About Our Board

About Our Board

Joel Augustus, Board Vice President
Mr. Joel Augustus joined the Northeastern Local School District Board of Education in January of 2016. He is the Director of Groups at First Christian Church in Springfield. Mr. Augustus and his wife, Janny, have three children, Helen, Sara and Samuel.
Mr. Augustus has a Bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Christian University and a Master’s degree in Divination from Cincinnati Christian University. He serves his community in volunteer roles at the Warder Literacy Center, Camp Boost, and Good Samaritan Outreach Center.
Mr. Augustus’ term expires on December 31, 2019.
 
Jill Parker, Board President
Mrs. Jill Parker joined the Northeastern Local School District Board of Education in January of 2016. She has worked as a medical assistant, and Realtor, and currently works seasonally as a tax preparer and has worked as a substitute aide at South Vienna and Northeastern High School. An avid writer, she is currently writing her first book. Mrs. Parker is a 1986 graduate of Shawnee High School and attended Clark State Community College.
Mrs. Parker is an active volunteer in the community, coaching youth sports, including softball and volleyball, serving as a client advocate at the Pregnancy Resource Center, and serving on committees and boards, including as the Head of the Board of Christian Education, at Plattsburg United Church of Christ. She is a deacon at her church and has mentored students for three years as a Kid’s Hope volunteer.
Mrs. Parker and her husband, Tim, have three daughters: Rachel, a Northeastern High School valedictorian now attending The Ohio State University; Leah, a Northeastern High School valedictorian now attending Wright State University; and Lucy, a junior at Northeastern High School. The family lives on a farm, where they raise pygmy goats.
Mrs. Parker’s term expires on December 31, 2019.
 
Steve Schwitzgable, Board Member
Mr. Steve Schwitzgable joined the Northeastern Local School District Board of Education in January of 2016. A retired educator, he taught first and second grades at South Vienna Elementary for 35 years. Mr. Schwitzgable also coached football, basketball, track and cross country throughout his career at South Vienna and Northeastern High School.
Mr. Schwitzgable and his wife Linda, who taught kindergarten at South Vienna for 30 years, have two sons, Kevin and Mark, both graduates of Northeastern High School. Kevin graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in accounting, and Mark graduated with a sports management degree from Ohio University, where he currently works as a Graduate Assistant with the Women’s Basketball program.
Mr. Schwitzgable graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and earned a Master’s of Educational Leadership degree from Wright State University. He has coached youth sports leagues and volunteers at his church, and is a past President and Bargaining Chairman of the Northeastern Local Teacher’s Association.
Mr. Schwitzgable’s term expires on December 31, 2021.
 
John Crankshaw, Board Member 
Dr. John Crankshaw, M.D, joined the Northeastern Local School District Board of Education in January of 2018. He is a physician at Memorial Primary Care in Urbana and is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. 
Dr. Crankshaw and his wife, Kristin, have two children, Claire and Connor, who attend Northeastern Local Schools. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and received a Doctorate of Medicine at The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. 
Dr. Crankshaw has coached soccer for National Trails and currently coaches for Springfield Thunder Soccer Club. He was the Vice President of the Rolling Hills Elementary PTO for four years, and previously served as the levy chair for the Northeastern Local School District Levy Committee for three years. Dr. Crankshaw and his son and daughter play the saxophone, and he is a member of the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band. 
Dr. Crankshaw’s term expires on December 31, 2021. 
 

Jeff Yinger, Board Member 

Mr. Jeff Yinger joined the Northeastern Local School District Board of Education in January of 2018. He is the Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator for the City of Springfield, Ohio, since 2010, and previously worked for 18 years as a Lab Technician for the City of Springfield, Ohio, and is a past owner of Unified Laboratories.
Mr. Yinger and his wife of 27 years, Tammy, have three children: Mandalyn (a 2013 graduate of NEHS and a 2017 graduate of Ohio University), Jeff, Jr. (a 2016 graduate of NEHS, currently attending Clark State) and Annika (currently attends GISA and planning to attend Heidelberg University in the fall of 2018). He attended Wright State University, where he studied Biology.
Mr. Yinger has served as a Northeastern Band Parents Association Officer, a secretary and trustee of the board of his church, and started several non-profit organizations. 
Mr. Yinger's term expires on December 31, 2021.