Officers & Committee Chairpersons

Jay Bauer ’09President

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 wants to continue moving the association to the next level and helping the association to continue assisting students and graduates.

Maria Morris Sullivan ’81Secretary

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.

Ken Cornelius ’66Treasurer

Ken Cornelius ’66


Scott Fowler ’79Communications

Scott Fowler ’79


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. He also serves on the board of the Monroe Historical Society 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 ’66Scholarship

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.