Daphne Moehring is a dedicated and experienced advocate for our schools. Daphne is currently serving as Vice President of the Gahanna-Jefferson School Board in her 8th year on the BOE. She chairs the Finance Committee for the district, which has provided more robust financial oversight and allows for public participation during its meetings. Daphne has been the board representative on the Master Facilities Committee since 2019 and is excited for the Phase II projects that will prepare our district for the next 50 years. Daphne approaches her school board work as she did her professional work – with commitment to preparation, continuing education on topics critical for the district, and attendance at every meeting.
Prior to joining the BOE, Daphne served seven terms as PTO President in the district and as a committee chair on the GLHS PTO. Daphne is a five-year member of the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation's Grants Committee and served as the Volunteer Chair for the Gala Committee for three years.
For Daphne, raised in the small town of Jackson, Ohio, education was the family focus. Her grandparents taught at the university level and her mother was a teacher. Her father was an agronomist for the Ohio State University, often collaborating with students on research projects. Daphne was raised with the philosophy that the things that education enabled students to discover about themselves and contribute to the world were just as important as the ability to create income for a comfortable life.
Daphne married Boyd Moehring, a 1980 Gahanna graduate, in 1992. After graduating from Capital University, they chose to raise their two daughters, Hallie and Mallory, in Gahanna. Both daughters graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School and benefitted from the quality education they received at GLHS as they pursued college degrees and, for Hallie, a doctoral degree.
In the Gahanna-Jefferson community, Daphne serves as the district representative with the City of Gahanna. She attends Gahanna City Council meetings to stay apprised of developments that may affect the school district. Daphne volunteers with her church, Peace Lutheran of Gahanna, and for community organizations including GRIN.
Outside of education, Daphne is involved with DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the Gahanna Kiwanis, an international organization dedicated to improving the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. She is currently serving as Treasurer of the Whetstone Chapter of DAR, and previously served as president of the Gahanna Kiwanis. She has a strong love of family history and serves as the historian/genealogist for her mother’s maternal family and has published the family history of both sides of her mother’s heritage.