Board of Education

Board of Education

"Better today than you were yesterday, Better tomorrow than you were today"

Board of Education Meetings

  • Fort Recovery Board of Education meetings will start at 6:30 pm on the third Monday of the month with few exceptions. 
  • This time will be set through December 2022.  In January, times and dates will be set for the 2023 year.

Functions of the Board

  • Develop policies that ensure that the school system is responsive to the needs of parents and students and accountable to taxpayers.
  • Provide leadership in building a community to serve and ensure that the schools serve the community.
  • Ensure that the district and community have the capacity to support the kind of changes necessary to improve continuously the quality of education in Fort Recovery.
  • Discern and articulate the kind of education the parents in the Fort Recovery learning community want for their children, and ensure that this is the kind of education that is provided to all children.

Board Members

Don Wendel, President  is serving his third year as a board member. He and his wife, Brenda, have two daughters, Hope and Faith.  He is a graduate of Fort Recovery Local Schools and is currently the Distribution Manager at Cooper Farms.
School Email: [email protected]

Anne Guggenbiller, Vice President  is in her third year of serving on the board of education.  Anne is currently employed in the Human Resources department at Cooper Farms.  Anne and her husband, Chad, have 3 children, Tyler, Brooklyn and Liv.  
School Email: [email protected]

Sean Kahlig is serving in his first year as a board member.  Sean and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Mackenzie and Hailey, who are both students at Fort Recovery Elementary School.  Sean is a graduate of Fort Recovery Local Schools and of the University of Dayton.  Sean is currently employed at J&M Manufacturing, Inc. where he works as a design engineer in the R&D department.
School Email: [email protected]fortrecoveryschools.org

Jake Knapke is serving his third year as a board member, He and his wife, Samantha, have three children, Lane, Will and JoJo. He is a graduate of Fort Recovery Local Schools and is currently employed as the East Plant Supervisor at JR Manufacturing in Fort Recovery.
School Email: [email protected]

Nick Wehrkamp,  is in his fifth year of serving on the board of education. Nick is a graduate of Fort Recovery High School and Wright State University. He is currently employed at Midmark Corporation. Nick and his wife, Kristy, have four children, Makayla, Kendall, Alayna and Lexi.
School Email: [email protected]


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