Jeff Beach is the 2018 board chair. He was first elected to the Fort Thomas Independent Schools Board of Education in 2000, and this his is fourth term on the board.
Vice president of Visa, Inc., he has a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University.
He is a graduate of Carroll County High School but has many connections to Fort Thomas schools. His wife, Diane, is a graduate of Highlands High School and the couple have three children in Fort Thomas schools.
Lisa Duckworth will serve as vice chair of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools Board for 2018. She was elected to the board in 2012. Before joining the board, she served on the Moyer Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Highlands High School PTO.
Duckworth also served on Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils at Moyer, Highlands Middle School and Highlands High School and was a member of the Local Planning Committee. She is the Kentucky Commissioner’s designee on the Interview Committee for School Board Vacancies.
Her husband Tom, daughter Laura and son Evan are all graduates of Highlands High School.