Mrs. Alice Simon, Board President
Alice Simon began her service on the Pike-Delta-York Board of Education thirteen years ago. She graduated from PDY before completing an accounting program at Owens Technical College and then a degree in Registered Nursing at Northwest State Community College. Mrs. Simon has been working as a registered nurse in the surgical department at Fulton County Health Center, both in pre-operative and post-operative patient care. Not only is Alice a Delta High School Class of 1980 aluma, she is also a proud parent of four PDY graduates and a proud grandparent of two students at Delta Elementary School! As Alice explains, she “ran for the Board of Education in 1999 while her four children were still at PDY.” At the time, she felt it was important to be involved in the hiring of a new superintendent and discussing how to best utilize district funding. She strives to help PDY “continue to provide a quality education while being fiscally responsible to the community.”
Mr. Dan Elliott, Board Vice President
Dan Elliott is a PDY graduate with the Class of 1995 and is a life-long resident of the district. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Computer Science and is currently employed by The Andersons in Maumee as a Domain Architect over their Business Intelligence solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in various systems analyst and software development roles. Dan and his wife Joetta have four children who all attend PDY. Alissa is a junior, Nathan is a freshman, Jaxon is in fifth grade, and Bowen is in third grade. When asked why Dan decided to join the PDY Board of Education, he said his “desire to join the BOE stems from a desire to serve our school district and community.” He has a strong passion for the Village of Delta and wants to see it grow and thrive.
Mrs. Jenna Holzhauer
Jenna Holzhauer is the Human Resources Manager at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital where she’s been for the past seven years. Jenna is a graduate of Wauseon High School, and later graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in English and a concentration in American Literature. She has two children who attend Delta Elementary; Grayson is a third grader, Elise is a second grader, and her youngest, Callum, is entering kindergarten this school year. Jenna says “My kids, along with my husband and I, have had a wonderful experience within the district. Each educator has gone above and beyond, including adapting to the difficult situations brought on by the pandemic.” When asked why she wanted to join the Board of Education, Jenna replied “I decided to join the board to ensure that my children, as well as all of the other children in the district, continue to have a great experience during their time at PDY.”
Mr. Timothy Bower
A graduate of Holgate High School, Timothy Bower is in his first term on the Pike-Delta-York Board of Education. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance before completing a Master of Public Administration through Andrew Jackson University. Mr. Bower currently serves as the Superintendent of Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Good Samaritan in Defiance, Ohio. Timothy and his family moved to the district in August, 2019, with their four children: two who attend Delta Elementary School, one who attends Delta Middle School, and one who attends Delta High School. According to Timothy, he is “Very involved with [his] children’s activities and education and wanted to ensure they are getting the best education, along with all the other children of the district.” He is always willing to step up by volunteering his time and talents to better the community for his children and all children at PDY.
Mrs. Kelly Valentine
Kelly Valentine joined the Pike-Delta-York Board of Education in summer 2022. She and her husband Aaron (DHS Class of 1992) moved to the PDY district in 2016 so that that their four children (Gary, Maggie, Marie, and Genevieve) could all attend PDY. Kelly has a degree in education from the University of Findlay and is currently working with the non-profit organ recovery organization Life Connection of Ohio. She works with public education, special project and event planning, volunteer coordinating, and sponsorship oversight. Kelly grew up with family who served their community through their church, the Lions Club, school board, and other civic groups. When asked what drew her to join the PDY Board of Education, Kelly stated “It has always been in me to serve. As a parent of four in the district, the time just feels right for me to do whatever I can to help the school district and community succeed, by helping the students succeed.”