Upper Arlington Schools is privileged to have many volunteers and residents who make a significant difference for the Upper Arlington Schools community. The Dr. Robert Arkin Service and Leadership Award was established in 2017 in honor of Dr. Arkin, who spent 12 years serving the students, staff and residents of Upper Arlington as a member of the Board of Education. The Arkin Award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond to help the district reach its vision of uniquely accomplished students prepared to serve, lead and succeed.
Congratulations to the new recipients of the Dr. Robert Arkin Service and Leadership Award!
Aimee Moulakis White
Aimee Moulakis White is a longtime volunteer for Upper Arlington Schools, most recently as the chair of the historic Upper Arlington Legacy Capital Campaign. Through her tireless work, she raised more than $8 million to augment the $230 million bond-levy endorsed by Upper Arlington voters in November of 2017 and go above and beyond bricks and mortar by supporting programming that impacts students' daily academic and co-curricular experiences.
The Upper Arlington Schools Medical Advisory Team
Beginning in the fall of 2020, Upper Arlington Schools worked closely with local experts in public health, infectious diseases and the mental health of school-age children to monitor Upper Arlington health data and what was happening in the country and around the state. Honored with the Dr. Robert Arkin Service and Leadership Award in December of 2022 were: Naeem Ali, MD, chair; John Ackerman, Ph.D.; Sara Bode, MD; Shandra Day, MD; Ayaz Hyder, Ph.D.; Efthimios Parasidis, JD; and Laura Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Jennifer Overmyer and Todd Walter
Receiving the Dr. Robert Arkin Service and Leadership Award for their service as co-chairs of Citizens for UA Schools were Jennifer Overmyer and Todd Walter. They led the volunteer effort behind the successful campaign for Issue 5, the November 8, 2022 operating levy that funds daily operations of the district and maintains current academic programming so that the district can continue providing the current quality of education for Upper Arlington students.