Bay school board appoints new member

Dr. Scott Schulz, left, is sworn in by Bay Village City School District treasurer Nicole Spriggs. Photo courtesy Bay Village Schools

During its Nov. 9 regular meeting, the Bay Village Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Bay Village resident and parent Dr. Scott Schulz to fill its board vacancy.

A Bay Village resident for the last six years, Dr. Schulz has spent the majority of his professional career in post-secondary education. He currently serves as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Baldwin Wallace University. He is also an adjunct assistant teaching professor for Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Schulz has also served in several volunteer capacities, including assisting military veterans in furthering their education through American Corporate Partners, and working with GED students to explore their education and career options via Seeds of Literacy.

He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he earned both his B.A. in Communication and his Ph.D. in Higher Education. He and his wife, Ruth, have two daughters in the district, one at Westerly Elementary School and one at Bay Middle School.

Bay Village Board of Education President Lisa Priemer said she appreciated Dr. Schulz’s post-secondary education expertise, budget knowledge and experience working with nonprofit boards. “Dr. Schulz brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board, especially when it comes to serving our students post-graduation. His background is especially important as we move forward in the writing of the school district’s next strategic plan as we focus on the future of work.”

Eleven Bay Village residents applied for and were interviewed for the appointment.

“We are grateful for the passion for Bay Village Schools and our community that each applicant exhibited during the interview process,” said Board of Education Vice President Dave Vegh. “We hope they will all continue to pursue volunteer opportunities on committees and other activities within the school district.”

Dr. Schulz was appointed to replace the seat vacated by Dr. Gayatry Jacob-Mosier, who stepped down from the Board last month. He will fulfill Dr. Jacob-Mosier’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2021. He 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.

“I am both honored and humbled to join the Bay Village Board of Education to serve a community that has given my family so much already,” Dr. Schulz said. “I see how my daughters have thrived in the district over the last six years, and I look forward to using my experience as an educator to further enhance Bay Village Schools for the benefit of our students and community."

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 9:24 AM, 11.17.2020