Board of Education

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

John Barno ( has resided in Bexley for 22 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 Bexley High School as a freshman. 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. During his years in Bexley, he has been active in numerous school, community, and church organizations, as well as Bexley athletics and Bexley Boosters.  Mr. Barno previously served as a board member for the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Barno has served on Bexley School Board since January of 2014 and is in his second year as Board President.

Marlee Snowdon ( is an attorney who currently works as a mediator and community advocate.   She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law and a B.A. in Degree history from the University of Southern California.   Ms. Snowdon has served as the chairperson of the Bexley Health and Wellness Committee, the Advocacy Group for Full-Day Kindergarten, the Maryland Elementary Playground Project, and the St. Alban’s Children and Youth Council.  She was also the Maryland Elementary PTO President and currently serves on the Bexley Education Foundation Board and the Ohio School Board Association Federal Relations Network committee.  She was awarded the OSBA Award of Achievement in 2016 and Bexley Friend of Education Award in 2007and is the mother of 3 Bexley City School students. She was first elected to the Board in 2009, re-elected in 2013 and 2017, served as its Vice President in 2012 and 2013, and served as President in 2014 and 2015.  Ms. Snowdon was elected to serve as Vice President again in 2018. Term ends 12/31/21.

Melissa Lacroix ( is a 29 year resident of Bexley. She earned her BA degree in Economics and Mathematics from Tulane University. Her work experience includes time and efficiency management in transportation, facility usage and educational supply purchases. Her 40 years of community service include board experience with the Junior League, Childhood League, Twig 3, St Catharine’s Parish Council and Athletic Board, Bexley Education Foundation, and the Bexley Athletic Boosters. She also has served on two school levy campaign task forces. She is the mother of a CSG graduate, two Bexley graduates and currently has two grandsons in the Bexley schools. She was elected to the board in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. She served as Vice President of the board in 2014 and 2015 and was elected President in 2016 and 2017. She brings to the board her expertise in business with a focus on financial analysis as well as her extensive board experience in the community. 

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 Bexley Middle School. 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 (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.

2019 Board Meeting Dates

February 11

March 11

April 8

May 7 (Special Meeting: 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room) 

May 13

June 10

June 26 (Special Meeting: 7:30 a.m. in the Board Office)

July 4 (Special Meeting/Work Session: 10:30 a.m. in the Board Office)

July 15

August 12

September 9

October 21

November 18

December 9

January 6, 2020 (Organizational and Regular Meeting)

 The Bexley City School District Board of Education commissioned the above survey in order to measure community feedback on the district's progress and several levy options for an operating levy on the November 5, 2019 ballot. For more information or questions on this survey's scientific process, please contact a member of the Board of Education.

Bexley City Schools BOE Meetings