North Royalton City Schools
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Board Members

North Royalton City Schools Board Members

Dr. Susan G. Clark - Board President

Dr. Susan Clark, North Royalton Board of Education Email:
Phone: 440-390-8794
Dr. Susan G. Clark is a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the University of Akron, where she teaches school law, student services and disability law, higher education law, and other leadership and management courses for practicing and prospective school leaders. Dr. Clark is an active member of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys and the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.

Dr. Clark has been a high school special educator for students with specific learning disabilities and later, those with severe emotional disturbance. She also has held a number of administrative positions for various Ohio school districts, including director of student services, special education supervisor, and work-study coordinator. Additionally, Dr. Clark worked for the Positive Education Program (PEP) as a resource consultant for early intervention and parent training.

Dr. Clark earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration at Kent State University and produced an award-winning dissertation entitled, The Judicial History of Desegregation in American Public Schools. She earned her law degree from the University of Akron McDowell School of Law and was the recipient of two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, one for Trial Advocacy and the other for Juvenile Law. Dr. Clark formerly served for four years as Interim Dean of the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education at the University of Akron, and practiced as a school board attorney for twelve years.

Dr. Clark was a Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader in North Royalton for seven years. She was awarded the Honor Pin by the Lake Erie Girl Scout Council, given only once to recognize outstanding service to two or more geographic areas/program delivery audiences.

Dr. John H. Kelly - Board Vice President

Dr. John Kelly, North Royalton Board of Education Email:
Phone: 440-552-0864

John Kelly began his service on the North Royalton School Board in 2012. He and wife Christine are 36 year North Royalton residents and have two children, both honors diploma graduates of North Royalton High School. He is a 1969 graduate and valedictorian of Cleveland Cathedral Latin and a 1975 graduate of CWRU School of Dentistry. John has practiced clinical dentistry for nearly 42 years and also held a faculty position at CWRU from 1975 to 1988, attaining the rank of Associate Clinical Professor. John has been a member of North Royalton Baseball Boosters for over 20 years serving as a coach and manager, and as a trustee for the last 15 years. He is a lifetime member of the NRHS Band Boosters having chaired several committees and served for six years as Booster President. He has guest-lectured in NRHS Biology II classes and Health classes on microbiology and oral cancer topics. He has been a volunteer high school softball coach, has served on two levy committees, and serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Stadium Foundation, and Key Communicators. John was the recipient of the PTA State Achievement Award and The North Royalton Friend of Education Award in 2009. He is committed to continuing professional development and in 2015 and 2016, he earned the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Annual Award of Achievement.  He also earned the OSBA Master Board Member status, a lifetime distinction, for professional development over a four-year period.

Jacquelyn A. Arendt - Board Member

Jacquelyn A. Arendt, North Royalton Board of Education Email:
Phone: 440-230-1567

Jackie Arendt and husband, David, have raised four daughters, all graduates of North Royalton High School.  As a 1982 graduate of North Royalton, she is extremely proud to serve on the North Royalton Board. Jackie was elected to the North Royalton Board of Education in 2013 and 2017. She teaches sociology and advanced research writing courses at Tri-C and Cleveland State University. Jackie has served as a president, chairperson and trustee for NRAGT and NREF. She has been active in PTA for over twenty-five years serving on dozens of committees, as committee chairperson, and several officer positions. Jackie currently serves as Vice President of Leadership on Ohio PTA's Executive Board. She has served on Ohio School Boards Association's (OSBA) federal relations network and board member cabinet. Jackie was the recipient of the Ohio PTA State Achievement Award in 2003, the Cleveland State University Sociology Department's Distinguished Student Award in 2006, and OSBA's Award of Achievement in 2016. 

Anne Reinkober - Board Member

Anne Reinkober Email:
Phone: 440-582-3281

Anne Reinkober has  been a member of the Board since 2008.  She is a past Board President and Vice President, served on each of the board committees, and is a 2013 and 2016 recipient of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Award of Achievement.  She is a current trustee of the North Royalton Educational Foundation.

Anne has been active in the district’s PTA and booster organizations and has served as president at Valley Vista, Royal View, North Royalton Middle School and PTA Council.  She received the Ohio PTA and National PTA Life Achievement Awards and is a lifetime member of the North Royalton Band Boosters.  She served on the district’s Financial Advisory and Audit Committee for over ten years and is a past member of the city’s Planning Commission.

Anne has spent more than 18 years in the securities industry.  She and her husband Mark are 30-year residents of North Royalton and their three children are North Royalton High School graduates.


Heidi Dolezal - Board Member

Heidi Dolezal, North Royalton Board of Education
Phone: 440-237-8258

Heidi Dolezal has served sixteen years on the North Royalton Board of Education, along with thirteen years on the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center School Board.  She is beginning her fifth term of service in North Royalton.

Over the years, Heidi has served on many committees and as officers at all levels of the North Royalton PTAs.  She also served in Band Boosters, the North Royalton Education Foundation, and the Curriculum Advisory Committee.  Besides volunteering in the schools, Heidi served as a softball coach for girls and boys in the North Royalton Baseball Booster programs for thirteen years.

Heidi and her husband, Warren, are graduates of North Royalton Schools, as are their three children.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  The Schmidt family dental practices of North Royalton have been Heidi’s employers for over thirty years.


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