The newly appointed board member will fill out the remainder of Curtis Grimes's term, which will run through Dec. 31, 2013.
At a special meeting held this past Friday, Karen Schofield was sworn into the Falls School Board by former interim treasurer Jerry Zelenka. Schofield spent 21 years in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District as a teacher, curriculum specialist and building principal, and the next 14 years in Kent as a director of elementary and middle school education, she said. Since retiring in 2008, Schofield has served on the Cuyahoga Falls PT21 Strategic Planning Committee, the High School Principal’s Advisory Committee and the Redistricting Committee. Zelenka's contract expired June 30 and newly hired treasurer David Hoskin has taken his place.
The school board spent the last month interviewing 12 candidates and arrived at its final decision on whom to pick at a special meeting on Monday night.
And then there was one. The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education has selected Karen Schofield to fill the seat of former member Curtis Grimes. The motion – raised by board president Dave Rump – was approved unanimously in a special board meeting on Monday night. “We had a lot of very capable candidates and we appreciate everybody’s interest in filling this spot, but I think we’re all looking forward to working with Karen,” said board member Dale Petty. According to board member Barb Gunter, Schofield was the right choice given her 35 years in education and her recent contributions to the district. “I’m looking forward to working with the board and serving the children of the district,” said Schofield minutes after getting the news on Monday…