Board names two parents, student to new committee

Diversity Committee Members
Posted On: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Diversity Committee members

(Pictured left to right are Dee Dolsey, Kathy Selking, and Faith Seo.)

The Board of Education tonight (March 16) named three Village residents to its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Representing parents are Dee Dolsey and Kathy Selking. Representing students is junior Faith Seo.

Mrs. Dolsey is the mother of OH students Jonathan (a senior) and Brandon (a sophomore). She and husband Brian have lived in the Village since 2009. Within the Village, Mrs. Dolsey is a board member of parent-support group OH21, a member of community group Village Equity Alliance, and lunch/vendor coordinator for the Junior/Senior High School. She also is an instructor for the Ohio Aspire program at Owens Community College.

"I am excited to join the committee and to share my experiences and ideas with the Board of Education,” Mrs. Dolsey said. “Parental involvement on these issues is extremely important for our school district and our community."

Mrs. Selking is the mother of OH students Brendan (a senior) and Reagan (a 1st grader). She and her husband Anthony have lived in the Village since 2016. Within the Village, Mrs. Selking is co-chair of community group This Is OH. She has also been a board member of OH21, a trustee of OH Boosters, and co-coordinator of high school sports concessions. Mrs. Selking is the Director of Development, Affinity and Events at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. In the greater community, she has sat on the boards of Nature’s Nursery and the Library Legacy Foundation.

“I am so proud of our school board for creating this new subcommittee. I am committed to partnering with the district to help make our schools more inclusive and equitable, so every child feels he/she/they belong,” Mrs. Selking said. “Being a strong community partner and collaborator lies at the heart of the work we have been doing in This Is OH for the past four years. It will take all of us working together to lead change and make a lasting impact. I look forward to working with everyone! Please don’t hesitate to reach out.”

Faith Seo is a junior and an active member of the student group OH Stand. Among her interests and activities are art, volleyball, design, and music. Her parents are mother Jisun Hwang and father Youngwoo Seo. Her sister Joan is a 7th grader.

“I’m incredibly honored to be representing the student body and sharing my personal experiences with the committee,” Faith said. “I look forward to working with and learning from the other committee members in order to continue making Ottawa Hills a more inclusive school that’s open to everyone!”

In addition to these new appointees, the committee consists of Board of Education members Maara Fink and Adam Smidi and Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske.

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