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Board Of Education

In partnership with parents and community, Madeira City Schools provides and promotes a positive learning environment that challenges each learner to achieve full academic potential for excellence and be a responsible, educated, and caring individual now and in the future.

The Madeira City Schools Board of Education typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Perin Learning Commons located at Madeira High School. For specific dates visit our online district calendar or contact the Board of Education by calling 513-985-6070. Board members are residents of Madeira who are elected for four-year terms. 

2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates:

August 6, 2018                           January 7, 2019               June 17, 2019                    November 18, 2019

September 17, 2018                  February, 19, 2019          July 15, 2019                      December 16, 2019

October 15, 2018                        March 18, 2019                August 5, 2019

November 19, 2018                    April 15, 2019                   September 16, 2019

December 17, 2018                    May 20, 2019                    October 21, 2019


Bylaws & Policies
Planning Commission
I Make a Difference Award

Business Advisory Joint Statement 

Richard Palmer

Richard received a BS Business Economics from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. A resident of Madeira for 14 years, he has two children attending Madeira Schools; Gray and Abigail. Richard is President of the Nehemiah Manufacturing Company. Prior to becoming a school board member, he was involved with the Madeira Schools Planning Commission.

He serves on the Finance Committee and is the Community Liason.

Richard began serving his second term January 1, 2018, which runs through December 31, 2021. 



Steve Bernicke
Vice President

Steve received a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio University.  A resident of Madeira, he and his wife Synda have two children: Samuel who is attending Madeira Schools, and Alex who graduated from Madeira in 2017. Steve is a Partner with Centric Consulting.  Prior to becoming a school board member, he was involved with the Madeira Schools Planning Commission and the Madeira Schools Foundation.

He serves on the Policy and Legislative Committees.

Steve is serving his first term, which runs January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021.



Ryan Lex

Ryan received a BS in Psychology and a BA in Elementary Education from Miami University. A resident of Madeira, he has three children attending Madeira Schools; Ethan, Kate, Lily. Ryan is the Division Sales Manager for Athene USA. Prior to becoming a school board member, he was involved with the Madeira Schools Planning Commission.

Ryan serves on the Planning Commission committee and Building and Grounds.

He is serving his first term, which runs from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021.


Ginger Madden

Ginger has been a resident of Madeira for the past 17 years. She and her husband are the parents of two children. She serves as the Senior Director of Total Rewards/Human Resources for TriHealth, Inc. Ginger attended Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor in Science Business, as well as her Masters in Labor and Human Resources. 

She serves on the Policy Committee and as the Student Achievement Liaison.

Ginger began serving her first term January 1, 2016, which runs through December 31, 2019

Pat Shea

Pat Shea and his wife Meg and their daughters Carley (MHS Class of 2016) and Macy (MHS Class of 2018) have lived in Madeira since 1996. A graduate of Ohio University, Pat is the National Sales Manager for Cincinnati Metals Company. Before becoming a board member, he was a Trustee on the Madeira Schools Foundation, a member of the Residents for Madeira Schools Levy Committee and an Athletic Boosters supporter.

Pat currently serves on the board's Finance Committees.

Pat began his third term January 1, 2018, which runs through December 31, 2021.