Sandusky Education Foundation
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Our Mission

The mission of the Sandusky Education Foundation is to support the Sandusky City Schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student and prepares them to succeed in the 21st Century.

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Our Purpose

The Sandusky Education Foundation was formed to provide a tax exempt, independent vehicle to benefit both the capital and the operating needs of the Sandusky City Schools.

We Believe...

Sandusky Education Foundation Board members...that the Sandusky City Schools is an integral part of our community and that its impact on the future is substantial. Those students who learn lessons in the classroom, and through sports and other extracurricular activities, will one day put their education and experiences to work filling jobs and undertaking leadership roles. Our City will depend on their knowledge and judgment in the years to come, and we must do the best that we can to ensure they will be able to do their best in turn when the time comes.

Executive Director

Jennifer Lipppus

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Our Board Members

John Schumm

John SchummJohn Schumm has a bachelor’s degree from BGSU with a dual major in history and political science and French. His masters’ degrees are in French and Far Eastern History. Additionally, he has done course work at Oberlin College, University of Michigan, and abroad in Spain and France. Mr. Schumm taught French for the Sandusky City Schools for 30 years (1967-1997). At that time, he taught both high school students and also instructed for 14 years in the Glenwright Academy for gifted students. He served as chairman of the Foreign Language Department, advisor to International Club and on the board of the National Honor Society. He volunteered at most school events (athletic and scholastic).

Outside SHS, John also taught French at Firelands/BGSU and in adult education. From 1997-2007, Mr. Schumm created and taught in an elementary foreign language program for the Norwalk Catholic Schools. Moreover, he is a licensed tour guide and has taken many groups abroad for over 30 years. Currently, he serves on many boards for civic and historical groups in Huron and Erie counties.

John says, "I am pleased to serve on the board of the Sandusky Education Foundation as the Sandusky City Schools are dear to my heart."

Ron Cantelli

Ron CantelliRon graduated from Sandusky High School in 1978. He then went on to graduate from The University of Toledo with a BA in 1982, specializing in Art and Design. Ron played tennis, coached, and currently sits on numerous Boards for SHS. He married his lovely wife, Leslie, and they have been together for 35 years. They have two beautiful children, Quintin and Kennedy, both of whom are living in the Sandusky area. He and his wife have built a wonderful business over the last 25 years in custom cabinetry, specializing in custom homes throughout all of Northern Ohio .

 

David Amerine

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Dr. Eugene T.W. Sanders

Dr. Eugene T.W. SandersDr. Eugene T. W. Sanders is the Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent for the Sandusky City Schools. Dr. Sanders is a former teacher at Sandusky High School and has served as CEO for both the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Toledo Public Schools. Dr. Sanders has been recognized as Superintendent of the Year, and has received numerous awards and recognition for exemplary leadership.

Dr. Sanders is a proud graduate of Sandusky High School. He is a member of the Sandusky Boys and Girls Club, Sandusky Rotary Club, and served on the Board of Directors for the Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was inducted into the Sandusky High School and Erie County Hall of Achievers in recognition of his accomplishments in school leadership. He credits his success to family, faith, and the Sandusky City School community.

 

Judy Corso

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Jim Hart, Treasurer

Jim HartJim graduated from Sandusky High School in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1973, received his Master of Arts in political science in 1973 from the University of Cincinnati, and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1980. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Ellen, in 1975, and they moved to Sandusky from Galveston, Texas in 1981. Jim and Mary Ellen have three children, all proud graduates of Sandusky High School. Jim has practiced law with the firm of Flynn, Py and Kruse since 1981. Mary Ellen recently retired from Sandusky City Schools as a high school counselor. Jim served on the Sandusky Board of Education for sixteen years and has been active in many fundraising efforts to benefit the children of the school district.

Jeff Krabill, President

Jeff KrabillJeff Krabill has a bachelor’s degree in biology from The College of Wooster. His two masters' degrees are both from The Ohio State University: an MS from the College of Pharmacy and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business. Jeff was an Assistant Professor at Firelands/BGSU before helping to found what is now The Krabill Marketing Group, LLC, a small advertising agency in Sandusky, Ohio.

In addition to re-developing an historic structure in downtown Sandusky, Jeff has served on the Sandusky Board of Education for nearly 14 years. His community service has included leadership roles in the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Sandusky Main Street Association, Rotary Club of Sandusky, as well as founding roles in such diverse organizations as Sandusky Proud and the Sandusky Education Foundation.

“Nothing I have done in my life has been as important as my role in helping with the resurgence of the Sandusky City Schools,” he says.

 

Dan Poggiali

Dan Poggiali graduated from Sandusky High School in 1971. He earned a B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Dan was a 36-year employee of the Sandusky City Schools as a social studies teacher at SHS and Adams Junior High. He also served as Principal of Adams Junior High and was Principal of Sandusky High School for 14 years until his retirement in 2013.

Dan is married to Elizabeth Poggiali who retired from Sandusky City Schools after 30 years as an English teacher at Adams and SHS. Dan and Elizabeth have two children, Jennifer and Lucas, who are both proud to call themselves SHS graduates. Dan has been a member of the Sandusky Rotary Club for many years, and he and Elizabeth continue to contribute to many other civic organizations. Dan has served our school district in many capacities over the years, and will continue to do so as a board member of the Sandusky Education Foundation with the goal of preparing our students to become productive and responsible members of society.