School Board Candidate

Why I Ran for School Board

Supporting the students by being on the school board is something that has been important to Raye's family. Her late cousin, Ethel Sims, was the first African American school board member here in Lebanon.  Her aunt Johnny Kimberlin served on the school board in the Jefferson Township school district for many years. Raye believes that getting involved at this level will allow her to bring a fresh perspective. She offers a unique set of skills that can enhance the progress and success of the school district.

Raye has been involved in the school district in a variety of ways supporting the drama club at the junior high school and the choir program at the high school. Most recently she has been a part of the parent equity group working with the staff and administration to develop fundamental understandings around equity, diversity, and culturally responsive practices, working toward development of a comprehensive district-wide anti-harassment, anti-discrimination plan. Raye is also a member of the Lunch On Us project team working toward feeding the students and helping to eliminate lunch debt in Lebanon schools.

My Priorities

Honest and transparent school superintendent and school board

Open Communication with staff, students, parents, and community

Partnerships with parents, community and businesses

Equity and diversity

My Endorsements


MaryEllen Haynes

Retired LCS Teacher

I am very pleased to endorse Raye Kimberlin for Lebanon City Schools Board of Education. Raye has outstanding academic and professional credentials in marketing and communication and is an ardent supporter of Lebanon Schools. She supports strong academics for all students and is an advocate for the school’s arts programs. As a graduate of Lebanon Schools and the mother of a son, Shawn, who attended K-12 and graduated from LHS this past spring, her heart is with this community and the school system.  Raye will bring a much needed perspective and voice to the school board. She is a great candidate and has my whole-hearted support.

Victor Dwayne Sims, 
LHS Class of 1977

Victor Dwayne Sims

Class of 1977

Raye represents 5 generations that matriculated through the system including her and her son. She is well qualified and can add a much needed voice in the system. I know when elected she will bring a good perspective and make a tremendous contribution to the Lebanon City Schools. Her experience in the communication industry and family history of knowledge and experience in the schools can only enhance the system.


Krista R. Wyatt

LHS Class of 1980

I am endorsing Raye Kimberlin for a position as a Lebanon City Schools Board Member.  My endorsement is based on her interests in supporting things that are working well and improving things where needed.  Raye is not running based upon a single issue or topic; she is running with the knowledge that a Board Member is responsible for directing many aspects of a school system.  I am confident that Raye will provide consistent and professional leadership to the school administrators and work to ensure all students have positive experiences while attending our schools.  As a proud graduate of LHS, Raye Kimberlin will be an excellent addition to our School Board, and she will work towards making our entire community proud as well.

Paid for by Kimberlin for Lebanon Schools. Raye Kimberlin, treasurer.