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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:
 
 
Kathy
Kathleen Powers-Dolney
President
kathleen.dolney@pcls.net
 
Committees:
Student Learning & Achievement

 
 

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.
 
 

KatieKatie Briggs
Vice President
katie.briggs@pcls.net
 
Committees:
Policy 

Student Learning & Achievement

 

 

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.


Kelly Falkner Williams
Kelly J. Falkner Williams
 
Committees:
Finance & Operations
Community Outreach
 

 

Mrs. Kelly J. FalknerWilliams is a lifelong resident of Painesville and a 1990 graduate of Harvey High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources from The University of Phoenix. Mrs. FalknerWilliams is an entrepreneur and owner of Blue Shuga’ Apothecaries and Botanica. Because of her desire to ensure that those who are in need, have access to necessary community resources and services, she proudly serves as a committee member for Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) and My Brother’s Keeper. Additionally, she is a Board of Trustees member for Fair Housing Resource Center (FHRC).

Mrs. FalknerWilliams is a lifelong member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she serves as Financial Secretary and in other leadership and mentoring roles. She is married with two young adult children, which are her greatest joy. They enjoy traveling, attending live music and theater productions, and performing community service and outreach.

 

ChuckCharles Tackett
Member
charles.tackett@pcls.net 
 
Committees:
Policy
Finance & Operations
 
 
Mr. Charles Tackett has lived in Painesville with his wife for nearly twenty-five 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 residential design studio of RDL Architects, leading teams that serve clients from across the country with their multi-family real estate development projects.
 
 
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Pat Brown
Member
 
 
Committees:
Community Outreach
 
 
 
Ms. Brown grew up in Painesville and attended Painesville City Local Schools, graduating from Harvey High School. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Lakeland Community College. For over 40 years, she has been at Avery Dennison and is currently a member of the Investor Relations team. 
 
Her involvement with the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) spans almost 30 years and she has served as a State Judge, the State Test Administrator, and a member of the Ohio FBLA Board of Trustees. Ms. Brown has led the FBLA partnership between Avery Dennison and Harvey High School since 2010.