For Immediate Release
Springfield Schools Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members
The Springfield Schools Foundation announces the appointment of three new board members. The Foundation, which was formed in 2003, raises money to support innovative, teacher-initiated projects within the Springfield School District. The all-volunteer board consists of local leaders, business people and parents. “We feel very fortunate to have such capable people who are willing to join our Board,” says President, Carolyn Jabs. “The Foundation works hard to put extra resources into the hands of capable and motivated teachers, so we need dedicated, hard-working board members.” New members include
Terry Lynn Ellis received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lourdes College and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education with Liberty University. She has worked as a Branch Manager for Key Bank and as an Assistant Vice President for Retail Banking at Fifth Third Bank. She is also founder and president of Toledo Titans Track Club, a non profit which focuses on preventing childhood obesity while promoting student commitment to sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork and education. She does substitute teaching for Springfield Local Schools and has a daughter who attends Springfield Middle School.
Judy Gorun a graduate of the Ohio State University and taught elementary school for thirty years in the Washington Local School System. She is currently an independent residential realtor with RE/MAX Preferred Associates and a member of the Holland-Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Gorun has been involved in many community organizations and currently serves on the United Way of Greater Toledo Campaign Committee. She lives in Stone Oak and her two grandchildren attend Springfield Local Schools. In 2009, Judy was co-chair for the Foundation’s successful What’s Your Bag Fundraiser and she will chair the event again in 2011.
Elizabeth Wagoner graduated from the the University of Toledo and went on to earn a Masters degree in Curriculum as well as certification in school administration and supervision. She began her teaching career in Springfield Local Schools and spent twenty years as director of curriculum for Maumee Local Schools. In retirement, Elizabeth enjoys time with her four energetic grandsons. She is a member of the board for Northwest Ohio MS and a founder of the local chapter of Dining for Women. As volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, she and husband, John Wagoner, participated in ten mission trips to Central America where they worked to improve the lives of women and girls by providing needed medical supplies as well as scholarships for young women.
Springfield Schools Foundation provides Classroom Grants to teachers and staff members with innovative ideas. Other projects include the annual Laws of Life essay contents and Music Samplers which introduce Springfield students and their families to the rewards of live perforamance. The Foundation welcomes donations from parents, alumni, local businesses and other members of the Springfield community. For more information, visit www.springfieldschoolsfoundation.org.