Youngstown school board candidates


Age: 68

Home: 1385 Kenneth St.

Education: A master’s of business administration and bachelor of science in combined science, both from Youngstown State University, East High School graduate.

Employment: Self-employed, preparing young adults for the GED test.

Family: Widow, two adult children.

Priority: Community involvement. Inclusion of African and African-Amercian history in the curriculum. Extension of the school day and perhaps even the school year.


Age: 79

Home: 915 Colby Ave.

Education: Advanced studies at Kent State University; master of science in secondary administration from Youngstown State University; and bachelor of science in education from Fayetteville University.

Employment: Retired Youngstown City Schools principal.

Family: Wife, Janice; two adult children.

Priority: To continue working with the superintendent and the board of education members to move the district into academic excellence.


Age: 37

Home: 341 Cabot St.

Education: Bachelor of arts in philosophy from Thiel College.

Employment: Consultant and community advocate.

Family: One son, Ronald Shadd.

Priority: Student achievement: improving upon the graduation rate, maintaining locally controlled school district. Education to workforce: having students be prepared for employment, training and post-secondary educational endeavors. Supporting staff and faculty. Community involvement from supportive services to career exploration opportunities. Parent involvement with an emphasis on father and involvement.


Age: 63

Home: 733 Fairmont Ave.

Education: Student at Youngstown State University, Chaney High School graduate.

Employment: Grass-roots activist.

Family: None provided.

Priority: Schools students will love to learn in. Lunches using local produce. After school programs for both students and adults.


Age: Not provided.

Home: 4419 Market St.

Education: Master’s degree in administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; bachelor’s in organizational management, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio; associate in applied science in real estate, Hondros College, Columbus; graduate of East High School.

Employment: Mahoning County deputy sheriff for 23 years.

Family: Single

Priority: To achieve academic excellence in the Youngstown City Schools. To increase enrollment of the schools, To assist the schools in dealing with a shrinking budget by helping the school system to become more efficient and more fiscally responsible.

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