Bay Village Board of Education seeks applicants for open seat
The Bay Village Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of Board member Dr. Gayatry Jacob-Mosier, who resigned Oct. 13.
The Board is accepting applications through Tuesday, Oct. 27, for the open Board seat. Applicants must be residents of Bay Village and registered voters. Candidate interviews with the Board will take place following the application deadline. The Board expects to swear in the newly appointed member on Monday, Nov. 9.
The new Board member will be appointed for the term ending Dec. 31, 2021. He or she must run in the next general election – Nov. 2, 2021 – in order to serve the next four-year term, which would begin January of 2022.
Dr. Gayatry Jacob-Mosier has served on the Bay Village Board of Education since January of 2010. She was elected to her third four-year term in November of 2017. Since that time, Dr. Jacob-Mosier has served as president of the Board twice and vice president three times – the latter a role she is currently serving.
“I have enjoyed my tenure, and I will miss serving the Bay Village Schools community,” said Dr. Jacob-Mosier. “I sincerely thank all my past and present colleagues.”
During her 11-year tenure, Dr. Jacob-Mosier has served on multiple committees, including the Curriculum, Policy, Human Capital Management, Wellness, Labor Management, STEM and Finance Committees. Key projects and initiatives she has been involved with include superintendent and treasurer searches, bond issue work which allowed for infrastructure updates throughout the District (including additional classrooms at Normandy Elementary and a new media center wing at Westerly Elementary), levy campaigns and strategic planning.
She has also been active with Bay Village PTA, serving on the board of each PTA unit and as Bay Village PTA Council president for three years, treasurer and scholarship auction chair – roles she said helped her during her tenure with the Bay Village Board of Education. She also initiated a parent pledge for the entire District, and was honored by the PTA for being a key member of the math focus group.
Dr. Jacob-Mosier works as an adjunct professor at Cuyahoga County Community College and at Lorain County Community College, teaching organic chemistry. She also serves as a private tutor in math, sciences and test preparation. Dr. Jacob-Mosier has also worked as a researcher in the field of bio-organic chemistry, and as a substitute teacher and home instructor for the Bay Village City School District. Dr. Jacob-Mosier holds a B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University, an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Michigan. She and her husband, Dr. Patrick Mosier, have three grown children, all Bay High School graduates.
“Our entire District is grateful to Dr. Jacob-Mosier for her many years of service on the Bay Village Board of Education,” said Board of Education President Lisa Priemer. “Her knowledge and experience will truly be missed.”
Application forms are available on the school district website at bayvillageschools.com. Applicants are encouraged to review the duties and requirements of Ohio school board members available at getonboardohio.org provided by the Ohio School Board Association.
Karen Uthe Semancik
Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.