Lee is a longtime resident of the 23rd Ohio House District. He has education degrees from Urbana University (B.A.) and The Ohio State University (M.A.). He retired in 2011 after a successful and honored teaching career of 37 years in South-Western City Schools, a district that he loves and where he has made his home.
Lee is proud to say that he has been a member of the PTA/PTSA every year since beginning his career in education.
In addition to teaching, Lee has served on The South-Western City Schools Board since 2013, The Grove City Board of Zoning Appeals and numerous scholarship committees and boards. He has held elected offices on The Ohio Education Association Board of Directors and The National Education Association Board of Directors, as well as serving as the Chair of the NEA Social Security Fairness Task Force in Washington, DC.
After retirement, Lee served as the facilitator of Intergenerational Mentoring for future educators at The Ohio State University.
He has been happily married to his wife, Jane, for 40 years. He and Jane have two sons: Damien (wife, Bianca) and Sebastian, both graduates of South-Western City Schools, and one grandchild.
National Eagle Scout Award
Ohio Teacher of the Year Finalist
Ohio PTA/PTSA Outstanding Educator
Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding Exemplary Service Award
South-Western City School District Teacher of the Year
NASA Teacher in Space Ohio Candidate
Ohio Gifted Children Distinguished Service Award
Ohio School Board Association Exemplary School Employee Award
Ohio School Board Association Award of Achievement
Who’s Who Among American Educators
Westland Area Business Association Community Champion Award
OHSSA Career Coaching Achievement Award
Grove City Board of Zoning Appeals
Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce SWEA Liaison
Grove City High School Band/Orchestra/Athletic Booster
Westland Area Business Association (WABA) Board of Trustees
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Merit Badge Counselor
American Red Cross Lifetime Blood Donor
Lions Club International
Library of Congress Reader
Community Health Action Team (CHAT) Member
Children’s Hospital Tutoring Program
West Side Produce Market Volunteer
Grove City Kids Association Coach/Instructor