Eastern Kentucky University

BA - History and Social Science.

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

MS- Criminal Justice

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Reading Recovery certification and graduate work

Work Experience

Adult Parole Authority, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, State of Ohio

  • Parole Officer- inner city Cincinnati
  • Probation/Parole Officer- Butler, Warren and southern Montgomery Counties
  • Unit Supervisor- unit attached to Franklin County Probation Department
  • Deputy Administrator, Adult Parole Authority; Administrated the Interstate Compact of Ohio-Department managed transient parolees and probationers, entering and leaving the state and provided supervision for offenders residing in Ohio from all fifty states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
  • Hearing officer-parole revocation hearings

Owner and operator, ‘On the Alley’ a rug and furniture accents store in Old Dublin


Teacher, Reading Recovery and literacy- Hilliard City School District

  • Teacher of the year for J.W. Reason Elementary - 2006
  • Star Award from the Hilliard Education Foundation (this was a district award given to one educator) 2008
  • Wrote and was awarded many small grants amounting to over $100,000
  • Presenter - educational conferences; mentor for new hires
  • Chairman, two years, Hilliard Literacy Conference
  • Member NEA, OEA, HEA

Current Community Activities

  • Board member, Madison County Historical Society, Inc.
  • Board member, Friends of the London Public Library
  • Former board member, Lift up on High/Visions of Hope
  • President, Coover Society; member, First United Methodist Church in London
  • Keystone Society of Madison County Hospital
  • Volunteer my time by writing grants for local non-profits and have secured funds for H.E.L.P. House (food pantry), Madison County Historical Society, Inc., Lift Up On High/Visions of Hope, Madison County Hospital, to name a few
  • Endorsed by OCSEA AFSCME, Local 11, AFL-CIO
  • Married to Ron Roach
  • Three married daughters, three grandchildren