Lighthouse Community School Board Welcomes Three New Members
Lighthouse Community School has welcomed three new members to its board, Kent Friel, Rickell Howard, and Shannon Long. The Lighthouse Community School Board monitors school compliance with the requirements of Cincinnati Public Schools and the Ohio Department of Education.
About the new Lighthouse Community School Board Members
Kent Friel is an education advocate and volunteer. Since retiring as the owner of a career services business in 2002, he has focused on leadership in education and organizations leading citizens out of poverty. He is Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council of UC’s College of Education and Criminal Justice (CECH), is Vice President and Education Chairman of the Cincinnatus Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau. Friel led the development of Woodward Career Technical High School, previously served as Board Chairman of Cincinnati Works, and served for nine years on the Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. Board of Trustees. He and his wife Mary live in Mt. Lookout and have nine children, 24 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Rickell Howard is the Ohio Policy and Litigation Director for the Children’s Law Center. She received her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and her B.B.A. in International Business from Howard University. Before joining Children’s Law Center, Howard served as the Director for the Human Rights in Prison Litigation project at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. She is a volunteer board member of the Central Community Health Board and the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. She also founded the Wise Counsel legal ministry at her church, Light of the World Ministries, where she provides legal resources to persons who are unable to afford an attorney.
Shannon Long is a change management consultant with a diverse background in clinical and organizational psychology, individual/executive coaching, transformational change, organizational development, program and process management, training and community partnership, and outreach. She has been a member of various committees in the areas of education, mental health and government. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Kids Included Together, an international organization located in San Diego.