Overfield’s Board of Trustees exists to provide leadership, make strategic decisions, and take appropriate actions to safeguard the continuing viability of the school’s mission for current and future generations of young children.

This committee-driven body, with members in professions including education, law, business, non-profit work, and medicine, is comprised of community members, some of whom are current or past Overfield parents, who live in Troy and surrounding communities. The Board, dedicated to the school’s well-being, offers insight and guidance about the fiduciary and strategic plans aspects of Overfield.

Overfield Troy Ohio
Founder, Trustee Emerita Since 1960

Julia Hobart

Education: B.S. Tufts University, University of Dayton
Occupation: Retired Educator
Children: 6 children attended Overfield

 

Overfield Troy Ohio
Trustee Emerita Since 1983

Karol McCarthy

Education: A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University; M Ed., Xavier University; Post Graduate, The Ohio State University
Occupation: Retired Educator

 

Trustee Since 2014

Julie Biddle

Education: B.S. Elementary Education; M.S. Early Childhood Education, Ph.D. Educational Leadership
Occupation: Professor and Program Director, Antioch University New England

Overfield Troy Ohio
Trustee Since 2014

William Harrelson

Education: B.S., Miami University; J.D., University of Dayton
Occupation: Attorney, Harrelson & Harrelson LLP
Overfield Alumni
Children: 2 children attended Overfield

Trustee Since 2014

Erica Baer

Education: M.Ed., The Ohio State University; B.A., The Ohio State University
Occupation: Director, Student Achievement and Gifted Learning, Midwest Regional ESC
Overfield Alumni

Overfield Troy Ohio
Trustee Since 2017

Jennifer Walters

Education: B.S. English, University of Dayton; J.D., University of Akron
Occupation: Attorney at Law, Huffman, Landis, Weaks & Walters, Co, LPA
Children: 2 children attended Overfield

Lisa Sargent Overfield Trustee
Trustee Since 2017

Lisa Sargent

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Ohio Northern University
Occupation: Independent Marketing Consultant
Children: 2 children attended Overfield

Overfield Troy Ohio
Trustee

Lydia Hobart Mason

Overfield Alumni

Thomas Barsotti Overfield Trustee
Trustee

Thomas Barsotti

Education: B.S. Engineering Technology, University of Dayton; M.S. Engineering Management, University of Dayton
Occupation: Program Manager, ITW Food Equipment Group
Children: 3 children attended Overfield

Trustee

Wake Norris

Education: Dual B.E., Vanderbilt University; MBA, The Ohio State University
Occupation: Strategy, Mergers, and Acquisitions leader
Children: 3 children attended Overfield

Overfield Troy Ohio
Trustee Since 2023

Tyler Benedict

Education: B.A., Columbia University
Occupation: Director of Marketing, Miami Valley School
Overfield Alumni

“Childhood is the most glorious time in life.”

– Julia Hobart, Founder of The Overfield School

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