About Diana M. Fessler  

        Diana M. Fessler is an elected member of the Ohio State Board of Education. Diana researches national and state initiatives affecting public and private education. She is an author, former newsletter editor and she frequently lectures for civic organizations, community meetings, and churches nationwide. Her most recent reports include School-to-Work: It’s the LawA Report on the Work toward National Standards, Assessments and Certificates; and Sex Instruction in the Classroom.

        Mrs. Fessler was first elected to the State Board of Education in 1994. Now serving a second term, she is a member of the State Board’s Teaching and Learning Committee and its Fiscal Accountability Committee.

        Married for thirty-one years and the mother of six children, Mrs. Fessler is also involved in a number of associations including the United Conservatives of Ohio, Education Writers Association, the Ohio Roundtable Executive Committee, Citizens for Community Values, and the Tippecanoe Historical Society. In addition, she is a member of the Miami County Republican Central Committee, and as a member of the Miami County Republican Women’s Club, she has served as president and secretary.

        Representing the Third District, Mrs. Fessler represents the one million people who reside in Montgomery, Butler, and Preble counties, and the eastern portion of Miami County. Her four-year term ends December 31, 2002.