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Board Of Education

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
President
kathleen.dolney@pcls.net
 
Committees:
Curriculum
Facilities
 

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.
 
 

Deb Remington
Vice-President
deb.remington@pcls.net
 
Committees:
Curriculum
Pupil Personnel

 

 

 

Ms. Deb Remington is Vice President of the Board of Education. She is a 1974 graduate of Lake Erie College and a 42 year resident of Painesville. Both her children are graduates of Thomas W. Harvey High School. Ms. Remington served as the Director of Communications for Painesville City Local Schools and the district’s educational access channel 30/96 for fifteen years. She now serves as the director of alumni relations and adviser to the Ambassador Program for Lake Erie College.

Remington assisted with the creation of the Painesville City Local Schools Educational Foundation, served on the Board of Directors of Lake Erie College, is past president of the Painesville Community Improvement Corporation, the Eastern Lake County League of Women Voters and the Lake Erie College National Alumni Board. She now sits on The Downtown Painesville Organization Board as president and is involved in a number of Painesville projects and committees    
 
 

Steve Costell
Member
steve.costell@pcls.net
 
Committees:
Finance & Insurance
Policy
Pupil Personnel
Technology
 
 

Mr. Steve Costell is a Harvey High School graduate and has lived in Painesville for over 40 years. He is employed by Progressive Insurance as an IT Systems Engineer. Mr. Costell is married and has two children who are attending Painesville City Local Schools.
 
 

Charles Tackett
Member
charles.tackett@pcls.net 
 
Committees:
Facilities
Finance & Insurance
Personnel 
 

 
 
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 stephen.webster@pcls.net
Stephen Webster
Member
 
Committees:
Personnel
Policy 
Technology

 

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.