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Meet Our Board


Board Members (left to right)  Michael Taylor, Alice Rericha, Amber Ballard, Debbie Cole and Brandon Atwood.

Brandon Atwood

Brandon is a 1994 Norwood graduate. He was first elected to the Board of Education in November 2017 and re-elected in 2021.  Brandon and his wife, Carissa are the parents of a son who graduated with the Class of 2018 and a daughter who graduated with the Class of 2021. 513-731-7703

Debbie Cole

Debbie serves as our President of the Board.  She attended Norwood View and Norwood Middle School through the 7th grade, at which time she moved out of district due to her father's job transfer.  Her graduating class was 1995.  Debbie returned to Norwood in 1997.  Debbie is married to John Cole (class of 1982).  They have two sons, John graduated with the Class of 2020 and Dillon is Class of 2023.

Amber Ballard

Amber is a 2002 Norwood Graduate.  She was first elected to the Norwood Board of Education 2017 and re-elected in 2021.  Amber is not a parent but truly believes the "it takes a village" and all community members serve a valid role in raising Norwood strong citizens.

Alice Rericha

Alice has lived in Norwood with her family for thirteen years.  She has two daughters who attend Norwood City Schools.  Alice is very community oriented and is involved in many Norwood Civic organizations such as Norwood Business and Professional Women, Girl Scouts and Gem of the Highlands 5k.

Michael Taylor

Michael has lived most of his life in Norwood. Michael serves as Vice President of the Board. Michael is a 1997 Norwood graduate and has been involved with the Athletic Boosters and Little Indians for many years.  Michael has two sons, the oldest son graduated with the Class of 2019 and his youngest son will graduate with the Class of 2023.