Board of Education

Bexley Board of Education

Top row from left to right - John Barno, board member; Michelle Mineo, board member; Kyle Smith, treasurer; Victoria Powers, board vice president
Bottom row from left to right - Marlee Snowdon, board president; Jason Fine, superintendent;  Alissha Mitchell, board member

Board of Education Bios

Marlee Snowdon ([email protected]) 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 2007 and 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, 2013, 2018 and 2019.  She currently serves as President. Ms. Snowdon was previously President in 2014 and 2015. Term ends 12/31/21.

Michelle Mineo ([email protected]) 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.

John Barno ([email protected]) 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 served two years as Board President.
Alissha Mitchell ([email protected]) and her husband Brian are ten year residents of bexley. They have five children, including two Bexley High School graduates and one currently enrolled at Bexley High School as a sophomore, and one in sixth and third grade. Alissha is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University with a degree in Business Administration. As a Commercial Property Manager for NAI Ohio Equities, LLC, Alissha oversees nearly 300,000 square feet of commercial real estate operations in Central Ohio. An active community member since arriving to Bexley, Alissha has volunteer coached, and served as one of the founding members of the now Bexley Minority Parent Alliance before her board appointment. She is a current member of the Bexley Education Foundation, a current member of the Bexley Building, Zoning, and Planning Board, and was unanimously appointed to serve an unexpired term to the Bexley Board of Education in 2015 and elected to finish that term in 2016-2017. Alissha brings a unique knowledge to the board in facilities operations, management and budgeting.  You will often see Alissha and her family at any number of Bexley sporting events with active student athletes and an intense team spirit for the Lions! 
Victoria Powers ([email protected]) is adjunct faculty at Capital University Law School and volunteers with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. She and her husband, David Horn, have lived in Bexley since 1997 and have two sons, Graham and Simon, who are both Bexley High School graduates. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She retired from the Ice Miller law firm in 2018, where she chaired the firm’s financial restructuring practice group and served in firm management in a number of capacities. She remains involved in the Ice Miller Foundation’s Day of Service program. Victoria was recognized in 2019 by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers and top 50 women lawyers in Ohio. She has served on a number of community boards, including the Bexley Education Foundation, the Bexley Music Parents, and the Columbus Montessori Education Center. Victoria currently serves on the board of BalletMet (chair, 2015 – 2017), is a member of session at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, serves as treasurer of the Mt. Holyoke College Central Ohio Alumnae Club, captains a Pelotonia peloton, and sings and serves with the Harmony Project. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board. 

Board of Education's Statement on Racism

 The Bexley Board of Education acknowledges the voices and expectations of our community in response to recent events that call on us to confront racism, not only through conversation but also definitive action. We recognize our critical role in shaping and cultivating an educational experience that ensures that each student, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, feels valued, supported, and free. We believe this is essential to any public school environment, and that our work in recent years towards this goal is merely the beginning and not the end of our journey.

Meeting Procedures - July 2021

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Bexley Board of Education meetings will return to being held in the Cassingham Complex Community Room.

Meetings will be in-person and open to the public. Ohio House Bill 197 and House Bill 404, which allowed for public bodies to meet remotely, expired July 1, 2021. Therefore, all Bexley Board of Education meetings will be in-person going forward.

Those who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are asked to wear a mask if they are attending meetings in person.

We will live-stream and record Bexley School Board meetings for public viewing. Board meeting live-streams will be available either on the Board of Education webpage ( or the District’s Vimeo page ( Meeting recordings will be uploaded to our YouTube channel ( and posted on the Board’s web page the day after the meeting.

If you’d like to participate in public comment during a meeting, you must be in person in order to do so. A sign-up sheet for public comment is available on the podium before the start of the meeting.

Letter to the Community - June 2020

2021 Board Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the Cassingham Complex Community Room unless otherwise specified. 

January 5 (Organizational and Regular Meeting)
January 20 (Special Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.) 
February 2
February 6 (Special Board Meeting at 8:00 a.m.) 
February 11 (Special Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.)
February 19 (Special Board Meeting at 4:00 p.m.)
March 2 
March 30 (Special Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.)
April 6
April 20 (Special Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m) 
April 27 (Special Board Meeting at 5:15 p.m.)
April 28 (Special Board Meeting at 5:15 p.m.)
May 4 (Special Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in BHS Library)
May 10 (Special Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in BHS Library)
May 11
May 18 (Special Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.)
May 24 (Special Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.) 
June 8
June 29 (Special Meeting for financial appropriation - 7:30 a.m. in the board office)
July 6
August 3 
August 8 (Board of Education Retreat)
August 9 (Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m.)
September 9
October 5
November 9
December 7
January 11, 2022 (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.

Meeting Recordings