Donna Zuga is the director of special services for the Champion Local School District through the Trumbull County Educational Service Center. A license is held in speech-language pathology and school administration from The Ohio State University and Kent State University. She and her husband, Atty. J. Vincent Catuogno, have two daughters attending Lakeview Local Schools. Civic involvement includes the Rotary Club of Cortland, Girl Scouts of America, Lakeview Academic Club, and Lakeview Athletic Club.
My husband, Alan, and I have lived in the Lakeview School District for the past 23 years, and we have two children in this district, Jordyn and Alexander. Civic interests have included the Cortland Rotary Club, the Cortland Elementary PTO, Cubscout Troop 252, Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters, Academic Boosters, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Team Captain, and my family and I truly look forward to ringing the Salvation Army Bell for the Cortland United Methodist Church every Christmas.
Since 1989, I have been the owner/operator of Chek-Mate Services, Inc., which provides payroll/bookkeeping services to smaller businesses. This includes on sight bookkeeping functions and the preparation of payroll checks with corresponding tax liabilities implementation. Quarterly payroll tax reports as well as annual reconciliation's are performed, as well. We also consult business owners on various methods to reduce unemployment issues thus resulting in lower tax rates. I have previous experience in the Human Resources field overseeing the implementation process for the hiring and/or termination procedures for employees for various firms in the Cleveland area. This also included the development of employment manuals and adhering strictly to government employment regulations.
Term: until 2014
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After receiving a bachelor's degree from Ohio State, I taught science at Lakeview High School for 29 years before serving as a technology coordinator, science specialist/instructional consultant and university instructor. The beginning of the current board term will involve my 43rd year as an educator, as I continue to do educational consulting for ODE and a number of districts in northeastern Ohio. This is my fifth 4-year board of education term, including three terms with two other Trumbull County districts and two terms with Lakeview Schools.
Considering education to be a critical investment in the future, I have great concern with the state of education in Ohio. Lakeview students get one chance to experience a superb education before they are thrust into the world to compete. Combinations of current factors make the quality of their education suffer, and their futures are forever changed. This is not the way that we should treat our children.
Lakeview Schools do so much with so little. Yet the students are being short-changed. As board of education members, we can affect some operational aspects of the Lakeview School System, yet there are many things that are beyond the control of the board of education. Hopefully, you will share your hopes and ideas with your representives on the board of education, while supporting improvements to the system that will make a difference to students for years into the future.
Please advocate for quality schools for the sake of a quality future.
Beth Harris is the Program Manager for several heathcare products for Hewlett Packard. She has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and is a Certified Management Professional (PMP). She and her husband Jim have lived in the Lakeview School District for 17 years. Their oldest son graduated from Lakeview in 2009 and currently attends the University of Akron. Their other two children attend Lakeview High School. Beth is currently involved in the Lakeview Athletic Boosters and the local running community.
Troy Adair is Vice President of Finance/Accounting at Home Savings and Loan in Youngstown. A 1984 graduate of Lakeview, he attended Kent State University earning a degree in Finance and obtained his MBA from Cleveland State. He and his wife, Anna, have two children attending Lakeview, Thomas and Zach. Troy is actively involved in youth athletics in Cortland and enjoys being a soccer referee at the high school and youth levels.
Meetings- School Board meetings are held the second Monday of every month @ 6 pm in the High School Media Center.
Mission- The mission of the school board is to provide the best education possible.