Meet the Board Members

Board of Education Members

President, Tammy Strong

  • The University of Akron, BBA in Accounting
  • Accountant for Etched Metal Company
  • Liaison for: Curriculum & Instruction, Technology & Information Systems
  • Current term expires December 2021
  • My Philosophy: Public schools provide the educational foundation for each and every child to succeed in life. Ever-changing mandates and funding cuts have made this challenging, yet Nordonia schools have remained strong. Through fiscal responsibility, programs and services have been expanded. As a community, we need to continue to support the growing educational needs of our children as best as we can. It is an investment into the lives of the children of our community and our future.
  • E-mail:tammy.strong@nordoniaschools.org
  • Phone: 330-908-1202

Vice President, Liz McKinley

  • The University of Akron, BS in Elementary Education
  • Ashland University, M.Ed., in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teacher for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools
  • Liaison for: OSBA Legislation, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education
  • Current term expires December 2019
  • My Philosophy: I believe that education is the cornerstone of modern society. Every child is guaranteed an education, but the quality of that education is determined by the community both at home and at school. As a community member and parent, I am honored to support the academic growth of our youth. Twenty-first century education prepares students for success after graduation and beyond. It is my goal to aid in the progress of our school community through positive and meaningful collaboration that brings about growth and bright futures.
  • E-mail: liz.mckinley@nordoniaschools.org
  • Phone: 330-467-6643

Board Member, Nick Berchtold

  • Miami University, BS in Finance; Case Western Reserve University, MBA Finance
  • Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer, Arisdyne System, Inc.
  • Liaison for: Finance Committee, Facilities, Tax Incentive Review Board
  • Current term expires December 2021
  • My Philosophy: The Community’s school district can either attract residents to the community of push residents out of the community. While I believe that we have a good school district currently, I want to help make our district an outstanding school district by further broadening the district’s curriculum and services provided to the community which will, in turn, lead to more residents moving into our community. I believe strongly that Nordonia City School District can be a major contributor to bringing additional residents to the community and I want to support the superintendent and the community in achieving that leading role!
  • E-mail: nick.berchtold@nordoniaschools.org
  • Phone: 330-808-1683

Board Member, Chad Lahrmer

  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant for Lahrmer & Company, LLC
  • Liaison for: Nordonia Schools Foundation, Technology & Information Systems, Facilities
  • Current term expires December 2019
  • My Philosophy: The Nordonia Hills City School District is an excellent school district and tremendous asset to our Community. I believe the Board’s job is to set the vision and goals for the district while being a watchdog of the finances and setting the policies that affect our children and our schools. As a board member, I will always vote for what I believe is the best interest of students and helps improve student achievement.
  • E-mail: chad.lahrmer@nordoniaschools.org
  • Phone: 330-468-1286

Board Member, Judith Matlin

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