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Mr. Frank Vacha - Board President

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Mrs. Marci Saxon - Board Vice President

Marci Saxon has a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Case Western University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master’s of Music in Voice from The University of Akron, and a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron. She also attended the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She is a classically trained singer and still does performances in Northeast Ohio.

Her previous work experience includes being an Instructor of Music at Cuyahoga Community College, and a General Music Teacher for grades PreK-8. She has also worked as a Preschool Music Teacher for North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation.

Marci and her husband, Craig, have two kids who currently attend North Ridgeville High School. Her involvement includes being the previous co-chair for North Ridgeville Citizens for Better Schools, member of the Facilities Planning Committee, classroom volunteer, PTA officer at Liberty Elementary and Lear North Elementary, and past President of Westshore Mothers of Twins Club. 

In her free time, Marci enjoys participating in scouting activities with the kids, traveling, reading, and spending time with the family.  

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Mrs. Kelly McCarthy

A 1989 graduate of North Ridgeville High School, Kelly went on to study sociology at The University of Akron. After earning her BA, she worked at a halfway home for adult women being transitioned from prison back to society. In 1997, Kelly graduated with her Master of Science Degree in Education from The University of Akron. She worked in residence life and student activities at The University of Pittsburgh in Titusville, PA, as well as Cleveland State University in the Department of Student Life. Currently, Kelly is an Academic Success Coach for the Early College High School at Lorain County Community College.

Kelly and her husband, Frank, have one daughter, Megan. Megan is a senior at North Ridgeville Ranger High-Tech Academy.

Kelly has served the City of North Ridgeville on the School Board since May of 2011. During her tenure on the School Board, she has also served on the School Board of Lorain County JVS and on the NR Parks and Recreation Commission. Kelly proudly serves as an active member of the North Ridgeville Lions Club.

Kelly's passion is quality education for all students. She supports an educational environment that is safe and academically challenging. Kelly believes an educational system needs to be built on mutual respect for staff, faculty, students, the community, and the administration. Every child should be encouraged to reach their fullest potential and the school system should have the means to provide the best quality education for their students.

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Mrs. JoAnna Timura

JoAnna Timura has a passion for education. She earned a BA from Brescia University in Owensboro, KY, and earned a master’s in education from Baldwin Wallace. She has taught preschool through second grade and enjoys being in the classroom.

JoAnna has lived in North Ridgeville for over 17 years with her husband and two children.  Her daughter graduated from North Ridgeville High school in 2022 and her son will graduate in 2024. They have had a great educational experience in our schools. JoAnna is also a member of the North Ridgeville Lions Club and enjoys volunteering and serving the community.

JoAnna serves on the Curriculum Committee, the Communication Committee, and serves as the Legislative Representative for the distrct at the OSBA Legislation Committee meetings.  She also serves on the Small Claims Resolution Board.

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Mr. Jeff Grigsby