Melissa Miller

The Galion City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mrs. Melissa Miller (right), a Galion alumna, to the vacant board seat during their regular meeting on Monday, July 13. Mrs. Miller is pictured being given the Oath of Office by district Treasurer Mrs. Charlene Parkinson (left).

GALION -- The Galion City School District Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Galion alumna Melissa Miller to fill the vacant seat on the five-member board during its regular meeting July 13.

Miller will fill the unexpired term that ends Dec. 31, 2021. Miller joins the Board of Education after serving as a volunteer with many organizations in the Galion community. She currently serves as a board member for the Galion Community Education Foundation and Galion Youth Soccer.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve the students and staff of the Galion City Schools, and the Galion community,” Miller said. “My husband, Chad (a Galion alumnus), and I have two children who are Tigers and I felt this was an opportunity to bring my energy and love for my community to a position to make a positive impact.”

Miller has previously served in volunteer roles with the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce, Experience Galion and the Galion Elementary PTO. She currently works as the Supervisor of Offshore Recruiting for Bankers Life.

“We are excited to welcome Melissa to the Board of Education,” Board President Grant Garverick said. “Her passion and love for the Galion community is apparent through her vast volunteering experience, and her professional background will be a welcome addition to the board.”

This Board of Education meeting also marked the last for retiring Superintendent Mr. Jim Grubbs, who has served the students and staff of the Galion City Schools for the past five years. The board recognized Grubbs with the “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” Award for his dedication to the district’s students, staff and the Galion community.

“Mr. Grubbs has made a significant positive impact on the Galion City Schools the past five years,” Board President Garverick said. “We thank Mr. Grubbs for his service and dedication to making the Galion City Schools a leader in the community.”

The next regular Galion City Schools Board of Education meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm in the Galion High School cafetorium Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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