Board Of Education

Last Updated: 8/9/2021 6:41 PM

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. 

2021 Meeting Dates

January 11 
February 16
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
August 9
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 13

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Richard Palmer

Richard received a BS Business Economics from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. A resident of Madeira for 17 years, he and his wife Kellie are the parents of  Gray MHS '19 and Abigail, who is a Senior at MHS. Richard is President of the Nehemiah Manufacturing Company. Prior to becoming a school board member, he was involved with the Madeira Schools Planning Commission.

Richard serves on the Finance Committee and Community Relations Committee. He began serving his second term January 1, 2020, which runs through December 31, 2023

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: Alex MHS '17, and Samuel MHS '20. 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.

Steve serves on the Student Achievement Liason Committee and Policy Committee. He is serving his first term, which runs January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2021.

Paula Andruss

Paula received a BA in Journalism from Indiana University. A resident of Madeira for nearly 20 years, she and her husband Chris are the parents of Will MHS '18, Charlie MHS '20 and Margot, who is in ninth grade.

A former editor at Crain’s Chicago Business, Paula is a writer and editorial consultant. Prior to becoming a school board member, she was a trustee on the Madeira Schools Foundation and volunteered in the classroom and as a Madeira Youth Soccer coach.

Paula serves on the Planning Commission Committee and the Policy Committee. She is serving her first term, which runs January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2023.

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

Dave Eberly


Dave Eberly and his wife Jennifer have been Madeira residents for the past 23 years. They are the parents of MHS graduates Samantha '17 and Michael '19. Their son Joseph is currently a Sophomore at Madeira. He has been a practicing attorney for the past 24 years. Dave's experience with the Madeira School District includes Planning Commission, Madeira Schools Foundation, and Residents for Madeira Schools. He served as a levy co-chair for two school levies and has also been involved with the city of Madeira as a member of City Council and Planning Commission.

Dave serves on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and Legislative Committee.

• Community representative Cathy Swami serves as the Great Oaks Liason.



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