Bobbi Harwood, President
Bobbi Harwood’s passion for the youth is shown in her over twenty years of combined experience in education, counseling, student mentoring, and coaching adolescents. She has an exceptional ability to establish cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff, students, and other stakeholders. Finally, Bobbi possesses fiscal oversight, marketing, strategic planning, and project management skills that would bring value to any school board. Her skills, kindness, and passion for the community brings value to any board.
Albert Powell Jr., Vice President/Co-Director of Community Outreach
Albert Powell Jr.’s passion for the betterment of at-risk youth in the Dayton area is a passion that runs in his family. Alongside his immediate family, Albert has spent the majority of his adult life serving as a mentor and volunteer coach for youth who come from demographics that society writes off.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and is currently enrolled in his Master’s program, where he will soon be graduating with a Master’s in Public Administration.
Jennie Valdez, Director
Nick Eddy, Director/Co-Director of Community Outreach
Nick Eddy’s volunteer and job experience has shown his passion for working with communities that need extra support. He aims to bridge the racial and economic understanding gap between various ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Eddy currently holds a position at United Way as a Volunteer Connection Manager. His time there allows him to connect with young adults with volunteer opportunities in the community. This makes him qualified to add to student success at The Dayton School.
Frankie Barr, Secretary
Growing up in the Westwood community of Dayton, Ohio, Frankie came into contact with people from many different walks of life. The people in the Westwood community taught her to be strong, work hard, and always find a way to give back to the community. As a child and adolescent, Frankie was able to engage with friends from all economic and social backgrounds, but also had to witness the removal of grocery stores, doctors offices, community centers, and other resources needed in her community.
For the reasons listed above, Frankie found it a privilege to be a member on the The Dayton School board. Frankie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and a Masters in the Arts of Human Services. Besides serving on the board, she holds a position as a probation officer.