Biography

Sarah Fowler has served on the Ohio State Board of Education since 2013.  She received significant support in all three elections, winning with a minimum margin of 10% across the six county district.  Sarah has opposed many bureaucratic policies, fulfilling her campaign promises to support parental direction of their children’s education and local control of Ohio’s public schools.

Sarah has served on more than a dozen State Board of Education committees and several workgroups giving her a wide range of education policy experience.  She was the State Board’s 2015 appointee to the National Association of State Boards of Education workgroup on Governmental Affairs, which focused on federal education law and policy.  Sarah has also served as vice-chairman for three committees (2014-2018) and is currently chairman of the Teaching, Leading and Learning Committee.

A small business owner, Sarah started her first business when she was just eleven years old, operating “Sarah’s Eggs” for thirteen years.  A former independent consultant with Lilla Rose, Norwex, Plexus, and Young Living, she enjoys providing quality products and services to her customers.  In 2018, Sarah started her newest entrepreneurial enterprise: Badger Run Berries, LLC, a developing u-pick blueberry farm in Rock Creek.

Sarah has taught hands-on skills, including canning and sewing, to small classes of adults and children in both the United States and Mexico.  Since 2015, she has enjoyed teaching beginning and intermediate piano to over fifty students ages five to eighteen.  In addition to pursuing her entrepreneurial interests, Sarah does graphic design, sales and marketing, and book keeping in the family business.  She has been the Director of Marketing for Fowler Enterprises, Inc since January 2018.

Sarah resides on a small farm in Ashtabula County with her family.  She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, camping and hiking.  The oldest of seven children, you will often find her reading aloud to her younger siblings or cheering on their softball teams.  Sarah is the first homeschool graduate in the nation to be elected to a State Board of Education.  She credits her parents and grandparents for instilling in her the valuable life lessons of hard work, respect, loyalty and love for God and others.

Education & Teaching Experience

  • First homeschool graduate in the nation to serve on a State Board of Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) ministry certification (2006)
  • Teaching sewing, canning and hands-on skills in the United States & Mexico (2007-2011)
  • Piano teacher (2015-present)

Work Experience

  • Fowler Enterprises, Inc (2005-present);
    Executive Office Assistant (2008-2017), Director of Marketing (2018-present)

Elected Service

  • Ohio State Board of Education (2013-present);
    Vice-chairman on three committees (2014-2018), National Association of State Boards of Education
    (NASBE) Government Affairs workgroup (2015), Chairman Teaching, Leading & Learning Committee
    (2019-present)

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Sarah’s Eggs (1999 – 2012)
  • Independent Sales Consultant with:
    Lilla Rose, Norwex, Plexus, & Young Living (2012-2018)
  • Badger Run Berries, LLC (2018-present)