Mayor Jackson Swears-In Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education Leadership and New Board Member

January 10, 2017

On Monday, January 9, 2017, Mayor Frank G. Jackson named two new positions and appointed a new board member on the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) Board of Education. Mayor Jackson administered the oath of office to Anne Bingham and Robert M. Heard, Sr. as they continue their current terms and swore in Jasmine Fryer as she began her service on the CMSD’s Board of Education. Ms. Bingham’s and Mr. Heard’s current terms will expire on June 30, 2017, and Ms. Fryer will serve an unexpired term ending on June 30, 2019.

cmsd-board-of-education-swearing-in-ceremonyAnne Bingham, Chair of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education

Anne Bingham has been a member of the Cleveland Municipal Board of Education since 2014. Ms. Bingham works as an assistant Vice President for private banking at Fifth Third Bank and she has over 30 years of experience in banking and finance. Ms. Bingham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from DePauw University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance degree from Indiana University.

Ms. Bingham lives in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland. Ms. Bingham is a current member of the Board and her current term will expire on June 30, 2017. Ms. Bingham was sworn in as the new Chair of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education.

Robert M. Heard, Sr., Vice Chair of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education

Robert M. Heard, Sr. has been a member of the Cleveland Municipal Board of Education since 2004. He served as the Board Chair from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Heard currently serves as a Trustee at the Ohio School Boards Association and the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association. He is also a member of the Federal Relations Network of the National School Board Association. Mr. Heard is twice retired, from State Farm Insurance and the Cleveland Clinic. He is a graduate of John Adams High School and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cleveland State University.

Mr. Heard is a resident of the Glenville neighborhood where he lives with his wife of 28 years, Gennorris, also a CMSD graduate. They have four children, all are adults and two of whom are CMSD graduates. Mr. Heard is a current member of the Board and his current term will expire on June 30, 2017. Mr. Heard was sworn in as the new Vice Chair of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education.

Jasmine Fryer, Board Member of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education

Jasmine Fryer is Director of Programs at Chiefs for Change, where she develops and facilitates programming for its members. Prior to joining Chiefs for Change, Ms. Fryer served at the New York State Department of Education during the John King administration, working for the Assistant Commissioner in the office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness. Ms. Fryer also served as a Policy Analyst at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. She was a Fulbright Scholar and has worked, lived, and volunteered in Thailand, China, Morocco, Jordan, and Israel.

Ms. Fryer began her career as a middle school teacher and Teach For America corps member in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Urban Practice and Policy from the University of Richmond, a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the City University of New York’s Lehman College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago. Ms. Fryer lives in the Buckeye area of Cleveland. Ms. Fryer was sworn in as the new Board member of the Cleveland Municipal School Board of Education, to an unexpired term ending on June 30, 2019.

For a full list of the CMSD School Board members go to this link.