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Board Members

The current members of the Southeast Board of Education are: Sue Williams (president), Valerie Lewis, Tim Suppes, Dave Troyer and Sandra Cerniglia.  Short bios for each member can be found below.

 

Sue Williams

Board President

Term Expires:
December 31, 2021

 

I have lived in the district for over 20 years. My most important role in life is being a wife and mother. My husband, Murray and I have two sons, Chase and Drew. I have been a PTO officer and a 4-H advisor. My husband and I are involved in most of our children's activities. I work part-time as a veterinary assistant, which is a very rewarding job.

I always had an interest in running for the school board, but I thought I would wait till my children were a little older. In 1995 a member of my community was unable to fulfill their term to the school board. I felt it was important that we continue to have representatives from each community on the board. I was interviewed by the members of the board with five other people and I was appointed to the position. In 1997 I was re-elected.

My goal for Southeast is to continue to strive for unity of our district through communication so we can provide a better education for our children. We are working towards continuity of curriculum and programs so all students will have the same educational background. Then we must continue to provide a challenging education throughout their high school years so they may be successful and productive citizens.

 

Valorie Lewis
Board Member

Term Expires:
December 31, 2021

 

I graduated from Waynedale High School in 1984. My husband, Larry, is a 1981 graduate of Waynedale also. We have three boys, Benjamin, Spenser, and Seth who have graduated from Waynedale. I have been employed at Reberland Equipment, Inc. for 33 years, and I have lived in the Apple Creek area my whole life. I enjoyed my educational experience, and the experiences of my children, at Southeast Local Schools.

I am in my fourth term on the School Board, having previously served one term from 2000–2004, and look forward to being actively involved in the future of Southeast Local Schools. I am a past PTO officer, Booster Club Officer, and have served as East Union Township Fiscal Officer for the past sixteen years.

I look forward to serving all of the communities within our District to provide the best educational experience for all the students of Southeast Local. I strive to be accessible to any questions or concerns from community members and staff. I can be reached at 330-698-5883 ext 100 (work), or 330-464-1836 (cell).

 

 

 

 

Tim Suppes
Board Member

Term Expires:
December 31, 2023

 

Beginning in 2020 I will begin my third term as a Southeast school member.  I have appreciated the support of the community as we continue to provide a quality education to the students.  It truly has been an honor to serve.  I look forward to the next four years as we develop a plan on how we can prepare the district for the future.
I grew up north of Wooster, but I have been a Southeast resident since 1987.  My wife LuAnn who many of you may know as she is the district food coordinator.  We have been married almost 40 years.  Our four children are all graduates of Waynedale.  Each was very active in sports at the school for which we enjoyed watching them compete for the Golden Bears.  My community involvement over the years has included many local youth activities including coaching, 4-H adviser, Sunday School leader, and scorekeeper for WHS sports.
 
Currently I serve as President/CEO of the Wayne Insurance Group.  I have over thirty years of management experience and working with technology.  I will continue to use my experiences to add value to the district and board.  I especially enjoy developing solutions for tough issues.
 
We will only be successful if residents are involved and communicate their thoughts with the board.  I invite residents to contact me with questions, ideas, or concerns.  I can be reached by via email at soea_tsuppes@tccsa.net.
 

 

Dave Troyer
Board Member

Term Expires:
December 31, 2023

 

I am a 1975 graduate of Hiland High School. I live outside of Fredericksburg and am employed as a Rural Carrier for the Fredericksburg Post Office. I enjoy working with people and look forward to serving my community as a board member.

I am married to Betty (Weaver), and have 3 children: Ryan, Kelly and Brady. I enjoy family time and watching my children as they participate in various activities at school, church and our community. I spend a lot of time at the local ball diamond, working with those who run the program and working with the kids. Sports have always been a favorite pastime for me, and I enjoy attending as many Southeast events as possible.

As a Board Member, I look forward to serving all of our communities and students. I feel we have a great school system and I am excited to be a part of educating our students. A school district’s biggest challenge is to meet the needs of ALL of the students. A true educator meets and challenges each student at the level that they are at.

As your elected representative, I want to have an open line of communication with the Southeast staff and community members. I can be reached at (home) 330-695-6503 or (cell) 330-464-0957.

 

 

 

Board Member
Sandra Cerniglia

Term Expires:
December 31, 2023
 

 

I was born in New York City and moved to Holmesville with my husband Lawrence, a Waynedale graduate, and current 5th-grade teacher at Holmesville Elementary, and daughter, Kimberley in 2010.  We have since been blessed to add Dominic, Landon, and Lawrence to our family. Prior to moving, I worked as a preschool teacher at The Children’s Aid Society, Philip Coltoff Center in Greenwich Village for eight years.

I  am an active parent and enjoy supporting my children in all aspects of their education including all of their extracurricular activities. My children participate in the fine arts, athletics, and other extracurriculars both inside and outside of the school systems which I believe is important. Alongside a busy family schedule, I enjoy meeting community members while volunteering to help coordinate the Southeast youth soccer program, supporting the PTO, classrooms, music and athletic boosters, and attending various community events.

As a former educator, I always feel the need to support all students to excel and grow to their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.

I am excited to share my experience, knowledge, and perspective with the Southeast community. Being part of this community, and having my family attend and work in the district has allowed me to see the many strengths it has.  I believe that the continued strengths of our school district will be achieved through communication, collaboration, accountability, and transparency. I look forward to working with the board and engaging with the students, staff, and community and hope that my involvement with the board will influence changes that positively impact the future of the district. I am focused on doing what is best for all students and understanding the importance of keeping the community informed of the district’s progress and challenges. I can be reached via email at soea_scerniglia@tccsa.net or by phone at (917) 523-9408.