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.
2013 Board of Education
Shawn Puster, Cody Ragle, Mark Walter, Tom Donley, Shawn Grundy
I want to first say thanks for allowing me to serve you as a member of the Mapleton School Board. I have lived in Ashland County my entire life. I grew up on a family farm just north of Ashland. I graduated from Ashland High School in 1985. In 1990 I married Michele Seibert. Michele graduated from Mapleton in 1988. We have 3 boys - Jordan, Logan and Kameran. All three of our boys attend Mapleton and are getting a great education from some awesome caring teachers. My family and I are members of Grace Brethren Church in Ashland. I’m employed at Seal-Rite Door as their Sales Manager. My hobbies include coaching youth sports, hunting and ATV riding.
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)
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 33 years. His wife, Mary, and he bought his grandparent’s farm in 1988 and have two children, Logan and Kassie. Logan graduated from Mapleton in 2009 and is attending The Ohio State University in Columbus. Kassie is a senior at Mapleton this year and will graduate in 2011.
Mark has worked at Sunrise Cooperative, headquartered in Fremont for the past 15 years. He also operates his farm in Ruggles Township where he raises grain and hay. Mark and his family attend Grace Brethren Church in Ashland.
Mark has greatly enjoyed watching his children play sports and participate in band at Mapleton. He is proud to serve the community by being a member of the Mapleton School Board.
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.
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 (10), Collin (8), Jillian (5) and Anna (2). 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 jr. high football and elementary girls' basketball, assist with the high school football weightlifting program, and coach various elementary sports.
Shawn was appointed to the Board in the summer of 2011 to fill a vacancy. While the time spent in this capacity has been short, he has found it to be very rewarding. He appreciates that the Board has given him this opportunity, and (with your approval) looks forward to serving the community in the years to come.