Board of Education
The Strongsville City School District Board of Education consists of five elected members who reside within the boundaries of Strongsville City Schools. The Board of Education meets twice each month.
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Mr. Richard Micko was elected to the Strongsville School Board in 2011. Now serving his third term, 2023 marks his 12th year of service on the board. He has previously served in the roles of Board Vice-President and Board President. Currently Mr. Micko is on the Facilities Development Committee and is a Board liaison to Strongsville City Council. He has served on every board committee and liaison assignment at some point in the past 12 years. In addition, he is a former member of the Polaris Career Center's Board of Education where he also served in the roles of Vice President and President.
Mr. Micko has been employed in the information technology field for over 30 years. He is currently the Director of IT for North Coast Container, a manufacturer of 55-gallon steel drums in Cleveland. Prior to that he was an independent computer consultant serving small and medium sized businesses.
Richard and his wife Robin made Strongsville their home over 20 years ago. Their four children are all Mustangs. 3 of them have graduated from Strongsville and their youngest attends the high school.
Mrs. Laura Wolfe-Housum began serving on the Strongsville City Schools Board of Education in January 2020. Laura has been an active volunteer in the Strongsville City Schools since her kids first entered kindergarten at Muraski Elementary. She has been president of the Muraski Elementary PTA, the Strongsville Council PTA, and is currently serving as the president of the Strongsville High School PTA. Prior to joining the School Board, Laura worked on the Calendar Committee, assisting in the establishment of the annual school year calendar. She is currently on the Finance and Business Advisory Committees and is also the board liaison to the Strongsville Education Foundation.
She is on the board of the Strongsville Food Bank where she is also an active volunteer. Laura is also an active member of the Strongsville Athletic Booster Club, having served as membership coordinator. Finally, she is an active member of Strongsville United Methodist Church.
Laura has been a Strongsville resident for 20 years, married to husband Keith with three kids, all who have attended the Strongsville City Schools, with the last two currently going to Strongsville High School. Laura has been fortunate to stay at home since the birth of her second child. Previously, Laura was Director of Supply Chain and Logistics for a commercial lubricant firm.
Mrs. Michelle Bissell was elected to the Board of Education in 2019. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Akron in December 2009. Michelle spent time as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Akron before staying home with her boys full-time.
She and her husband, Curt, are raising their four sons as Mustangs.
Mrs. Sharon Kilbane was elected to Strongsville's Board of Education in November, 2021. Mrs. Kilbane, and her husband Kevin, have lived in Strongsville for 35 years. They have also raised five children in our community. Three of their children graduated from Strongsville High School and many of her grandchildren attend Strongsville City Schools.
Mrs. Kilbane was a stay at home mom for many years where volunteering for her children was a huge part of her life. "Thank you to everyone for your support during the campaign. I will do my best to be a voice for parents, our teachers and staff, and always strive to do what’s in the best interest of our children."
The proud daughter of a Vietnam Veteran/Ford Motor Company Retiree and 41 year teacher with the Parma City School District, Ms. Hayley Stovcik is a 2003 Graduate of Strongsville High School.
In 2007, Hayley graduated with honors and distinction from Ohio University, where she obtained a degree in Political Science and a minor in Dance Choreography and Performance. After graduating from college, Hayley began working as a Business Development Specialist and Transportation Broker, through which she became a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.
She has taught dance locally since 2007 and in 2014 opened Caliber Dance Company in North Royalton, Ohio, where she serves as the Artistic Director. At a community level, Hayley has choreographed for GE Lighting and the United Way of Greater Cleveland's nationally recognized campaign kickoffs and anniversaries, is a member of both the Strongsville and North Royalton Chambers of Commerce, does volunteer work for The Gathering Place, and delivers Meals on Wheels to Strongsville residents.
In 2020, Hayley founded the Susan Stovcik Memorial Foundation (susanstovcik.org), which helps local community members who are facing difficult financial times by making cash grants to individuals and charitable organizations that serve others in need.