Topic: It Starts in Your Neighborhood
President of Ohio School Boards Leadership Council, Kohls is an educator and a businesswoman and has taught for ten years at area universities. The former president of the Springboro Community City Schools Board of Education, Dr. Kohls also served on the board of education for the Warren County Career Center. She has seen public education change in ways that many citizens do not fully understand. She alerts citizens to those changes and empowers parents to maintain an active involvement in school matters by taking personal responsibility for their children’s education needs.
While public education is the answer for some students, parents should have other options, as well. School choice allows moms and dads to make informed decisions about the educational opportunities that best meet the needs of each student.
As president of the Ohio School Board Leadership Council (OSBLC), Dr. Kohls prepares citizens and school board members to effect a shift in the current philosophy of education. To promote the goals of the OSBLC, she travels the state, educating the public on “Why Education Is Failing Our Students and Why Common Core is not the Answer.” She presents not only the problems, but solutions and recommendations, as well.
While she served on the school board in Springboro, the district succeeded in reducing the per-student expenditures, lowering annual taxes for district property owners by $1.3 million. While academic achievement improved throughout her four years of service, the Springboro district now enjoys the lowest property tax rate in Warren County.
Dr. Kohls is a wife of thirty five years and the mother of five children, all of whom attended public schools.