Beavercreek board votes to hire new treasurer

Penelope R. Rucker treasurer beavercreek schools
Penelope R. Rucker (Photo/Beavercreek City Schools)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The Beavercreek Board of Education announced a new treasurer and chief financial officer for the district.

The board voted Monday to hire Penelope R. Rucker.

Penelope R. Rucker treasurer beavercreek schools
Penelope R. Rucker (Photo/Beavercreek City Schools)

Rucker is currently treasurer and CFO for Columbus City Schools, a position she has held since April 2009.

“Penny has an outstanding track record, a reputation for integrity, and a breadth and depth of experience that are difficult to find,” said Al Nels, president of the Beavercreek Board of Education. “She has helped struggling districts gain a firm financial footing, and districts in good financial shape continue to improve. And she has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and clear, understandable financial communication that will be appreciated by the citizens of our district.”

Rucker began her career as an auditor with the Ohio Auditor of State’s office, and worked as an internal auditor for The Ohio State University. She has also held positions Springfield, Upper Arlington, and London schools.

“Beavercreek Schools have a strong reputation, and my research points to a district that is well run – one that respects best practices, is dedicated to cost containment and efficiency, and is focused on offering the best education possible to its students,” said Rucker. “I am committed to maintaining this tradition, and to helping the district continue to improve.”

Rucker will join the district effective June 1. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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