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Education Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Education and Museum Outreach (EMO) department is a cornerstone of the Bank’s community and education outreach efforts. Council members are recruited from the Fourth District (Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia). Members are selected to serve a two-year term and may serve more than one term.

The EMO department seeks individuals who value the role of education, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. Council members participate in discussions that help guide future strategies and help inform the department’s effectiveness. Council members also make recommendations, provide feedback and perspectives on the museum’s areas of focus such as community engagement, marketing, outreach, programming, curriculum, and technology.

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Current Members

Abdullah Al-Bahrani

Abdullah Al-Bahrani

Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Economic EducationNorthern Kentucky University

Tom Babinszki

Tom Babinszki

Vice President, AccessibilityeSSENTIAL Accessibility

Tom Burton

SuperintendentPrinceton City Schools

Matt Frey

Matt Frey

Executive DirectorKentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

LaVora (Gayle) Gadison

LaVora (Gayle) Gadison

Curriculum and Instruction Manager, Social StudiesCleveland Metropolitan School District

Eric S. Gordon

Chief Executive OfficerCleveland Metropolitan School District

Gail Greenberg

Gail Greenberg

Field SupervisorOffice of Field Services, Cleveland State University

DocentThe Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Annisha Jeffries

Annisha Jeffries

Manager, Youth ServicesCleveland Public Library

Brad Maguth

Brad Maguth

DirectorH.K. Barker Center for Economic Education

Professor, Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies, The LeBron James Family Foundation School of EducationUniversity of Akron

Linda McKean

Linda McKean

Social Studies ConsultantOhio Department of Education

James Moore

James Moore

Associate Professor, Teacher EducationCleveland State University

Velma Phillips

Velma Phillips

EducatorWarner Girls Leadership Academy

Marva Richards

Marva Richards

Educational ConsultantUrban League of Greater Cleveland

Beth Ryan

Beth Ryan

Program Coordinator, Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and EconomicsAllegheny College

Scott Vollmer

Scott Vollmer

Vice President, STEM LearningGreat Lakes Science Center

Sandy Womack

Sandy Womack

Area SuperintendentColumbus City Schools

Candidate Recommendations

Engagement is a key part of what we do at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. To recommend a candidate to serve on one of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's boards of directors, advisory councils, or other forms of engagement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, complete and submit this form. Self-recommendations are also welcome.

If you have a question about our Bank's recruitment process, please contact us.