A retired vice president for Ashland Chemical, Bulgozdy has volunteered for Dublin City Schools for more than 20 years, reading with countless students in many of Dublin’s elementary schools. Known affectionately as “Mr. B,” he is regarded for his patience and heartfelt desire to help students excel. Regardless of where he’s worked with a child -- at cafeteria tables, small desks with a tiny chairs or small, windowless spaces -- he always has a smile and compliments the staff for their contributions to the learning environment.
Lt. Col. James Camp
A member of the 1985 class of Dublin High School, Camp’s aircraft was one of the first to arrive in Washington, D.C. after the 9/11 attacks began. A decorated commander who has flown more than 50 missions in the Iraq War, Lt. Col. Camp’s team won the coveted Best KC-135 Air Crew in the U.S. Air Force’s international 2007 Mobility Rodeo competition. In high school, Camp was the quarterback of a football team that twice won the league championship.
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
A 1988 graduate of Dublin High School, Coughlin is a five-time National Hot Rod Association world champion and has 66 major wins as a stock car racer. In two decades, Coughlin has won 57 national events in 86 final-round appearances, ranking him among the best. Only five other drivers have collected more titles across the four professional racing classes than Coughlin. In his senior year in high school, Coughlin was the captain of the lacrosse team and led the team in scoring.
A teacher and track and cross country coach in the district for more than 20 years, Foley has developed numerous district, regional, state and national champions. A multi-year All American from Edinboro University, he added his vast training and racing experience to the coaching and development of young talent in the district. Currently the coach at Dublin Scioto he coached at Dublin High School before Scioto opened in 1996. Not only able to develop athletes into stellar performers, Foley is known for his leadership and serving a role model for countless students.
A member of Dublin High School’s Class of 1956, Bill Grafflin has served as an integral part of the alumni association, helping organize records and build a web site as well as take part in the association’s banquets for many years. He continues to play an important role, serving as a member of the alumni association’s advisory committee since the organization was established in 2008.
Barbara (Rose) Headlee
A 1947 graduate of Dublin High School, the district’s first-ever state champion athletes came under Headlee’s tutelage. A physical education teacher in the district for 25 years, Headlee began the gymnastics program in 1968. She went on to lead the team in 1972 to Ohio’s first state championship meet where two Dublin gymnasts earned first places (one was her daughter Connie). Headlee is regarded for her cutting-edge approach and incorporating activities such as horseback riding, canoeing and golf into the physical education curriculum.
Herbert W. Jones
Jones graduated from Dublin High School in 1955 and went on to teach public school for 35 years. President of the Dublin Historical Society, Jones initiated a partnership years ago between the organization and the school district that made a walking tour of Historic Dublin part of the elementary curriculum. Jones has served on countless committees at the city and township levels and retired after 31 years as a volunteer firefighter for the Washington Township Fire Department.
Dr. Henry W. Karrer
A member of the class of 1924, Karrer went on to study medicine after graduating and delivered more than 1,100 babies in the area during his nearly 30 years in practice. Karrer served as Dublin High School's All Sports Team Physician throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s and was known for never missing an athletic event. A beloved member of the community, the district held "Doctor Karrer Night" in 1965 to honor him for his service and dedication. Karrer completed all 12 grades in the district's 1919 building.
A former agriculture teacher for Dublin High School, McNutt has served as NBC 4’s Garden Expert since 1989. He left his career in secondary education in 1963 to serve as 4-H agent in Franklin County and eventually became a full professor at The Ohio State University. He has spent decades sharing his knowledge and has given speeches and conducted educational programs in 45 states and 26 countries. McNutt is also a member of the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.
An investment advisor for Monarch Financial, Putnoky created the most coveted award bestowed to district staff members. Established in 1990 to recognize outstanding contributions, the Golden Shamrock Award is presented at board meetings seven times a year to two employees who have made noteworthy contributions to the district. A member of the award committee since the program’s inception nearly 20 years ago, Putnoky has missed just one Golden Shamrock presentation. He has long believed employees -- from teachers to custodians to administrators -- are among the most valuable assets of the district.
Jordan (Rich) Rose
A member of Dublin High School’s class of 1989, Rose is the founder of Rose Law Group, one of the largest female-owned law firms in the western US. A recent finalist for the Arizona Republic’s Woman of the Year award, she was named by the newspaper as one of the “20 Women Who Will Shape Arizona by 2020.” Rose practices in the areas of renewable energy, land use and zoning and government relations and has built a firm known for its unique combination of attorneys, construction manager and urban planners. She is involved in many charitable organizations and mentors girls in high school and college. From first grade to her senior year in high school, Rose was consistently elected to student council.
A member of the class of 1983, Witchey was the voice of Dublin High School basketball and football games while a student. He began his professional career in 1987 for Dublin City Schools as a social studies teacher and assistant athletic director after graduating from OSU. He was named athletic director of Dublin Scioto when the school opened in 1996 and has led the school to numerous Ohio Capital Conference championships and four state titles. Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman appointed Witchey to the 2012 City of Columbus bicentennial sports subcommittee.