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Heard becomes president of Ohio School Boards Association





Cleveland Board of Education member Robert Heard Sr. has become president of the Ohio School Boards Association.

OSBA delegates selected Heard to be the association’s president-elect in October. He moved up to the presidency May 8 after Scott E. Huddle resigned.

Heard, a retired claims investigator, has served on the Cleveland board since 2004 and is currently vice chairman. 

He graduated from John Adams High School and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Cleveland State University. He earned the title of fellow from the Broad Institute and completed the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University.

Heard represents Ohio in the National School Boards Association Delegate Assembly and Federal Relations Network. He also serves on the OSBA’s Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Northeast Region Executive Committee, Urban Network, Diversity and Equity Committee and Legislative Platform Committee.

The OSBA was founded in 1955. The association serves school board members through advocacy and by providing a variety of services.