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Medina City Schools

Recognizing Potential - Maximizing Achievement

Meet Your Board of Education

  • The Board of Education is committed to working with the community which owns these outstanding public schools, and the staff and administration that make a daily commitment to the betterment of every child.

     

Mr. Doug Eastwood

Phone: 330-416-3130

Email: eastwoodd@medinabees.org

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Mr. Doug Eastwood

Board of Education President

 

Doug Eastwood is a lifelong resident of Medina and a 1981 graduate of the Medina High School. He resides in Medina with his wife and two daughters, one attending the Medina County Career Center and the other is at Medina High School. Doug is the owner of Medina Excavating.

 

He volunteers with the Boy Scouts Great Trail Council and is active with his church. Doug enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

Mrs. Rebecca Parkhurst

Phone: 330-327-8882

Email: parkhurstr@medinabees.org

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Mrs. Rebecca Parkhurst

Board of Education Vice President

 

Rebecca (Becky) Parkhurst has lived in the school district since 2003. She received her bachelor's degree from Mount Union College (now University of Mount Union). She is currently an accountant for the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. Becky has held the offices of Vice President and President on the Medina Weekday Preschool Board, been chair of various committees on the Ella Canavan Elementary School PTO and currently serves on the Medina City Schools PACE (Parents Advocating Challenge in Education) organization and actively volunteers in the schools.

 

Becky is married with two sons, both of whom attend Medina City Schools.

Mr. Tom Cahalan

Phone: 330-416-6363

Email: cahalant@medinabees.org

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Mr. Tom Cahalan

Board of Education Member

 

Tom Cahalan has lived in the district since 1992. He received a bachelor's degree in 1985 and a Master of Science degree in Management in 1987, both from Purdue University. He is currently a personal trainer working as a contractor at the Medina Community Recreation Center through his business, Let's Get Fit. Prior to being a personal trainer, he owned an assembly business called TLC Packaging for 16 years.

 

Tom served as Board President in 2014 and again in the second half of 2015.  He has been involved as a coach and sponsor in the Medina Youth Baseball Association and as the vice president of Firestone High School Aquatics Association. Tom resides in Medina with his wife, Joanie. His son is a recent graduate of Purdue University and his daughter attends Georgetown University.

Mr. Ron Ross

Phone: 330-461-0657

Email: rossr@medinabees.org

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Mr. Ron Ross

Board of Education Member

 

Ron Ross is a 1980 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He then went on to serve in the United States Army for seven years. During his tour of duty, he was an Army Ranger. In 1987, he joined the Medina Police Department retiring as sergeant in 2008. During his tenure on the police department, he held the position of president of the Police Union. Upon retiring, he worked for Homeland Security at Hopkins International Airport from 2010-2012.

 

Ron volunteers in many capacities within the Medina City Schools as well as the Medina County Hospice, Medina Special Olympics, Main Street Medina and the Medina City Schools Foundation. Ron has also previously volunteered with the Medina Youth Baseball Association both as a coach and an umpire. He currently sits on the boards of the Medina Community Recreation Center, Medina County Road Runners Club, and the Medina County Public Defenders Commission. An avid runner, Ron has, for the past three years, been co-director of the Medina Half Marathon. Ron is married residing in Medina with his wife. They have two children who are both graduates of Medina High School.

Mr. Rob Skidmore

Phone: 330-725-5936

Email: skidmorer@medinabees.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Rob Skidmore

Board of Education Member

 

Rob Skidmore, is a lifelong resident of Medina. He received his juris doctor from the University of Akron School of Law, an MBA from Ashland University and a Bachelor's of Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He practices law with the firm Skidmore & Hall and operates a title agency.

 

Mr. Skidmore and his wife have two children. He has been involved in the Medina community in numerous ways. He has coached soccer for the Medina Rangers, and is currently serving on the board of advisors for the Medina Salvation Army. He also served on the Medina City Schools Foundation Board and was the president in 2012.

 

He has been a member of the Medina County Bar Association since 2001 and has served in a number of capacities including as a member of the web page committee, secretary, treasurer, CLE coordinator and as president in 2012. Mr. Skidmore currently serves as chair of the Character and Fitness Committee.

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