Board of Education Members

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Deborah Gray

Elected November 2021 to her first full term

Mrs. Gray is a 2001 graduate of Goshen High School. She and her husband Joe have two daughters, Evalyn (grade 7) and Lauren (grade 9) attending Goshen Local Schools. 

Mrs. Gray has fulfilled several roles within our community, including Vice President of the Goshen Education Foundation, member of the Business Advisory Council and Facilities Committee and a member of the Goshen Youth Basketball Board.  

Mrs. Gray has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington College where she majored in Sports Administration with a minor in Business Administration and Marketing. She also has a Master of Education from Xavier University. Deborah has worked at the University of Cincinnati since 2006 where she has held many leadership roles.  Her current position is the Director of  Retention Services in the College of Nursing. 

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Bill Herrera

Vice President
Elected November 2021 to his first full term

Mr. Herrera is a 1988 graduate of Goshen High School. He and his wife Tori (5th grade teacher at Spaulding Elementary) have two children, Tyler and Mikaela, both Goshen graduates.

Mr. Herrera furthered his education at Ohio University and Cincinnati State. His area of concentration was Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Bill is employed by the Ford Motor Company as a Skilled Trades Team Leader at the Sharonville Transmission Plant.   

Mr. Herrera has fulfilled several roles within our community over the course of the years. He has been involved with youth sports as a coach and a Goshen Youth Football Board Member. Since joining the school board, he has participated in the Board Leadership Development Series, OSBA Town Halls and represented Goshen at the OSBA Delegate Assembly Business Meeting. He is currently the board representative for the Goshen Education Foundation and the Community Relations Committee.  Mr. Herrera is also very involved at his church as a youth leader.   

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Melissa Paprocki

Elected November 2023 for the reminder of a 2 year vacated term.

A Goshen resident for 21 years, Mrs. Paprocki lives with her husband John, in Goshen Township.  They have three children, Austin graduated from Goshen in 2020.  Nathan is Goshen graduate attending Miami University.  Allison is a Junior year at GHS.

Mrs. Paprocki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Agriculture Economics.  Melissa has worked at Nestle USA as an Account and Category Manager since 2010 and prior to that in sales with Kraft Food. Melissa's experience in this work has allowed her to gain knowledge that she will be able to regularly share in her role on the Board of Education to help prepare our students for their future.

In addition to her many years as a volunteer within all the buildings of the Goshen Local School district, Mrs. Paprocki is also the current president of the Goshen Education Foundation. Mrs. Paprocki has also fulfilled several roles within our community, Boy Scout Troop 55 Executive Committee Secretary and a key volunteer on the 2019 Bond issue steering committee. 

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Lisa Wernke

Elected November 2023 to her first full term

Lisa and her husband Steve have been a Goshen residents for 12 years. They have one child who is a Sophomore at Goshen High School.

 Mrs. Wernke has been a librarian at University of Cincinnati's Law Library for 22 years. She is the Collections and Access Librarian and in this position she is responsible for the cataloging and processing the rare books, special collections, government documents, and general collection of the library.

Mrs. Wernke has been PTO chairperson for the last 6 years where she dedicated herself to providing extra opportunities for students and teachers. 

Mrs. Wernke stated “It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to serve on the Goshen Local Schools board of education. My husband and I moved to Goshen specifically for the quality of education that our son would receive. Serving on the board of education during this dynamic time of change and expansion in our community will be exciting. I am committed to ensuring that, even though our enrollment will increase, each Goshen student will continue to receive an excellent education to prepare them for their future.”

Mrs. Wernke has been actively involved in our school community in many ways over the years. She has been the Goshen Schools PTO Chairperson (6 years), PTO Treasurer (3 years), Music Boosters Secretary (2 years), Goshen Township Bicentennial Celebration Committee Co-Chair and Chairperson for the Bond Issue Committee.

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Corey West

Elected November 2023 to his first full term

Corey has lived in the Goshen Local School District for 16 years. He attended Glen Este high school and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a major in Business Management.

He has volunteered extensively with youth athletics as a baseball, basketball and football coach for more than 15 years , as well as served as the Vice President on Goshen Youth Football Board for two years.

He has also served as member-at-large and president of O’Bannon Meadows Homeowners Association. He works as regional manager for a national portable heating and cooling sales and rental company, and has been with this company for 17 years.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa for 22 years, and has three sons who they have raised in Goshen. Ethan and his wife Haley graduated from Goshen High School in 2019. The Wests'  forever Warrior, Peyton, sadly passed away in 2017 after a heart transplant but would have graduated in 2022. (#44) Their youngest Nolan will graduate in 2027.