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2018 Board of Education

Vicki Donovan-Lyle
Vicki 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 fourteen years and have two children, one of whom is a 2005 graduate of Southview High School and one that is currently attending Southview High School. 
Julie Hoffman - Vice President
Julie began her service as a Sylvania Board member in 2010. Julie is an attorney in private practice specializing in family and juvenile law. Julie is a graduate of Sylvania Southview High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Toledo and her Juris Doctorate from the The University of Toledo College of Law. Julie is an active volunteer in the Sylvania Schools and in the community. She is the proud mother of two Northview graduates; Emily who will begin law school in the fall and Caity who is at Capital University pursuing an undergraduate degree in music education. Julie resides in Sylvania Township with her family. 
Jim Nusbaum - President
Jim began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2004. Jim 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. Jim 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.
Stephen Rothschild
Stephen began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2014. He is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and related litigation. He also serves as General Counsel to the firm. Stephen attended Stranahan Elementary, Arbor Hills Junior High, and Northview High School. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and Economics in 1985 and from the Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. cum laude in 1988. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan. He is married to Cheryl and they have three boys, Andrew, Zachary, and Matthew. Andrew and Zachary both graduated from Northwestern. Matthew graduated from Southview this year and now attends Northwestern. With his service on the Board, Stephen hopes to help Sylvania to continue to provide excellent public education where children learn in a safe and enriching environment that prepares them to succeed in their lives beyond high school.
Shannon Szyperski
Prior to joining the Board in 2018, Shannon had a longstanding relationship with Sylvania Schools. A 1994 Northview graduate, 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 and they are navigating the challenges of family life together with their three children, Jack, Elaine, and Lucille. Professionally, she is a writer who has written everything from a family newspaper column to local and national websites to brochures and videos for global companies. Personally, she is a dedicated lifelong learner with a passion for geography, technology, multimedia, social media, and community service.
*Board agendas/minutes prior to 2003, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 419-824-8521
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