Andy Conn ’88
Andy graduated from FHS in 1988 and is a former trumpet player in the marching band. His daughter attends Fairfield and also participates in the marching band. Andy lives in Hamilton and has worked at Cincinnati Financial since 1990. He is a graduate of the Southern Ohio School of Ministry and serves as the youth pastor at Freedom House Little Miami. In 2013, Andy was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. He is engaged to be married to Sarah Rikas in Fall, 2019. Andy was elected president of the Alumni Association in 2019 and will serve a two-year term ending May 2021. One of Andy’s many goals as president is to further the vision set by former president Jerry Oberdorf and to help the students and alumni of FHS.
Jay Bauer ’09
Jay is a 2009 graduate of Fairfield High School and currently serves as the Women’s and Men’s Volleyball coach and Special Education teacher. He is married to the former Megan Gebhart. Jay is a 2013 graduate of Morehead State University where he majored in special education. He worked as a Intervention Specialist teacher at Talawanda High School before returning to Fairfield. Jay share’s Andy Conn’s vision in moving the association to the next level and helping the association to continue assisting students and graduates.
Ken Cornelius ’66
Maria Morris Sullivan ’81
Maria graduated from FHS in 1981 and played soccer. She works at the West Side Animal Clinic in Hamilton as the manager since 1988. She lives in Fairfield with her husband Jeff and is a grandmother of three. Her two children are also graduates of Fairfield. Maria is one of the oldest active members of the association and got involved because of her mother and aunts who served on the association board and various committees that helped launched the association where it is today. Maria hopes that the association will continue to serve students and graduates and plans to be major player in achieving those goals.
Scott is a 1979 FHS graduate and currently lives in Fairfield with his wife, Jane. He has written three books on local landmarks, including LeSourdsville Lake/Americana Amusement Park, Fantasy Farm Amusement Park and a “then & now” look at Fairfield. Scott has been a member of the FHSAA since 2006 and is a board member on the Fairfield Historical Society where he serves as chair of the Communications Committee. Scott retired after 36 years as a lieutenant with the Sinclair Community College Police Department. He currently works as the Safety Director at SouthBrook Christian Church in Miamisburg. He has two daughters, Sarah and Tracy.
Bill Sears ’66
Bill works as the Director of Strategic Market Development at Hamilton County Educational Service Center. He majored in Education (Mathematics) at the University of Cincinnati and earned a master’s degree at Xavier University. Bill has spent 49 years in education as a Math teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent in Sycamore Community Schools. He has also served as the superintendent of Lebanon City Schools and nine years as a Director at Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Bill has an obvious passion for education and has spent his life driving success for all students. Bill was re-appointed as chair of the Scholarship Committee in 2019 and will serve until May 2021.