Board President

Mr. Tom Edwards
Board President
Dr. Tom Edwards has worked in and around the educational arena for over 25 years, and has been a member of the Patriot Preparatory Academy School Board since 2011. As a parent of a PPA graduate, he considers it an honor and privilege to serve the interests of the students, families and staff of this great institution.

Board Members

Mr. Paul Blythe
Board Member
Paul Blythe is a retiree of Lucent Technologies of Columbus, Ohio. He retired after thirty-two years in production. He has worked for the last fifteen years at DynaLab in Reynoldsburg. Now semi-retired, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Paul and his wife, Brenda, live in Blacklick. They have two grown sons, and six grandchildren. Paul considers it an honor to be a member of the school board at Patriot Preparatory Academy where he has served since the school's inception.
Mr. Paul Petrella
Board Member

Paul Petrella has taught Mathematics in the Columbus area for 37 years. He is retired from the Licking Heights School District in 2010 and was a math teacher at Patriot Preparatory Academy from 2010 – 2015. Paul is excited to remain a part of the Patriot family in his new role as a board member. He is the father of 6 children and resides in Reynoldsburg with his wife, Barbara.

Board Meetings


Board Meeting

Thu Aug 24 2017 Starting at: 6:30 PM

Board Meeting

Thu Sep 28 2017 Starting at: 6:30 PM

Board Meeting

Thu Oct 26 2017 Starting at: 6:30 PM

Board Meeting

Thu Dec 7 2017 Starting at: 6:30 PM

Board Meeting

Thu Jan 11 2018 Starting at: 6:30 PM
Patriot Preparatory Academy's Board Meetings are open to the public. If you have interest in disussing a matter with our board members, please contact the superintendent to schedule a time.
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