A retired 36-year veteran social studies and theater teacher at Wyoming High School, Eve Bolton is currently serving her second four-year term on the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education and serving as President. Previously, Eve was President of the Wyoming Education Association, a member of the Mt. Healthy City Council, and elected as the Hamilton County Recorder. She also volunteers as the President of College Hill Urban Community Redevelopment Corporation. “Beyond the years of teaching in Ohio’s most successful and top ranked school district, my experience in neighborhood development and political office has allowed me to understand the connection between successful schools and vibrant communities,” Bolton explains “As an elected school board member of Ohio’s top ranked urban district, I appreciate the need for cutting edge structural reform and innovative instructional experimentation.”
Dorothy Corbett serves as Vice President, Law, for the Energy, Sterilmed and Sedasys Business Divisions of Johnson & Johnson. She was formerly Associate General Counsel for Duke Energy, Inc. Before that, Dorothy was in private practice in Cincinnati law firms for almost 10 years. She has volunteered as a truancy mediator in Cincinnati Public Schools and also through the Junior League of Cincinnati at the former Washington Park Elementary. Dorothy received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Georgetown University. “I’m a parent who really wants the best for all kids. PIE offers something that so few organizations can,” she says. “Their programs immediately show increased academic achievement and experiential learning using a method we used at Harvard University! I loved learning using the case method: it’s relevant, it’s real and I get to ‘own’ the answer. As a Board Member, my aim is to get this dynamic tool into our K-12 classrooms.”
Matt Ernst is a Career Tech Teacher at Robert A Taft IT High School with in the Cincinnati Public Schools. He has 15 years experience in IT and Education. He currently teaches Cybersecurity and mentors the students after school in the Taft Drone Club. As a licensed drone pilot, he shows students how to fly drones. Students are shown the possibilities that this technology could be as a career pathway for them post high school. After many years of support from P.I.E., Matt is grateful for the invite to join the advisory board. Matt has his Bachelors in Information Systems from Xavier University, and Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Wright State University.
A business technologist with more than 20 years experience, Dave Hatter is currently Mayor of Forth Mitchell, KY and a Solution Architect/Partner at Definity Partners. He teaches a variety of innovative, technical courses at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College using a hands-on approach for students. He just ended his 8th term on the City of Fort Wright City Council, and routinely writes business technology articles for more than 100 local and national publications. Dave served as a Staff Sergeant while earning his B.S. from Northern Kentucky University. His community involvement includes board membership of the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati State Get Skills to Work Advisory Board, Parish Kitchen, and Northern Kentucky e-zone. He is a member of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Council. “It’s a proven fact that our nation must attract more students to follow STEM career pathways, offering higher salaries, greater regional economic development and enhanced job satisfaction. We don’t have enough students to fill all the STEM jobs currently available! My aim as a Board Member is to continue developing programs that will energize kids to get more involved in these subjects and explore STEM careers.”
After a 19 successful years with Procter & Gamble in finance and accounting, Jennifer Horvath decided to pursue her passion in the arts. She is currently an Administration Intern at the Taft Museum of Art while completing her master’s degree in Art History and Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). She received her B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia and completed Sotheby’s Art Institute’s program. “I served as a liaison to PIE during their first Straight A Fund deployment with Taft and Cincinnati Public Schools. I was thrilled to join their Board, and marry the joys of art with the exploration of STEM concepts. After all, artists are engineers and scientists too!”
As the first highest ranking woman at the Procter & Gamble Company, Peg Wyant developed P&G’s strategic planning and acquisition group and helped lead the Company into new business areas, notably beauty and healthcare, and new approaches such as acquisition, divestitures, and global planning. In 1999, she founded Isabella Capital, one of the first and most successful venture firms targeted to invest in women-led companies. Peg also founded and serves as CEO at Grandin Properties, a real estate management and development company focusing on urban, walkable neighborhoods. Peg holds a B.A. from Smith College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement recipient and an honoree of Speaking of Women’s Health. “I support organizations that are innovative, and I’m always thinking of ways to create ‘young’ entrepreneurs in schools. In school, we don’t typically enter a classroom and show educators successful methods that ‘seed’ innovation. PIE offers so many windows to creating new learning opportunities in collaboration with business, arts, and nonprofit organizations. Even I’m learning new things!”