Mapleton Board of Education

The Mapleton Mission Statement

The mission of the Mapleton Local School District is to provide an appropriate educational program and learning environment, which will effectively meet the educational needs of its students. Mapleton Local Schools, in partnership with students, families, and community, will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals in an ever changing world.

Shawn Grundy
President

Shawn is a 1992 graduate of Mapleton High School. Shawn and his wife, Christy (Mapleton '92) graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1996. After college, they lived in Lodi, OH for approximately 10 years. In 2006, they decided they wanted to raise their children in the same community that gave them so many cherished memories and moved back into the district. They now have four children; Grace, Collin, Jillian and Anna. Shawn owns a small plastics machinery company which he runs out of their home, and Christy (having worked as a banker) now stays home with their children. Shawn is a member of the Park Street Brethren Church.

Over the past several years, Shawn has had the opportunity to read with Mapleton's kindergarten and first grade classes, help coach youth & Jr. high football and elementary boys & girls' basketball, & assist with the high school football weightlifting program.  

Shawn was appointed to the Board in the summer of 2011 to fill a vacancy, but then ran for the same board seat later that year.  While there are challenges facing our district, Shawn is proud to be a life-long Mountie, and (with your approval) looks forward to serving our community in the years to come.

Cody Ragle
Vice President

Cody aka Colleen has lived in the Mapleton School District for 15 years. She is a Michigan native and was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic and Airports as an Administrative Assistant for 17 years and then worked as a Court Reporter. She is currently employed part-time for Oxley & Associates in Ashland as a Probate Administrator. Cody is married to Dennis and they have five children and nine grandchildren. Their youngest daughter, Carly, graduated with an Honors Diploma from Mapleton in 2003 and went on to earn her BSN from Kent State. Cody is very active in the Republican Party and volunteers in many other areas. She states that although volunteering is always rewarding, nothing has been more humbling and special than being elected by her own neighbors to represent them in such an important and critical task - the education of our children. She is very excited to be a Board Member, takes it very seriously and looks forward to being part of such a great team that contributes so much to our schools and our community.  (419-652-3847)

Tom Donley
Board Member

Tom has been serving on the Mapleton Board of Education for several years now. He graduated from Mapleton High School in 1976. Tom lives in Polk with his wife Terri and two children, Tyler and Taylor.

Mr. Donley worked at National Latex Products from 1977 until 1978. He then began work at Ries Vending and worked there until 1988. In 1988 he began working at Vendsystems and worked there for six years. In 1994 he worked at AVI Foodsystems until 1996. Tom then began working at F.W. Vending until 1998, when he began work at the Cuyahoga Group, where he is currently employed.

Mark Walter
Board Member

Mark began serving as a member of the Mapleton Board of Education in January 2010.  He is a 1977 Mapleton graduate and has lived in Ruggles Township for over 37 years.  His wife, Mary, and he bought his grandparents' farm in 1988 and have two children, Logan and Kassie.  Logan graduated from Mapleton in 2009 and The Ohio State University in 2014.  Kassie graduated from Mapleton in 2011 and is currently a senior this year at Baldwin Wallace University.

Mark has been employed by Sunrise Cooperative, headquartered in Fremont, for the past 20 years and is currently working at the Sunrise Crestline Agronomy Branch.  He also operates his farm in Ruggles Township where he raises grain and hay.  Mark and his family attend Grace Brethren Church in Ashland.

He is proud to serve the community by being a member of the Mapleton School Board.

Willard Welch
Board Member