During the Board of Education meeting held on January 9, 2020, the Hamilton City School District swore in its newest board members. The school district welcomes Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Mathews and looks forward to working together to continue growing our students, staff, and community. #BigBlueOnTheMove
||Margaret (Mag) Baker is a life long resident of Butler County. She was born and raised in Oxford Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. Mag spent most of her 30+ year career in the banking industry at First Financial Bank. Mag retired from her banking career as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending in October 2013 to accept the position of President and CEO of Butler County United Way.
Mag spent many years serving on non-profit boards such as the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, and the Great Miami Valley
YMCA. She is a Past President of the Hamilton Rotary Club, a past member the Civil Service Commission for the City of Hamilton, Board Member of the Consortium for On Going Reinvestment (CORE) in Hamilton, Board member of the Council on Aging Butler County Elderly Services Board, Graduate of Leadership Hamilton Class 3 and Graduate of Leadership 21 Class of 2014 through the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance. She was recognized by the West Chester Liberty Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Excellence in 2015.
She is a member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton and serves as a chancel choir member and a member of the Worship Team. She and her husband Jim reside in
Hamilton with their two Golden Retrievers, Abby and Gracie. They have two grown children (educated in the Hamilton City School District) and three grandchildren.
Shaquila Mathews (Pastor Shaq) born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, attended Hamilton City Schools and went on to attend Crossroads Bible College. She is the Founder/Pastor of Truth & Life Community Church.
Shaquila is heavily involved in the community. She is indeed a servant leader serving on several boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton and The Open Door food pantry. She is also a member of both the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.
Shaquila Mathews is the Founder and CEO of a non-profit called H.Y.P.E. (Hamilton Young People Empowered). H.Y.P.E., which started 5 years ago, encompasses 5 unique programs aimed at empowering the youth in Hamilton. These programs include The Pastor Shaq Job/Mentoring Youth Program, Books & Barbershop, HYPE Open Gym game night, H.Y.P.E. Music, and HYPE BOXING.
Pastor Shaq is married to Brandon Mathews and the mother of two beautiful boys who both attend Hamilton City Schools.