At its organizational meeting on January 14, the Winton Woods board of education appointed John Cuppoletti to fill the vacancy on the board. The term of this appointment will expire on December 31, 2019. “We had several highly qualified candidates, but I am pleased to announce that the board unanimously appointed Dr. John Cuppoletti. He is a published author and has served as a professor, researcher, volunteer, and mentor. Dr. Cuppoletti has been an active supporter of the Winton Woods School District and has had a long career in higher education. The board believes that his extensive background in academia will be a tremendous asset to the team,” said Dr. Viola Johnson, board president.
Dr. Cuppoletti has lived in the district for over 30 years. He is married with one son who attended and graduated from Winton Woods High School. Although recently retired, he brings a wealth of educational and professional experience to the board, including over 30 years of teaching in higher education. He was a first-generation college student who believes that every student should be given a chance and help to succeed. Dr. Cuppoletti and his wife support a number of scholarships and financial awards for first-generation students at the University of Cincinnati and at institutions in California.
Being active in service to the community is what Dr. Cuppoletti has always been. He served as a member of the Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department, chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Cincinnati, and for nine years, a member and chair of the Ohio Faculty Council which advises the chancellor of the State of Ohio. In short, Dr. Cuppoletti has a long record of research, teaching and service to his communities. He looks forward to helping the board of education accomplish its goals of ensuring student achievement, aligning resources needed, and engaging with parents and community partners.