About the Board of Education

Nancy Drees, President

Nancy Drees and her husband, David, have lived in Upper Arlington since 1991. They are the proud parents of three Upper Arlington High School graduates. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and previously worked as a corporate assistant vice president at U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis. Drees serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the Upper Arlington Education Foundation, the Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corporation, and the Upper Arlington School District Business Advisory Council. She led the parent-teacher organizations at Upper Arlington High School and Greensview Elementary School and also co-chaired the Hastings Middle School Outdoor Learning Center committee. Drees received the Upper Arlington Rotary Woman of the Year Award in 2010. She was re-elected to the Board of Education for her third term in November of 2019. Her term began January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2023.

Contact: ndrees@uaschools.org

Scott McKenzie, Vice President

Scott McKenzie has been a resident of Upper Arlington since 1987. He and his wife, Lori, are proud parents of a current Upper Arlington High School student, and he is also the parent of a UAHS graduate. McKenzie has worked in public education for 38 years in varying roles from teacher to superintendent. Most recently, he served as superintendent of Groveport Madison Schools. Since his retirement from education in 2012, McKenzie has led the marketing and sales division of Dynamix Energy Services. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Capital University and his master’s degree in education from Xavier University. He has been an active community member for many years, serving as the chairman for the Board of Trustees for the Upper Arlington Education Foundation. He has also served as a community consultant on the Financial Advisory Consulting Team for Upper Arlington Schools and as a board member of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. McKenzie was elected to the Board of Education in November of 2017. His term began on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.

Contact: smckenzie@uaschools.org

Jenny McKenna

Jenny McKenna and her husband, Shawn, have been residents of Upper Arlington for 14 years. She is the proud parent of three current Upper Arlington Schools students. McKenna earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative studies from The Ohio State University. McKenna has served Upper Arlington Schools in numerous roles, including the PTO president for Barrington Elementary School, a member of the 2017 Levy Campaign Committee and a member of the Barrington Building Steering Committee during the facilities master plan design phase.  Her term began January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2023.

Contact: jcmckenna@uaschools.org

Carol Mohr

Carol Mohr and her husband, Bill, have lived in Upper Arlington for more than 20 years.  She is the proud mother of two Upper Arlington High School graduates and a long-time volunteer for the UA Orchestra Parents Association and the Boy Scouts.  Mohr earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she volunteers as an interviewer for high school applicants to MIT.  Mohr received her bachelor's of science in nursing from Capital University. Mohr was re-elected to the Board of Education in November of 2017.  Her term began January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.

Contact: cmohr@uaschools.org

Lori Trent

Lori Trent has lived in Upper Arlington for more than 30 years. She and her wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of twin sons, who attend Upper Arlington High School. Trent earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from Miami University and a master’s degree in education from Walden University. Her career experience spans the fields of business and finance, marketing and education. She currently is the development guru for The PAST Foundation. Trent has been a longtime volunteer for the Upper Arlington Schools, most recently as a member of the Strategic Core Group and a co-chair and member of the STEM Advisory Committee. She has also served as a volunteer for the Upper Arlington Civic Association, the Cultural Arts Commission and the City of Upper Arlington’s Citizen Financial Review Team. Her term began January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2023.

Contact: ltrent@uaschools.org
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