and any other matters that may properly come before the Board.

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