School Board Members

The Mason Board of Education is the governing body for the Mason City School District. The Board is comprised of five people elected at large to four-year terms. The Board elects its president and vice president annually at its organizational meeting (usually, the first Tuesday in January). 

Charles Galvin
President
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Charles Galvin

(513-312-1871)
Term Ends: 2021 

Charles Galvin was elected to the Board of Education in November 2017.  He is an attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC.  Charles received his BA from Xavier University where he majored in English and minored in Business, and his JD from Notre Dame Law School.  He and his wife Natalie, a teacher in the Lakota school district, are the proud parents of  two future Comet Kids Lydia and Liam.  Charles enjoys being active in his church and occasionally competing on soccer fields or in swimming pools around town.









Connie YinglingConnie Yingling
Vice President
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(513) 850-3271
Term Ends: 2021 

Connie Yingling is currently serving her 20th year on the Mason City School’s Board of Education, having been appointed in 1999 and subsequently elected to six full terms. During her tenure, she has served as Board President, Vice President, and Legislative Liaison.  She and her husband Jerry, have two children who are graduates of Mason Schools. Connie discovered her passion for supporting our educational system as an active volunteer during her sons’ school years, including tutoring at-risk kids, coaching, and fund raising. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Miami University.





Desiree Batsche
Desiree
Member
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Term Ends: 2024

Desiree Batsche was elected to the Board of Education in November 2019. She is married to Andrew and they have two children who attend Mason High School and Mason Middle School. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology, specializing in Criminal Justice. Desiree served as Business Administrator for Batsche & Batsche Law Firm and as Director of the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center before taking time off to raise their children. Desiree is volunteer for the Warren County 4H program as a horse advisor. 








Matthew SteeleMatthew Steele
Member
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(513) 608-4367 
Term Ends: 2021

Matthew Steele was appointed to the Board of Education in November of 2011, elected to a full term in 2013 and 2017. Matt served as Board President from 2017 to 2019 and has served as a board representative to administrative Finance, Student Achievement, Arts & Activities, and Community Engagement Committees. He is a graduate of Xavier University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and is a Principal at the law firm of Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone. He served as President of Cincinnati Camerata (a local semi-professional choral ensemble), was involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2010 Man of the Year Fundraising Campaign, and served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio ENERGY Project (an energy education non-profit.) He and his wife Carrie, a teacher in the Lakota school district, are the proud parents of three Comet Kids - a daughter in third grade and twin sons in first grade.




Kevin WiseKevin Wise
Vice President
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(513) 573-6044
Term Ends: 2024

Kevin Wise’s board service began in 2002 via appointment, and he is now serving his fifth full term after being re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 2015, and 2019.  Kevin served as Board President, from 2005-2007 and 2011-2014.  He currently serves as a board representative to the administrative Finance and Facilities Committees.  Kevin works in Corporate Finance with Procter & Gamble, most recently with a P&G wholly owned subsidiary, iMFLUX.  He attended Purdue University receiving both a BS and MBA in finance. He and his wife Marsha have two Mason graduates and one child attending Mason High School.








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