Vicki Donovan-Lyle - Vice Presidentvlyle@sylvaniaschools.orgVicki 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.
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.
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.
Ruslan Slutsky began his service on the Sylvania Schools Board of Education in 2019. Ruslan is a professor of early childhood education in the Judith Herb College of Education at the University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and moved with his wife, Mindy, to Sylvania in 2001 to begin his career at UT. His children Jordan and Jacob are both graduates of Sylvan Elementary and McCord Junior High. Jordan is presently a junior at Northview, and Jacob is beginning high school as a freshman at Southview.