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.
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.
Greg Feller began his service on the Sylvania Schools Board of Education in 2020. He is a graduate of Purdue University and moved with his wife, Christine, to Sylvania in 2003. His three children currently attend Sylvania Schools; Katie attends Southview, Ethan attends Timberstone, and Jack attends Central Trail. Professionally, Greg is a civil engineer specializing in real estate development and is owner/president of a civil engineering firm, Feller, Finch and Associates. Greg is currently on the Toledo Home Builders Association Board, SAJRD Board, and
Sylvania Rec Board and was a past board member of Habitat for Humanity.
Kimberly attended Bowling Green State University where she obtained a degree in Journalism. After a period of active duty in the United States Army (Air Defense) she attended The University of Toledo’s College of Law. She has been an attorney for 18 years with The Kerger Law Firm. Kimberly's practice is focused on labor and employment law and general litigation. She is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Kimberly's family, originally from Toledo, made several moves during her childhood and she's proud to say she attended five different elementary schools and three high schools located in three different states during her public school journey. Kimberly moved to Sylvania in 1998 and currently lives with her husband Shaun, and two children, Claire, who attends McCord and Bree, who attends Highland. Kim is an active member of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and currently co-leads two troops. In her free time, Kim is an avid camper and cherishes anytime she can get in front of a campfire.
Tammy Lavalette was appointed to the Board in early 2021. She holds a BA with a major in political science from Ohio University and a JD from the University of Toledo College of Law. Tammy and her husband, Peter, have been happy to call Sylvania home since 2008. They are the proud parents of three children in the District: Kate and Daniel attend Northview High School and Caroline attends McCord Junior High. Tammy takes great joy in raising her children and enthusiastically volunteers her time with their various pursuits. Professionally, Tammy is a partner with a small Sylvania Township law firm, Collier Law Group LLP. She practices in the areas of business litigation, including contract, insurance coverage and shareholder disputes, as well as personal injury law. Tammy is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice.