Clifton Ohio

Martindale Receives State Honor

A Greene County school board member is among five people to receive the most prestigious honor from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA).

Gail Martindale, who has served 20 years on the Cedar Cliff Local Schools Board of Education and 10 years on the Greene County Career Center board, will be recognized as a 2017 All-Ohio School Board member Nov. 13 during the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus. OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis will introduce All-Ohio School Board members on the second day of the 62nd annual conference, a three-day convention attended by more than 9,000 Ohio public school board members and education stakeholders.

The award recognizes outstanding service to public education and represents the dedication shown by thousands of board members across the state. Each year, OSBA names one board of education member from each of its five regions — Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest — to the All-Ohio School Board.

All-Ohio School Board candidates are nominated by their respective school boards. OSBA regional committees then select the five winners.

Elected five times to the Cedar Cliff Local Schools board, Martindale represents the Southwest Region, where she is a member of the executive committee. She has served as both president and vice president of her respective boards.