Chillicothe Educational Foundation

The Chillicothe Education Foundation was formed in 1992 to encourage the highest educational standards in the Chillicothe Public Schools and to increase community pride in those schools. Established to provide financial support for enrichment programs and activities where needs are determined, the Foundation receives and administers gifts and bequests which shall benefit education in the Chillicothe R-II Schools. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Foundation Board

Ed Douglas, President; Mike Turner, Treasurer; Robin Westphal, Ad Hoc School Board Member; Dr. Roger Barnes, Superintendent; Mary Staton, Director; Edward P. Milbank, Director;  Dr. Bruce Brodmerkle, Director; Lindy Chapman, Director; Julie McCoy, Director; and Inger Young, Secretary; and Trent Miller, Director.

Projects and Benefits

Teachers of the Year (photos and details)

  • Charles Epps 1992-93
  • Terri Critten 1993-94
  • Bill Maupin 1994-95
  • Pat Nichols 1995-96
  • Nancy Zelmer 1996-97
  • Kathy Breeden 1997-98
  • Greg Thurmon 1998-99
  • Janet Zion 1999-2000
  • Linda Fox 2000-01
  • Marsha Leopard 2001-02
  • Jayme Caughron 2002-03
  • Debbie Goodwin 2003-04
  • Larry Vance 2004-05
  • Rosie Smith 2005-06
  • Keith Dietzschold 2006-07
  • Tami Riekena 2007-08
  • Dave Goodwin 2008-09
  • Tammy Price 2009-10
  • Ellen Gott 2010-2011
  • Christine Jones 2011-2012
  • Tim Riekena 2012-2013
  • Billie McGraw 2013-2014
  • Terria Cox 2014-2015
Beacon Awards (photos and details)
  • Gary Eide 2007-2008
  • Ron Rader 2008-2009
  • Lesa Lee 2009-2010
  • Rick McCully 2010-2011
  • Laurinda Davison 2011-2012
  • Carla Meyers 2012-2013
  • Dave Sheler (Central) 2013-2014
  • Anita Coult (GRTS) 2014-2015

Visit the Education Foundation News page for photos and information on these recipients and other news.

Education Foundation Land Acquisition

The Chillicothe Educational Foundation took a significant step in supporting Chillicothe R-2 School District's future by securing enough land to someday accommodate an entire educational complex. The land amounts to 61 acres and is located north and northeast of the existing high school.

Foundation officials as well as school representatives and donors gathered on a small plot of land overlooking the new acquisition during a celebration ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2003. For complete details, visit our News page.


Photo / Butch Shaffer 2013
Aerial view of the land donated to the Chillicothe R-II School District by the Chillicothe Education Foundation.
Pictured: The completed high school complex and the stadium built in 2013.

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