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2019 Sylvania Board of Education

Vicki Donovan-Lyle - Vice President
Vicki Donovan Lyle began her first term as a Sylvania Board member in January 2004. Vicki runs her own benefits firm, Lyle and Associates. She has over ten years of experience in employee benefits and more than a dozen years experience as a paralegal in the areas of labor and litigation. Ms. Lyle is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She serves as a board member on S.C.A.T., has served on several district committees, actively volunteers in the schools, and was Sylvania Schools 2003 Educator of the Year for Community Volunteerism. She and her husband, Denny, have lived in Sylvania for eighteen years and have two children, both graduates of Southview High School. 
Julie Hoffman
A graduate of Southview High School, Julie began her service on the Sylvania Board of Education member in 2010.  She graduated from The University of Toledo with a B.A. in psychology. Later, she earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Toledo College of Law. Passionate about advocating for children, Julie is an attorney in private practice with a focus on family law and has spent much of her career working as a Guardian Ad Litem for abused and neglected children. She is the proud mother of two Northview graduates: Emily, who is currently attending law school at Case Western Reserve University, and Caity, who is at Capital University pursuing an undergraduate degree in middle childhood education. Julie is honored to serve the Sylvania community.  
Jim Nusbaum - President 
Jim began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2004. He attended Whiteford Elementary, Arbor Hills Junior High, and is a 1988 graduate of Southview High School. Jim graduated from the Indiana University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and attended the University of Toledo College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1995. Licensed to practice in Michigan and Ohio, Jim has made Sylvania his home where he resides with his family.
Stephen Rothschild
Stephen began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2014. He is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and related litigation. He also serves as General Counsel to the firm. Stephen attended Stranahan Elementary, Arbor Hills Junior High, and Northview High School. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and Economics in 1985 and from the Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. cum laude in 1988. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan. He is married to Cheryl and they have three boys, Andrew, Zachary, and Matthew. Andrew and Zachary both graduated from Northwestern. Matthew now attends Northwestern, where he is a sophomore. With his service on the Board, Stephen hopes to help Sylvania to continue to provide excellent public education where children learn in a safe and enriching environment that prepares them to succeed in their lives beyond high school.
Shannon Szyperski
Prior to joining the Board in 2018, Shannon had a longstanding relationship with Sylvania Schools. A 1994 Northview graduate, she also attended Maplewood and Arbor Hills. As a Sylvania Schools parent, she served seven years as a parent organization officer, including terms as president of Sylvan Parent Organization, McCord Parent Organization, and Sylvania Schools Parent Organization. Shannon is married to Mike Szyperski, also a Northview graduate. They are currently raising three Sylvan/McCord/Southview students, Jack, Elaine, and Lucy. Professionally, Shannon is a copywriter who writes websites, brochures, scripts, and other copy for local, national, and global companies. Personally, she is a dedicated lifelong learner with a passion for geography, technology, multimedia, social media, and community service.

*Board agendas/minutes prior to 2003, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 419-824-8521
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