I have done a lot of soul searching this summer on what I can do to create positive change. One thing I decided was to be more proactive in supporting black-owned businesses and black professionals. I found it to be more difficult than I would have imagined to find black-owned businesses in many industries. I thought there really is a
Our new resident feature is on Cisco and Erin Crespo. The Crespos decided to move to Bexley because Erin grew up in the Columbus area and wanted to be closer to her family. Cisco grew up in Detroit, but also lived in several other places, including Ecuador, Austin, and Fort Lauderdale. Crespo's mother is black and his father is Ecuadorian.
BMPA is proud to feature the Circle of Excellence Bowles Ford Distinguished Alumni award winner, Shane Roberts. This award is named after Bowles Ford, the first minority student athlete to graduate from Bexley City Schools. Shane has worked tirelessly to support and advocate for students both in the classroom and on the field. He has been an Educational Aide at
Our student profile is on Bexley High School senior, Jaden Lumpkins. Her favorite memory of school is traveling to take football pictures for Bexley with her friend Nikki. Jaden sits on the Executive Board for the High School chapter of the Bexley Anti-Racism Project (BARP). She became involved because she strongly believes that students need to be a part of
BMPA is featuring our founding president, Dr. Jonathan Baker for our Executive Profile. Dr. Baker is a 15-year resident of Bexley and a graduate of both Northwestern and Ohio State Universities. His research focused on statistics, education and distance learning. Jonathan's activities have focused on matters of equity for historically under-served populations ranging from women in STEM fields to transfer
Thea Barbour Harms Is a 2nd grade teacher at Maryland Elementary. She has always wanted to be a teacher due to having great role models. "My grandmother was a high school librarian. We spent hours browsing through books at the public library and reading. My grandparents were great storytellers/leaders and really believed in me. They always stressed how important it
Who wouldn't want to live in a community grounded in justice, equal opportunity, love of one's neighbor and inclusion? The Bexley Minority Parent Alliance started in the summer of 2015 in hopes of influencing Bexley policies to align to that goal, which was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s concept of the “Beloved Community.” Jonathan Baker, former president of the