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

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 works at Ashland University. Shawn is a member of the Park Street Brethren Church. He 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 looks forward to serving our community in the years to come.

Tom Donley
Vice President

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

Willard is a 1964 Mapleton graduate. He attended Ruggles Troy High School in Nova before the district consolidation. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science, Willard taught Biology and General Science.

Willard and his wife, Patricia, a retired Mapleton Elementary teacher and alumna, have three children. Brian teaches Vocational Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Kory is a nurse, and Kate is employed in soils mapping and sales. Three of their eight grandchildren presently attend Mapleton Local Schools.

Willard is engaged in crop farming and raising Simmental cattle. He is a member and deacon of the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren.

Tim McKean
Board Member

Tim was elected to the Mapleton School board in 2016.  He has lived in the school district for the past 7 years. After graduating from Wellington High School in 1984, Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (specialization Finance) from Bowling Green State University in 1988. After graduation he moved to San Antonio, Texas, then Toledo, and finally back to the local area, where he resides with Michelle and his two daughters, Megan and Breanne. Tim is currently employed as Financial Controller with Weber Properties in Wellington.

Tim has served as basketball and softball coach for his daughter at all age levels, and is currently the 8th grade girls basketball coach. "I am excited to serve the community, on their behalf, for the next 4 years, and to make Mapleton area a better place to live. That all starts with the school system".