Before beginning her career in the Akron Public School system, Mrs. Buckner worked in corporate America as a marketing and sales representative. Upon completing her master's degree in education from John Carroll University, Mrs. Buckner went to work in a language arts classroom at Innes Middle School. She served as dean of students at Innes and assistant principal at Litchfield and Perkins middle schools, and principal at Riedinger Middle School before becoming the instructional leader of the National Inventors Hall of Fame School...Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Learning.
Buckner has served on several district committees including the School Climate Committee, the Local Professional Development Committee, the Educational Management Information System team, and the Standards and Appraisal Committee. She also represented the district at local and national conferences, presenting recently on strategies for strengthening intra-school-system collaboration.
In addition to her master's degree, Mrs. Buckner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with an emphasis on marketing from The Ohio State University and an instructional leadership administrative certificate from Ashland University.
Mrs. Buckner is an active member of the Arlington Church of God, where she serves on the Leadership Council, and of the Akron Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority where she helped facilitate programs that expose teenage girls to career and cultural activities. In addition, Mrs. Buckner serves on the Go Red for Women Committee, a segment of the American Heart Association committed to helping community members reduce their risks for stroke and coronary heart disease.
She is married to Tobin Buckner, an Akron native and graduate of Akron Public Schools. They have two sons.