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The Painesville City Local Schools Board is a policy making body that functions according to mandates of state law. It represents the State of Ohio and the citizens of Painesville on all matters and decisions dealing with public education. The Board is nonpartisan and nonsectarian as it speaks and acts for the community. Moreover, it acts as a committee-of-the-whole on matters requiring official decisions. No Board member has independent authority to speak for the Board. 
The following citizens make up the Painesville City Board of Education:
Kathleen Powers-Dolney

Ms. Kathleen Powers-Dolney serves as President of the Board of Education. 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.

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. She is a member of St. Mary Church in Painesville where she serves as a communion minister and is the proud mother of one daughter.

Stephen Webster Member
Stephen Webster
Vice President


Mr. Stephen Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources from Cleveland State University. He works as a Human Resources Generalist for Cleveland Clinic, supporting the Heart and Vascular, Lerner Research, and Education Institutes.

He relocated to Painesville with his wife in 2002. He attends St. James Episcopal Church in Painesville. Mr. Webster’s son Nathan is a graduate of Painesville City Local Schools and his daughter Lauren currently attends Harvey High School.

Charles Tackett


Mr. Charles Tackett has lived in Painesville with his wife for more than twenty years. Together they have raised three children all of whom have attended PCLS schools from preschool through high school.

Mr. Tackett is a registered Architect working in the Design-Build Group of Marous Brothers Construction. He also enjoys his involvement with several community organizations.
Stephen Webster Member
Sheronica James-Humphries


Dr. James-Humphries is a 2002 graduate of Thomas W. Harvey High School. She has lived in Painesville for more than 20 years and holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She received her MS in Biology from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a Doctor of Engineering degree with a concentration in Applied Biomedical Engineering from Cleveland State University. Dr. James-Humphries is currently a Senior Research Engineer at the Cleveland Clinic, where she works primarily on developing novel uses of ultrasound technology for patient-centered medical diagnostics and therapies.

In addition, Dr. James-Humphries is a member of the Inspirational House of Prayer Church in Fairport Harbor. She is married to another Harvey alumnus, and has one energetic toddler.

KatieKatie Briggs





Mrs. Briggs grew up in Painesville and attended the Painesville City Locals Schools, graduating from Harvey High School in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration from Ursuline College and is also a Certified Professional Medical Coder. Mrs. Briggs enjoys volunteering with several charities within the local community. Mrs. Briggs and her husband have owned a home in Painesville since 2012 that they share with their son, Edison, who is a current student in the district.