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Elect John Memmott to the
Oberlin City Schools Board of Education
Experience & Commitment to Community


Little Valley Central School, Class if 1968
(My father was the supervising principal K-12.
He was a graduate of Oberlin College, 1933)

SUNY Binghamton, BA in English Literature, 1972

Antioch Graduate School of Education, Master of Arts in Education degree, 1973

Current Occupation:

Tutoring in Langston Middle School 21st Century after-school program

Member Oberlin Cable Co-op Board of Trustees

President Bill Long Foundation Board of Trustees

Community representative on Oberlin City Schools’ Finance, Architect Selection, and Technology Committees


Relevant Experience and Training:

Elementary Teacher 35 years in the Oberlin City Schools
(Prospect and Langston Middle Schools), retired 2009

Ohio Association for Gifted Children “Outstanding Educator of the Year”, 2002

Oberlin City Schools District Technology Coordinator (half-time position), 1998-2006

President Oberlin Ohio Education Association (7 years)

Adjunct Professor Ashland University, 1993-2006

Odyssey of the Mind Coach & Judge at local, regional, and state levels

Co-facilitator of the Oberlin Technology Institute summer and weekend professional development for Oberlin City Schools teachers.

Co-writer of numerous grants benefiting the Oberlin City Schools including Raising the Bar, SchoolNet, OneNet, eTech Professional Development Funds, Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities

Actively involved in steering committees for all district levies beginning in the 1980’s

Involved in OCS/OOEA contract negotiations, trained in Interest Based Bargaining process

Presenter at Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) and SchoolNet/eTech state level conferences

OAGC Governing Board member for 6 years

Founding member of the Electronic Oberlin Group


Mr. Memmott and his wife Nicki (Stechow) have 3 adult children - all graduates of the Oberlin City Schools and all involved in the education profession. Nicki, now retired, was an administrative assistant in the Oberlin College Conservatory, and is a graduate of the Oberlin City Schools and Oberlin College.