Board of Education Biographies



board president Beryl Piccolantonio

Board President: Beryl Piccolantonio

Ms. Piccolantonio began her formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in January 2016. She graduated from Ohio Dominican University and obtained her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Piccolantonio currently serves as the Chief Ombudsperson for Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. She also worked at the Ohio Industrial Commission in a variety of roles, including the Director of Labor Relations and as a hearing officer. Piccolantonio also serves on the Gahanna Civil Service Commission, as a Voting Location Manager for the Franklin County Board of Elections, and as a volunteer mock trial and moot court judge for the Ohio Center for Education. Piccolantonio and her husband Andy have lived in Gahanna since 2001 and have three sons who are students in the Gahanna-Jefferson schools. Her current term concludes Dec. 31, 2019.

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Daphne Moehring

Board Vice President: Daphne Moehring

Ms. Moehring began her formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in January 2016. She has been an active volunteer in the district for the past 12 years, serving as classroom volunteer, PTO president, GJEF grants committee and gala committee member. Ms. Moehring earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, with a minor in finance, from Capital University. Professionally, she spent 21 years in commercial banking before becoming licensed in insurance.  Currently, Ms. Moehring is associated with John Dawson Associates, an independent insurance agency. Moehring and her husband, Boyd (a 1980 Gahanna grad) are parents of two Gahanna students, having lived here since 1989. Her current term concludes December 31, 2019.

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Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Mr. Campbell began his formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In recent years, while working full-time, he returned to school to acquire additional education in the field of accounting. His time as a soccer coach, youth pastor, and as an active community member increased his passion for the importance of good education. Mr. Campbell and his wife have been Gahanna residents for more than ten years and have four children enrolled in the school district. His current term concludes on Dec. 31, 2022.

Phone: 614-479-1302 | Email:

 Jennifer Chrysler

Jennifer Chrysler

Mrs. Chrysler was appointed to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education to fill the unexpired, vacated term of Dr. Jill Schuler. She holds a bachelor’s degrees in urban studies and sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.C.R.P. Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Professionally, Mrs. Chrysler has served as the Community Development Director for New Albany since May 2005. Her work has been instrumental in assisting New Albany with the creation of a comprehensive economic development plan to guide future decisions, a Community Improvement Corporation, a strategic economic development marketing plan and the implementation of cutting-edge business incentive strategies. Chrysler and her husband have three children in the Gahanna-Jefferson School District. Her present term concludes Dec. 31, 2022.

Phone: 614-479-1303 | Email:

Bryan Hairston 

Bryan Hairston

Mr. Hairston began his formal service to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in 2018. He obtained his master’s in taxation from The Capital University Law School and his bachelor’s, with a concentration in accounting, from Capital University. Mr. Hairston is a recent retiree from the Ohio Department of Taxation where he served as an Administrator for the Sales and Use tax division and the Pass Thru entity tax division. Previously, he was the Director of Tax for the City of Gahanna. Mr. Hairston comes from a family of educators.  He grew up understanding the importance of getting an education.  He believes that positively molding young minds early will lead to future successes in life. Mr. Hairston has two children, a son, who is a graduate of Gahanna and a daughter, who attends Gahanna-Jefferson Schools. His current term concludes on Dec. 31, 2022.

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