Inspire Elementary School is guided by an esteemed Board of Directors.
Loretta L. King
Loretta L. King
As a former elected official for Reynoldsburg City Schools and Vice President of the School Board, Loretta King has had the unique opportunity to utilize her skill sets to assist district leaders in understanding strategies that promoted fiscal responsibility, program integration, community activism and open dialogue. She and fellow board members were responsible for ensuring the delivery of innovative, high quality and cost effective education of 7,000 students, with a budget of $65 million dollar. While she was on the Board Reynoldsburg City Schools was voted one of America’s top high schools for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. King was also instrumental as co-chair in helping the district pass a successful operating levy in 2011 after multiple failed attempts through community organization and grass root marketing efforts.
During her tenure as the Senior Director of Programs for the Columbus Urban League, King was responsible for the administration of programs and service delivery of the Community Engagement and Empowerment, and Housing Services Departments. She developed clear strategies necessary to market community programs, provide outcome driven goals, increase revenues, and manage projects - all while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
Previously, King served as the Assistant Director of the Housing Advisory Center for Homeport. She administered over a quarter of a million dollars in mortgage assistance and over 1.3 million dollars in down payment assistance to Central Ohio residents. She worked as a Community Development Specialist with Huntington Mortgage Group where she originated mortgages for first time homebuyers, and also worked with government and community organizations for the need of affordable homes and lending products within central Ohio.
King volunteers and is currently the President of her Home Owners Association, and as the Financial Secretary of the Retired Armed Forces Association. Lastly, King believes that to be successful you must foster and cultivate a positive dynamic team learning environment.
King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. She has received multiple Community Service awards, including the Martin Luther King Unity Celebration Award and the National Urban League’s Transformative Leadership Award in Housing Counseling.
Elaine Tornero is a results-focused leader with an eye for detail and a passion for helping others. Always seeking to achieve greater success, Elaine is willing to disrupt the status quo and provide a fresh perspective. Elaine is a thoughtful decision-maker and works overtime to achieve what is right, not what is easy.
Elaine served on the Reynoldsburg Board of Education from 2010-2017. During that time, the district developed academies and blended learning - both allowing for highly personalized instruction. The board also adopted and implemented a successful open enrollment policy which has benefited thousands of students and the community of Reynoldsburg.
Having educated all six of her children at home, Elaine has extensive knowledge of both public and homeschooling. Elaine is active in her church and serves the underprivileged in Central Ohio at the Stowe Mission.
Elaine holds a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University.
Melissa Jackson takes vision and turns it into strategy; driving results through implementation. She is able to leverage talent to enable success and can navigate through complex initiatives. She has grown her team through sheer determination and her ability to identify and leverage business opportunities.
Melissa utilizes her intuition, knowledge and ability to make sound business decisions. She is well respected and looked upon as a strong leader by those in her industry. Currently Associate Director at LBrands, a Fortune 500 Company, Melissa oversees the Program Management division within Store Design and Construction for the multi-billion dollar organization. She has led over $40 million in programs over the past two years and is currently overseeing an initiative to ensure the collaboration and strategic development of the top retail stores to ensure performance. This initiative leverages several facets of the business including finance, real estate, construction, etc.
Previously, as a Program Manager, Melissa helped define a niche market within her current department. She helped drive results through process and implementation for a multitude of programs. She has grown her career through L Brands by transitioning from an individual support role to overseeing a large team. She began her career working for a construction management company in Plano, TX.
Melissa holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University.
Alvaro Campuzano graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in International Business as a Cum Laude honors scholar. During his undergraduate career, he served as the captain of the men’s soccer team and a member of the Student-Athlete Honor Roll.
Post-graduation, Alvaro was recruited by Nationwide Insurance. Since January 2018, he continues to work as a part of Nationwide’s Business Transformation Office team, primarily concerted with efforts surrounding Operational Excellence, Lean Management Deployments, and Non-Profit Expansion.
Originally hailing from Cali, Colombia, Alvaro moved to Coral Springs, Florida at the age of 7 from a family of first generation immigrants. In his spare time, Alvaro continues to enjoy volunteering for the community, traveling and playing soccer.
Alvaro looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Inspire school board as a way to drive his continued appetite to create impactful change. His previous involvement with various philanthropic efforts spanning from collaborating with religious organizations and community development programs both domestic and abroad continues to inspire and motivate him to keep making a difference.
Scott Pullins is an attorney, charter school board member, consultant, political analyst, and writer. He provides services to small businesses, individuals, financial entities, and political organizations.
Scott Pullins has advised clients on complex legal, business, marketing and public policy issues. He co-founded and led Ohio's only statewide, pro-taxpayer organization for over ten years. Through that work Scott Pullins appeared as a guest or was interviewed by the Fox News Channel, Court TV, the Ohio News Network, Ohio Public TV and Radio, Clear Channel Radio, National Public Radio, and various major television network affiliates. Scott Pullins was also interviewed or had guest columns appear in very major Ohio newspaper, several national newspapers and most other daily and weekly newspapers throughout Ohio.
Scott Pullins served as a top advisor to former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, the first speaker to take over after Ohio imposed term limits. He was widely credited for helping Mr. Householder secure that position. He served as a consultant to Ohio Members of Congress Jean Schmidt, Jim Jordan, and Bob Latta and wrote a popular political blog.
During the recent economic crisis, Pullins temporarily joined JPMorgan Chase and worked in the Mortgage Banking Executive Office. There, he worked on the Independent Foreclosure Review and helped resolve highly escalated complaints that consumers made to the CFPB and government officials and agencies.
In addition to his legal practice, Scott Pullins now writes for 3rd Rail Politics, an innovative media site that covers the Ohio General Assembly. He is also a charter school board member. Scott Pullins is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of ILEAD Spring Meadows charter school in Holland, Ohio. He is the Founding Treasury for the Board of Directors of the South Columbus Preparatory Academy, part of the Accel network. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Inspire Elementary School. Additionally, he is working to help establish ILEAD Columbus.
Mr. Pullins attended Ohio University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.