Board of Education

Board of Education

Alex Gorobetz photo Alex Gorobetz President
Alex Gorobetz, President Current Term: 2018-2021 Original Appointment: December 2009 Alex Gorobetz was a Fremont Junior High School teacher prior to his 26 years as Special Education Supervisor/Director and 5 years as Director of Student Services for Fremont City Schools. Originally from Great Neck, New York, Mr. Gorobetz is a part-time consultant with Benton Carroll Salem schools. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Special Education from The University of Toledo.

Mary Alice Espiritu photo Mary Alice Espiritu Vice President
Mary Alice Espiritu, Vice President Current Term: 2020-2023 Original Appointment: November 2019 Mary Alice Espiritu is a life-long resident of Fremont and a 1998 graduate of Ross High School. Mrs. Espiritu received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Service Management from the University of Phoenix in 2014. She has been employed by the Migrant/Seasonal Head Start in Fremont for the past twelve years and is currently the Center Supervisor. Mary Alice is looking forward to enrolling her child at Fremont City Schools in the near future.

Shantel Laird photo Shantel Laird Board Member
Shantel Laird, Member Current Term: 2020-2023 Original Appointment: November 2015 Shantel Laird is a life-long resident of Fremont. She's the mother of two past "Little Giants" and is a proud graduate of Ross High School herself. Shantel is an Assistant Vice President and Cash Management Officer of Croghan Colonial Bank. She attended Terra State Community College and completed various coursework and licensures in banking through The Ohio Banker's League and The American Banker's Association.

Tom Price photo Thomas M. Price Board Member
Thomas M. Price, Board Member Current Term: 2018-2021 Original Appointment: December 2016 Thomas Price is a Clyde High School Graduate and attended Liberty University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. He has been a resident of Fremont for the past 27 years. Mr. Price is the husband of a current Fremont City Schools teacher and also has two children enrolled in Fremont City Schools. Tom has been a Co-Owner of The Cookie Lady for 21 years and is a member of Grace Community Church.

Violetta R. Rhea photo Violetta R. Rhea Member
Violetta R. Rhea, Member Current Term: 2020-2023 Original Appointment: September 2017 Violetta Rhea earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology at Rowan University and completed graduate studies in Social Work through Rutgers University School of Social Work and Counseling through Liberty University. Prior to moving to Fremont from New Jersey, she was employed as a social worker with N.J. Division of Youth and Family Services. Violetta received her Ohio social worker license in 1987 and was employed in the area of children's services through Sandusky County DJFS and drug counseling and family advocacy through TASC (Treatment Alternative to Street Crime). She retired after 24 years as a Social Services Coordinator and ACE Mentoring Coordinator serving Fremont City Schools. Violetta is married to Bobby Rhea.

Until further notice, the Regular Board of Education Meetings scheduled for 2021 will be held virtually.
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