Board of Education

emily chesnut

Board Member Profile - Emily Chesnut

Emily Chesnut is serving her first term on the Board. She began serving in January 2020 and her term ends December 31, 2023.

“Milford is just the right size, we love our neighborhood elementary schools that enable families to really grow up together and build a bond,” she said. “And our junior high and high school buildings are large enough to offer a wide variety of coursework and extracurricular activities. There is something for everyone.” 

Mrs. Chesnut works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Biomedical Informatics. She was awarded the “Young Professional of the Year” Award from Children’s in 2016. She also serves as a Board Member for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Government Affairs Committee for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. 

Together with her husband Brian, they have four children, who all began their educational careers at Milford Preschool at age 3. Their youngest will graduate from Milford High School in 2031. The family has lived in Milford since 2008. 

“We chose to live in Milford because of the location to work and the city, and of course because of the reputation of the schools,” she said. 

Mrs. Chesnut has a passion for advocating not only for her daughter who has Down syndrome, but for all who have special needs. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, especially making coordinating Halloween costumes for her family. She is teaching all four of her kids to sew. 

Her goals while on the Board are to increase effective Board communications, especially communication efforts directed toward residents who do not have children currently attending school in the district. 

“When we can effectively disseminate information about the great things we do and the needs of the district, everyone can focus on a common goal of supporting our staff and students to be their best,” she said.