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Board of Education

Board of Education

Cindy Strausbaugh Mary Ann Hale
Scarlet Newton Misty Napier Roger Hauck

Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting:

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
6:00 PM
West Elementary


Board of Education Profiles

Board Members

Cindy Strausbaugh, President
Cindy Strausbaugh, President
Email: [email protected]
*Ms. Strausbaugh began her service to the Board of Education on April 5, 2001 filling a vacancy left by previous Board Member Maxine Wells. Ms. Strausbaugh completed the remainder of the term until December 31, 2001. She was re-elected and served her first full term between January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005. On December 12, 2016, Ms. Strausbaugh returned to the Board of Education filling another vacancy left by previous Board Member Terri Price. Winning re-election in 2017, she is now serving another term of service to the Board of Education which expires December 31, 2024. Ms. Strausbaugh currently serves as Vice-President of the Board.
Vinton County High School, Graduate (1974)
McArthur, Ohio 
~ Salutatorian
Ohio University, Graduate (1992)
Athens, Ohio 
~ Bachelors of Business Administration / Accounting
~ Summa Cum Laude
Athens County Foundation, Finance Manager
2008 to Present
Ohio University, Retired
1997 to 2007 - Associate Controller, The Ohio University Foundation
1992 to 1997 - Accountant, Office of Vice President for Treasury
1977 to 1992 - Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Development
Village of Wilkesville, Clerk
 1996 to 2005
Vinton County Schools Education Foundation, Chair (1996 to Present)
Cub Scouts Pack 91, Treasurer (2014 to Present)
SEPTA Correctional, Board Member (2015 to Present)
Wilton Civic Association, Member (1998 to Present)
Ohio Society of CPAs, Member (1994 to Present)
Beta Gamma Sigma, Member (1992 to Present)
Vinton County Schools Building Levy Campaign, Co-Chair (1997)
Vinton County Schools Operational Levy Campaign, Chair (1994)
Certified Public Accountant 
Mary Ann Hale, Vice-President
Mary Ann Hale, Vice-President
Mrs. Hale began her service to the Board of Education on January 1, 2020. She is is currently serving her 1st term, which expires December 31, 2023.  Mrs. Hale currently serves as the Board's Legislative Liaison.
Jackson High School, Graduate
Jackson, Ohio
Ohio University   Bachelors– Elementary Education
Ohio University   Masters – Curriculum & Instruction &
Educational Administration
Principal License
Superintendent License
Graduated: Summa Cum Laude
Vinton County Local School District
Supervising Principal
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Interim Treasurer (2)
Interim Superintendent
Assistant Superintendent
Ohio School Boards Association 
V.C. Retired Teachers Association
Child Abuse & Neglect Committee (CAN)
Phi Delta Kappa
LPDC (Local Professional Development Committee) Authorizing licensure renewal for certified employees
IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plans) Approving licensure plans for certified employees
Calendar Committee – Working with VLTA and OAPSE in the development of yearly calendars
Health Services Committee – Co-chair 
OAPSE Labor/Management Committee
VLTA Labor/Management Committee
RttT Transformation Team
ECE (Early Childhood Education) Preschool Director
EMAD – Verifying student residency information with ODJFS and Ohio Department of Education 
District School Safety Coordinator
State of the District Annual Progress Report
District Board Policy Recommendations to Superintendent
Professional Development
Model Curriculum
Pacing Charts
Textbook/Workbook Purchases
Report Card Information (Indicators, Performance Index, AYP) 
Track Student Performance on OAA/OGT
District Negotiations Committee
School Safety Committee
Transportation Committee
Insurance Committee
Finance Committee
Vinton County Drug Task Force
Point of Contact:
RttT (Race to the Top)
OIP (Ohio Improvement Process)
District/Building Decision Framework
ODE Data Tools Portal Team
ACE Digital Academy (Virtual Learning) for K-12
OTES (Ohio Teacher Evaluation System)
OPES (Ohio Principal Evaluation System)
Collaborative Efforts:
Food Service Supervisor
Title 1 Coordinator
Transportation Supervisor
21st Century Coordinator (Project Boost)
Treasurer’s Office
Superintendent – Staff Analysis – Board Policies – Other Issues as Directed
Administrative Staff
Talented & Gifted Coordinator
Special Needs (IDEA) Supervisor
School Nurse
Preschool/Kindergarten Registration
Student/Parent Handbook
Preschool Handbook
Title II-A (High Quality Teachers, Principals and Paraprofessionals)
Title VI-B (Rural and Low Income)
Alternate Challenge Grant (Short-and Long-Term ISS at VCHS)
Early Childhood Education Preschool Grant
Community Collaboration w/Rio Grande & Gallia-Vinton ESC
Paraprofessional Associate Degree Program
Fine Arts Master’s Degree Program
Reading Endorsement K-12
Gallia-Vinton ESC Curriculum Network
Rio Grande McArthur Center Adult Program
Misty Napier, Board Member
First and foremost; I am the proud mother of three wonderful and accomplished sons; Max (25), Mason (22) and Sam (18), who like myself are lifelong residents of Vinton County and proud graduates of Vinton County High School.  To better detail my skill set that I bring to the district, my education and experience is detailed below;


  • Master’s Degree in Education; Higher Education Administration
  • Master’s Certification in Marketing and Enrollment Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University 
  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Hocking College in 1995.
  • Business in Government; ILGARD/Ohio University
  • Experienced in public speaking, presenting, work groups, team leadership, strong communication skills, data collection and interpretation, and research techniques, networking and project management


  • Director | Rio Grande Community College | Present (2013 -present)
  • Adjunct Instructor | University of Rio Grande | Present (2015 – present)

Prior work experience includes;

Ohio State University Extension Office, McArthur, Ohio  2017-2020 (Teaching Parenting classes) 

McArthur Village Council (Councilwoman 2015-2017)

Job and Family Services – Supervisor  1993 - 2006

Community Involvement

Vinton County Local Schools Board of Education 2022-present

Shepherd’s House Board of Directors.   2014-present

United Way of Vinton County Board of Directors 2022-2023

VC Works.  2021-present.  

VC Chamber of Commerce 2018-2022 

Future Focus of Vinton County.  2016-present

United Way of Vinton County Board of Directors 2022-2023

Vinton County Board of Directors of Development Disabilities

McArthur Neighborhood Crime Watch . Chair

C.E.R.T.  Vice-Chair. Vinton County EMA Department.  2011-2014 

Vinton County Citizens Corps.  Secretary/Treasurer.

4-H Advisor 

Local Emergency Planning Committee. 

Vinton County Safety Planning Committee. 

Roger Hauck, Board Member
Roger Hauck began his service to the Board of Education on January 1, 2024. His term current will expire on December 31, 2027.  
Job Experience:
1970 – 1971 Study Hall Monitor at Eastern Brown High School
1973 – 1979 Cryestco Inc. Wilmington Ohio
Various positions last one Department Head – Polishing Department
1979 – 2018 Pastor various churches in Ohio
1983 – 1985 Substitute Teacher – Clearcreek Local Schools, Springboro, Ohio
1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher – Wapakoneta, Ohio
1992 – 1999 Substitute Teacher – Vinton County Local Schools
1993 – 2000 JVCA – JTPA Case Manager and Summer Youth Career Awareness Coach
2019 – 2023 Substitute Teacher – Vinton County Local Schools

1993 7th grade Football Coach
1994 8th grade Girls Basketball Coach
1994, 1995 JV Baseball Coach
1994 - 1999 Volunteer Assistant on the High School Football staff