SBE District 4

Debe Terhar, District 4 Board President

Currently, OEF understands Debe to support Common Core Standards (CCS) and the PARCC consortium for Ohio education. This is an impediment to home schoolers in Ohio as CCS and PARCC have consequences to home schoolers, as well as any form of education. Thusly, we are evaluating any past support we had for Mrs. Terhar.

Bio: Debe Terhar is a former licensed Montessori teacher with extensive experience in Early Childhood Montessori Education. Debe’s experience includes working with children with disabilities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds in both public and private schools.

Debe has previously served on the Cincinnati Montessori Society Board of Directors and on the Parent’s Advisory Council of the Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She currently serves as a Board Member on the Women of Excellence Council of the President’s Advisory Council of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

She is currently President and a Board Member of the Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club. She also is a founding member of the American Spirit Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of American heritage. Mrs. Terhar is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University, with honors from Alpha Sigma Nu and Mortar Board.

Debe and her husband Lou have been married for 38 years and reside in Green Township, Ohio. They have four children and three grandchildren.

As an elected member of the State Board of Education, Mrs. Terhar began her term on January 1, 2011, representing the Fourth District, which includes Hamilton and Warren Counties and a small piece of Butler County. Her current term expires December 31, 2014 and she may run again for the district.

Debe Terhar, Member, District 4 5595 Boomer Road Cincinnati, OH 45247 Phone: (513) 477-6426 E-mail: Debe.Terhar@ode.state.oh.us Campaign Dossier: Debe Terhar Former licensed and certified Montessori educator with 10 years experience in Early Childhood Montessori Education. Summa Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University and current member of the President’s Advisory Council of Xavier University. Previously served on the Cincinnati Montessori Society Board of Directors and on the Parent’s Advisory Council of the Kelley O’Leary Center at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital. Debe and her husband have their own strategic planning consulting business.   Quote: I believe students should have access to every option to allow them to choose the one that is in their best interest.
Replacing G. R. “Sam” Schloemer in 2010