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Current Board Members

From left to Right – Seth Plaut, James “Eddie” Reeb, Jelecia McMullen, Lindsay Lee, Jamie Rea

Mrs. Lindsay Lee

Term Ends – December 2025

Mrs. Lindsay Lee is serving as President for 2024.

Lindsay Lee was elected to the Finneytown Board of Education in November 2021 for a four-year term.

Lindsay Lee has been a member of Finneytown’s community since 2017. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Wright State University. Lindsay gives back to the community as a Girl Scout volunteer and runs her own custom stationery business – Letters By Lynzie, LLC. She has 3 daughters – 2 in the Finneytown schools and a 3rd who will join her sisters in 2023.

Mrs. Jelicia McMullen

Term Ends – December 2025

Mrs. Jelicia McMullen is serving as Vice President for 2024.

Jelicia was elected to the board – starting her term in January 2022. She and her husband, Ryan, moved to Finneytown in 2011.

Jelicia graduated from Winton Woods High School in 2006. Jelicia has worked for North West City Schools and early childhood facilities working with small children for most of her career. Jelicia also attended Fortis College earning her diploma in Dental Assisting in 2013. After five years of working in Pediatrics and General Dentistry, Jelicia spent five years as a stay-at-home mom to invest in her children’s education and their futures. She is currently a bus monitor working with special needs children at Winton Woods City schools.

Jelicia and Ryan have three wonderful children (Bryce, Jackson, and Reyna). Her sons are both currently enrolled at Finneytown School District. Her family is very active within the community as she and her husband lead their younger son’s Cub Scout Den, assist in many roles in the PTA, and help teachers at Finneytown Elementary regularly.

Jelicia is looking forward to working alongside Finneytown staff, parents, and board members to strengthen and unify the community. Jelicia wants to advocate for all students no matter their background. What Jelicia likes most about Finneytown is the diversity and the relationships she has built over the years.

Mr. Seth Plaut

Term ends – December 2027

Seth Plaut was elected to the Finneytown Board of Education in November 2023 for a 4-year term.

Mr. Plaut graduated from Finneytown in 1994 and went on to attend the University of Cincinnati where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 1998.  After working for the CAA, YMCA and even a year as a substitute teacher in our district, Mr. Plaut found a career as an electrician.  He finished his apprenticeship in 2009.  He is currently working in Traffic Services in the City of Cincinnati.

Three of Mr. Plaut’s children have graduated from Finneytown.  He still has children attending the district.  They are involved in marching band, student council, Girl Scouts, and a variety of youth sports.  His wife, Joy, is heavily involved with the ES PTA and FMPA.  

Mr. James Rea
Term Ends – December 2025

Jamie Rea was elected to the Finneytown Board of Education in November 2021 for a four-year term.

Jamie grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he attended public schools. He came to the United States to attend Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia on a soccer scholarship. Jamie earned both his Marketing and MBA degrees at WJU. Jamie started his business career at the National Technology Transfer Center, a government program that partnered with NASA and for-profit corporations to bring federally-developed technologies to market. Jamie moved to the Cincinnati area in 2008 to work for the Batesville Casket Company. He moved to Finneytown in 2011.

Jamie is active in the community. He served as President of the Finneytown Elementary PTA and is a board member at the Powell Crosley YMCA. Jamie has been a youth soccer coach for more than 25 years, most recently with the Finneytown Athletic Association.

Jamie works for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. He and his wife Ginger have two children that attend Finneytown schools—a kindergartener and a second grader. Both boys look forward to attending the new Finneytown Elementary School next school year.

Mr. James Edward Reeb Jr. (Eddie)

Term ends – December 2027

Mr. James Reeb was appointed to the board in October 2021 to take over a vacated board seat until December 2023. In November 2023, Mr. Reeb was elected to a four-year term on the board, which began in January 2024.

Mr. Reeb is a lifelong resident of Finneytown. He attended Finneytown Schools (Whitaker, Brent, Cottonwood, and the Secondary Campus) for kindergarten through twelfth grade and graduated Salutatorian from Finneytown High School in 2014. His wife, Rebecca (Huff), graduated from Finneytown in the same year. In high school, Mr. Reeb played saxophone in marching band and bassoon in concert band. His favorite classes in high school were Honors and AP Biology with Mr. Breines, Government with Mr. Behm, Art History with Ms. Althoff, and Media class with Mr. Shawn Maus. Mr. Reeb was the lighting designer for five theatrical shows, served as Student Council Secretary for three years, and participated in Young Life.

He studied at Hillsdale College in Michigan, graduating in December 2017 with a major in Politics and minor in Latin. During college, he and his wife were active volunteers with Young Life and their church. In 2019, he substitute-taught at Finneytown Secondary Campus before being hired for a full-time teaching position at another district. Mr. Reeb currently is employed as a high school social studies teacher in the Education College at Ignite Institute (Boone County Schools – KY) and expects to graduate with a Master’s degree in Teaching (MAT) from Northern Kentucky University in May 2024. His family attends Red Door Church in Forest Park.

Mr. Reeb’s brother graduated from Finneytown in 2022 and his brother-in-law is in tenth grade in the high school. His wife has two other siblings and cousins who graduated from Finneytown. In January 2024, Mr. Reeb and his wife welcomed their second daughter to the world; their oldest daughter is four years old, and they serve as foster parents.

Mr. Reeb is looking forward to continuing to contribute his experience as a teacher and alumnus to the board over the duration of his current term.