Grace has been a board member since early 2021. After 30 years of public education she joined Ohio University in the College of Education, Early Childhood Teacher Education as faculty where she has since retired. She is a native to Athens and received both her Bachelor and Master degrees at Ohio University. Early in her Career she and her husband, Rick, owned and operated Hocking Valley Preschool. Grace’s commitment to education and community engagement is evident in her support of local organizations.