Kathleen Powers-Dolney was elected to a four-year term in the November, 2013 general election. Ms. Powers-Dolney is no stranger to the district having retired from Painesville City Local Schools in 2008 after twenty-three years as a guidance counselor and an English teacher at Harvey High School.
Prior to her tenure in our district, she was employed as a teacher at John Hay, John F. Kennedy, and Collinwood High Schools in Cleveland and as a counselor at Streetsboro High School. She has also served as an adjunct professor of English at Lakeland Community College.
Ms. Powers Dolney was born and raised in Painesville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Ursuline College and a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Personnel Services in Education from Kent State University. Ms. Powers Dolney is a member of St. Mary Church in Painesville where she serves as a communion minister. She is the proud mother of one daughter.