During its February meeting, Washington County Career Center board members Debbie West for Warren Local School District and Johnna Zalmanek for Fort Frye Local School District were recognized.
Debbie West was recognized for 10 years of service as a member of the Board of Education. West has served the past 10 years on the Warren Local School District board with the last two years on the Washington County Career Center's board as well. She's a graduate of Warren High School and obtained a degree in Finance from Marietta College. West previously worked as a computer programmer and a business and industry instructor for Washington State Community College. Additionally, she worked at Woodcraft as a database analyst and circulation manager before moving to DuPont where she currently serves as a customer service supervisor and demand coordinator. West has been employed with DuPont for the past four and a half years. She resides in Vincent with her husband, Steve. West has two children in college, Megan and Nathan.
Johnna Zalmanek will be presented with the Ohio School Boards Association's Award of Achievement at the association's regional spring conference being held in St. Clairsville on Thursday, March 7.
The Award of Achievement is given to school board members in recognition of their commitment to training and leadership on their boards of education and region and statewide OSBA activities.
Zalmanek has served the past four years on the Fort Frye Local School District board with the last two years holding the office of president. She became a board member at the Career Center last school year.
Zalmanek is a Legislative liaison and vice president and has previously served as chair of policy and food services committees.
Zalmanek is very active in her church and volunteers within the community. She resides in Lower Salem with her husband, Jerry, and their three children, Zack, Julia, and Joey.