Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Governance

Board of Trustees

Power of the Pen was incorporated in March of 1989 as an educational non-profit (501)(c3) organization. It is helmed by a Board of Trustees which draws its membership from the educational, corporate, and professional communities. The board has more 200 combined years of experience with Power of the Pen!

Distinguished Trustees of Power of the Pen, serving as of September 2018, are:

» Deborah Brugger, Chairperson, Power of the Pen State Tournament Runners Supervisor, Rockway Middle School, retired
» Gary Littell, Vice Chairperson, Northridge Middle School, Power of the Pen State Tournament Manager
» Robin Langlais, Secretary, Strongsville City Schools, retired, Power of the Pen State Tournament Computer Operator
» Nancy Sandlin, Treasurer, Paralegal, retired
» Alex Campbell, General Counsel, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
» Susan Cramer, Power of the Pen State Tournament Guest Author Liaison, Granville Middle School, retired
» Mary Anderson, Power of the Pen State Committee President, Power of the Pen State Tournament Tabroom Supervisor, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, retired
» Ellen Arena, Power of the Pen State Tournament Housing Supervisor, Field Middle School, retired
» Dr. Joan Baker, Consultant, Author and Teacher, retired
» Don Balduf, Dayton Daily News, News Editor, Power of the Pen State Tournament Photographer
» Darlene Corfman, Canfield Village Middle School
» Deborah Frost, Monticello Middle School
» Julie Lyberger, Power of the Pen State Committee Secretary, Power of the Pen State Tournament Building Monitor Supervisor, Lake Elementary School, Assistant Principal
» Deborah Frost, Monticello Middle School

Advisory Board
» Lorraine B. Merrill, Power of the Pen Founder and Executive Director (1986-April, 2018)
» George Bilgere, John Carroll University, Professor of Creative Writing and published poet, Power of the Pen State Tournament Annual Poetry Judge



Power of the Pen
PO Box 442  |  Richfield, Ohio 44286
info@powerofthepen.org


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