ADVOCATE FHSD LEADERSHIP TEAM
Kimberly is a graduate of FHSD and University of Cincinnati’s college of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Kimberly’s career as a luxury retail store designer allowed her to travel the globe and live in many different areas of the US. Kimberly recently returned to Cincinnati with her husband Travis and two daughters, and chose Anderson/Newtown specifically for the school district. While getting acquainted with the district as a parent, she found information circulating regarding the school board to be scattered, incomplete, and hard to find in full context. One day on a walk with Sara Sudkamp, the idea for Advocate FHSD was born. When not designing, parenting, or advocating for FHSD, Kimberly can be found at the stables; either riding, or volunteering as a horse angel at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship.
Sara is a long time resident of Anderson Township where she currently lives with her husband Paul and their three kids. Sara attended Mercer, Turpin and McNicholas. Sara has two degrees from Bowling Green State University and she earned her JD from Chase College of Law. Sara and Paul chose to send their kids to FHSD because of the district’s reputation for providing high quality education, and thus far they have been happy with their experience. Sara believes that the school board should be nonpartisan and its members focused on service to the students, schools, and community, and not influenced by ideology or propaganda. Sara enjoys running, sewing and spending time with her family.
Kristen Kalonick is a graduate of FHSD and Miami University in Oxford. She and her partner David have two children, one each attending Nagel and Wilson. Kristen works as an operations leader at a local aviation manufacturing company, and is a strong advocate for district excellence. The strength of the district schools was the primary factor in her return to Anderson Township after living abroad. Kristen enjoys volunteering at the schools, spending time with her many nieces and nephews and occasionally engaging in her many hobbies.
Sean and his wife moved to the Forest Hills School District to start a family because of its stellar academic reputation and the smaller, neighborhood schools. He is a multimedia designer for a local arts organization, father of one Sherwood student and another future Archer. Regardless of affiliation, Sean would like school board members to work transparently, in a nonpartisan way, for ALL students and residents of FHSD. He hopes advocating for transparency on behalf of FHSD students, staff and taxpayers will bring the community together.
Katie has always held education as a primary value for her and her family. She and her family relocated back to their hometown of Cincinnati in 2020. They intentionally sought out a home in FHSD due to the strong reputation of the schools for her twin toddlers who will start kindergarten in a few years. Katie holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and leads a research team focused on community building.