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Board Selects 2014 Officers, Approves Appointments

January 14, 2014

(from left) Jennifer Cohen, Dagmar Fellowes, Jeff Leikin, Melanie Weltman and Angela Wilkes.

At its January 13, 2014 organizational meeting, the Orange City School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Dagmar Fellowes and Mrs. Angela Wilkes as its President and Vice President, respectively. They were administered the oath of office by Orange Schools Treasurer Mr. L. Greg Slemons.

Mrs. Fellowes joined the Board in 2006 and is beginning her third term. She lives in Pepper Pike with her husband Ted. They have two children who graduated from the Orange Schools and one child attending Orange High School. Mrs. Fellowes has served as a volunteer with Orange High School PTA, Orange Elementary PTA, Orange Patronaires and the OHS Swim Team parent group.

Mrs. Wilkes joined the Board in 2012. She is a resident of Pepper Pike and a 18-year dedicated volunteer for Orange Schools. She and her husband Gary Wilkes, M.D., are proud parents of two Orange High School honor graduates. She has served as an Orange Schools Foundation Trustee, a 2004 operating levy campaign co-chair and is the Orange High School Sister to Sister Program founder and mentor. Mrs. Wilkes has also served in many other capacities for various academic planning and advisory committees and the Orange PTAs.

Mrs. Jennifer Cohen, Mrs. Fellowes, Mr. Jeff Leikin and Mrs. Melanie Weltman took the oath of office for their new terms, as well.

The Board also approved appointments to the 2014 District committees. Mrs. Wilkes and Mrs. Cohen will serve on the Athletics Committee. Mrs. Fellowes and Mrs. Weltman were appointed to the Building and Grounds Committee. Mrs. Wilkes and Mr. Leikin will serve on the Communications Committee.

Appointments to the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) were approved. Mr. Leikin will serve as a delegate at the OSBA annual conference with Mrs. Wilkes as an alternate. Mrs. Cohen will serve as a legislative liaison to OSBA while Mrs. Weltman serves as the student achievement liaison.

The Board also assigned members to represent the Board with various affiliated organizations:

Click here to review and preview Board meeting agendas

Approval was given to the regular meeting schedule for calendar year 2014. They are scheduled to take place in the Pepper Pike Learning Center at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Regular Meetings 2014 Schedule
January 13th January 27th
February 10th February 24th
March 10th March 31st
April 14th April 28th
May 5th May 19th
June 9th June 30th
July 7th  
August 11th August 25th
September 8th September 22nd
October 13th October 27th

November 3rd


December 15th

November 17th



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Pepper Pike, OH 44124
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