Title: Retired Teacher and School Board Member
Company: Groveport Madison Schools and Bloom Carroll Schools
Location: Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States
Mark R. Milless, B.S., M.A., Retired Teacher and School Board Member at Groveport Madison Schools and Bloom Carroll Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
During his time in grade school, Mr. Milless was influenced by his favorite teacher to pursue a career in education. With a love for social studies and reading, he enrolled at Ohio University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education in 1972. Later, Mr. Milless acquired a Master’s degree in secondary education from the College of Mt. St. Joseph. For the first 20 years of his career, he served as a political action coordinator for Central OEA-NEA, in which he attended education hearings, spoke with legislators and kept teachers updated on changes. Likewise, from 1968 until 1972, he excelled as a social studies teacher at Ohio University. In 2010, Mr. Milless was hired as a teacher and school board member at the Groveport Madison Schools and Bloom Carroll Schools, remaining in the role until 2018. Although he is now retired, Mr. Milless considers his greatest achievement to be the half-century that he spent working as an educator, including his roles in coaching.
In 1998, 200, and 2004, Mr. Milless was presented with numerous Central OEA Awards in light of his professional success. He deems these honors to be among the highlights of his career, alongside his time as a politician. An active member of his industry, Mr. Milless maintains affiliation with the Bloom Carroll Board of Education and the OU-L Student Government. In 1973, he was elected vice president of the American Federation of Teachers Local at the Fairfield School for Boys, his first teaching position. Notably, he served with the Ohio National Guard for six years, leaving his post as a sergeant. When he is not working, Mr. Milless enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Linda, share two children and three grandchildren. Looking towards the future, he hopes to see his grandchildren graduate from college.
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