Board of Education Biographies

Board President: matthew campbell

Mr. Campbell began his formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in 2014. He has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. In recent years, while working full-time, he returned to school to acquire additional education in the field of accounting. His time as a soccer coach, youth pastor, and as an active community member increased his passion for the importance of good education. Mr. Campbell and his wife have been Gahanna residents for more than ten years and have four children enrolled in the school district. His current term concludes on Dec. 31, 2017.

Phone: 614-479-1302 | Email:

Image Jull Schuler

Vice President: JILL SCHULER

Dr. Schuler began her formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in January 2010. She has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Slavic linguistics from the Department of Slavic and East European Language and Literature through The Ohio State University (OSU.) She also taught Russian language and culture while at OSU. Schuler has worked in the state legislature and in the executive branch as an agency liaison for the Lottery Commission and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She has also worked in the private sector to represent businesses large and small, and on behalf of non-profits. She and her husband, Matt, have four children; all of whom are currently enrolled within Gahanna-Jefferson Schools. Schuler’s current term concludes on Dec. 31, 2017.

Phone: 614-479-1303 | Email:

Lew GRiffin

Mr. Griffin began his formal service to the Gahanna- Jefferson Board of Education in 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Capital University. Upon graduation, he spent two and half years in public education before developing and working for an early childhood education corporation. In 1996, Mr. Griffin opened Lew Griffin Insurance Group and has continued to run a successful practice over the past 19 years.
Mr. Griffin is married to Janet, a retired Gahanna-Jefferson teacher, and is the father of four Gahanna graduates, three of whom are currently public educators. Mr. Griffin is extremely active in the community, supporting the Gahanna Blues and Jazz Festival, Taste of Gahanna and the Creekside Classic Car Show, among other events. Mr. Griffin also serves on boards for Gahanna Parks and Recreation and the Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation. He is a member of the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Insurance Agents Association. Griffin’s current term concludes on Dec. 31, 2015.

Phone: 614-479-1305 | Email:

Windy McKenna

Mrs. McKenna began her formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education 1994. She is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. She has a Bachelor of Business Education and is a retired adult-education teacher. She has been recognized for her commitment to public education and civic engagement by the Ohio School Boards Association's 2002 Central Ohio Region Outstanding School Board Member Award.

McKenna also currently serves on the board of Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools, president of the Academy Acres Civic Association, a member of the Ohio Child Conservation League, and has previously served as a 2010-2011 trustee for the Franklin County Educational Council. She and her husband, Al, have six children and 15 grandchildren. Her current term concludes Dec. 31, 2015.

Phone: 614-479-1301 | Email:

jason phillips

Mr. Phillips began his formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in January, 2014. He has a Bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science, and a Master’s degree in education, all through the Ohio State University. He has been a social studies educator at Licking Heights High School for more than a decade. He has also coached football and is currently a building technology coordinator. Additionally, Mr. Phillips was the 2012 co-chair of the Gahanna Freedom Festival and is an active member of the Gahanna Jaycees. He and his wife, Stephanie, have one young daughter. Phillips’ current term concludes Dec. 31, 2017.

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