August 11, 2011 -- The Mentor Board of Education plans to appoint Drew Sparacia to serve on its Board at August's regularly scheduled meeting on the 23 rd.Mr.
will fill the vacancy left by Gwen Corban's resignation from the Board August 1.
The Board decided Mr. Sparacia's
education, experience and previous involvement as a board member would best suit the needs of the district.
"We are excited to begin working with Mr. Sparacia, who we know is extremely invested in the school system, with four children enrolled currently," said Board President Thomas Tuttle.
Previously, Mr. Sparacia
was appointed to a vacated seat on the Mentor Board of Education
on March 24, 2004 during fiscal emergency.
was then elected in November 2005 to finish serving that unexpired term through December 31, 2007.
Mr. Sparacia is the founding partner of global X, a tax consulting company specializing in historic preservation and other socially responsible tax credit programs. global X is based in Cleveland with offices in Columbus and Atlanta.
Mr. Sparacia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
He also earned a J.D. from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management.
Mr. Sparacia is also a member of the Ohio State Bar.
Along with his
wife of 21 years and four children, Mr. Sparacia lives in Concord Township.
He spends his free time coaching youth sports in Mentor and is a Board Member for the Mentor Youth Football Association.
"I look forward to helping the Mentor Board of Education
continue to improve on its already excellent track record of providing a top notch education for the children of Mentor Schools
while keeping costs contained for the Mentor taxpayers," said Mr. Sparacia