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Current Term Expires January 1, 2024

Nancy has lived in Stow for 30 years and both of her sons are K-12 graduates of Stow-Munroe Falls schools.  She was an active parent in the classroom and especially as a “band mom.” Nancy currently serves on Legislative Affairs, the Safety Committee, the Master Facilities Planning Committee, and the Community DEI Committee.

In her day job, she is the Admissions and Marketing Coordinator at The Arbors at Stow, a long-term care facility for adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Previously, she owned and operated Double Dog Day Care in Stow for 10 years and ran her own PR consulting firm where her client list included "A Christmas Story" House & Museum, GroundWorks DanceTheater, and several Cleveland restaurants.  Nancy grew up in Washington Court House, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Otterbein College and a Master's degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University.  She is a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and chairs the Endowment Committee and President of the Board of Lutheran Campus Ministries in Kent.

"My goal as a member of the Board of Education is to strengthen the relationship between the school and our community. I enjoy hearing from parents and other community members, even when what they have to say is hard to hear. I am committed to listening to and considering all points of view. Whether or not we agree, we must all treat each other – and each other’s opinions – with respect."





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Current term expires January 1, 2026

Dr. Pamela Wind is an active community member, an involved parent, and practicing mental health professional. She has two children in the district, and has been involved in PTA/PTSA and Ignite for many years, as well as volunteering her time for the district’s Facilities Master Planning Committee for two years prior to joining the Board.

She is a member of Stow’s Commission on Inclusion, as well as the Stow Mental Health Awareness committee under Mayor Pribonic, and is a founding Executive Board member of the charitable organization SMF N.I.C.E.

She has been a licensed mental health provider for over 20 years, as a Psychologist with a private practice in the past, as well as in Counseling and Psychological Services at Kent State University for over six years at the time she joined the Board. 





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Current term expires January 1, 2026

Jon, his wife, and his twin daughters have lived in the Stow for the past couple of years. Jon’s wife grew up in Stow and attended SMF Schools her entire life.

Jon grew up and graduated from Lorain City Schools. He is currently a Global Director of Finance with a degree in Accounting and Finance.

He has worked for various public and private organizations across industries, leading diverse finance and operations teams globally. 



Current term expires January 1, 2024

Kari grew up in neighboring Cuyahoga Falls and has lived in Stow with her husband and four children since 2006.

In addition to being a dedicated parent, she is an active community member and has served in many roles, including the Council PTA, the Stow Arts Commission, and the Facilities Master Planning Committee.

Kari is a proud co-founder of the local nonprofit SMF NICE, which directly assists Stow-Munroe Falls residents in need. Kari believes that all students should have equal opportunities. She is a committed advocate for student-centered education that prepares all Bulldogs for a bright future. 



Current term expires January 1, 2024

Mark was born and raised in North West England and arrived in Ohio in 2014 when his family moved to Ohio to be near his wife Sara's family as she grew up in Munroe Falls.

Today he works as a manager with Walmart, but he taught economics and business at a high school in England for 12 years and, on arrival in the US, at the Ohio Technical College in Cleveland.

He is a lifelong member of the worldwide Scouting movement, as a volunteer in The Scout Association of the UK, where he trains volunteer leaders in a Dubai troop, and the Boy Scouts of America, where he assists with troops for his son and daughter. He holds the Queen's Scout Award, equivalent to Eagle Scout. As a professional with the BSA, he established the first troop for Muslim young people in Northeast Ohio.

Previous educational experience includes serving as a school governor for his daughter's primary school, being elected to the Church of England's Chester Diocese Board of Education, overseeing 150+ public schools with church affiliation, and being appointed to the Stockport Council's Children and Young People's Scrutiny Committee, overseeing the council's provision of services in a city of 350,000 people. He was also a trustee of the British Youth Council and, in Ohio, served on the community committee of the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility.

He also keeps bees.