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Board Bios

ShaNa Benner

ShaNa is a 1992 Mapleton graduate.  She then attended NCSC where she graduated with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing.  After receiving her Registered Nursing license, ShaNa worked for two years in the Beachwood area before returning to Ashland and starting a family.  She currently is the Executive Director at The Inn at Ashland Woods.


ShaNa currently lives in Nova with her husband Jeff and their family.  In her free time, ShaNa enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.


Tom Donley

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 Grundy

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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.

Vince Hartzler

Vince has lived in the Mapleton School District with his family for 16 years.  He has been married to Courtney, who is a teacher at Ashland City Schools for 25 years.  They have three sons, 19-year-old Luke who graduated from Mapleton in 2022, 16-year-old Dylan who is a Junior and 14-year-old Tyler who is a freshman. 

He is employed as an estimator at Simonson Construction Services, Inc.  He has degrees from the University of Akron and Walsh University.  He is a graduate of Leadership Ashland.  He and Courtney also serve as youth ministry leaders at Cross Connect Church.  He and Courtney have been involved in various groups at Mapleton including PTO, youth sports coaching and the levy committee.  He is looking forward to working with the Mapleton staff and community to serve the students and prepare them for success.   

Mindy Scurlock

Mindy Scurlock is a 1996 Ashland High School graduate.  She then began her career at Brethren Care Village, where she has been employed since 1999.  Mindy is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Mindy is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Ashland and a 2011 graduate of Lifework Leadership Development Program.  She currently serves on the Leadership Ashland Steering Committee and the Ashland County Community Foundation Women's Fund.  Mindy has previously served on the Mapleton Music Boosters as an officer, and participated in fundraising and support for the Mapleton Sideliners Club.

Mindy has resided in the Mapleton School District since 2000 with her husband, John and children Madison, a 2017 Mapleton graduate, and Gage a 2020 Mapleton graduate.

Mindy looks forward to serving the Mapleton community.
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