William L. ClawsonWilliam L. Clawson is a Business Leader for Progressive Insurance. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He has over 25 years of professional experience in sourcing management, strategy consulting, product management, and building effective customer experiences. He has served as Treasurer and VP of Financial Management for the Shaker Heights PTO. Mr. Clawson is a former trustee and former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio and is the father of two—one a recent graduate and one a student at the High School. He was first elected to the Board in 2011, re-elected in 2015, served as its Vice President in 2012, 2013 and 2018, and served as President in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Term ends 12/31/19. Email: clawson_w@shaker.org

Lisa CremerLisa Cremer is a community organizer whose professional experience includes conducting research and advocating for public health initiatives that benefit those suffering from addiction, mental and terminal illness, and poverty. She also has experience researching the causes of autism spectrum disorders and working with children and families affected by autism. Ms. Cremer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and her Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Social Work from Boston University. She has served as the treasurer for a local non-profit support group for families of medical professionals who are moving to the Cleveland area and is active in the Lomond PTO. She is a mother of three current Shaker students. Ms. Cremer was elected to the board in 2017. Term ends 12/31/21. Email: cremer_l@shaker.org
Ayesha Bell HardawayAyesha Bell Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. in Sociology from The College of Wooster. She is a Shaker Heights High School graduate and parent of a current Shaker student and a recent Shaker grad. Ms. Hardaway previously worked in the Trial Department at Tucker Ellis LLP and as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County. In addition to prior board service with non-profit organizations, Ms. Hardaway serves as a member and General Counsel of the Olivet Housing and Community Development Corporation. She has also served as a chair, leader and team member of several Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association outreach efforts. She was elected to the board in 2017. Term ends 12/31/21. Email: hardaway_a@shaker.org

Jeffrey IsaacsJeffrey Isaacs is head of U.S. operations for a Japanese maker of specialty art hanging systems in museums such as the Frick Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the National Gallery of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He and his wife, Anne Borchert, have three sons. The oldest two are graduates of Shaker Heights Schools and the youngest is a sophomore at Shaker Heights High School. Isaacs is a graduate of Vassar College and earned a graduate degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Before moving to Shaker, he and his family lived in Japan for five years, where he was an assistant professor at Yokohama City University, doing research and translation. He has been an active PTO volunteer for more than a decade, serving in a variety of leadership roles including PTO Co-President at Boulevard and Co-President of PTO Council, as a tutor, a band booster, and as a National History Day judge. He previously served as Co-President of the Vassar Club of Cleveland. Mr. Isaacs was elected as the Board's Vice President in 2017 and elected as the President in 2018 and in 2019. Term ends 12/31/19. Email: isaacs_j@shaker.org

Heather WeingartHeather Weingart is a community leader, volunteer and school leader. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. A Canton, Michigan native, Ms. Weingart’ has worked as a marketing and operations executive in the hospitality industry in Cleveland, Chicago and Greenville, S.C. Since moving to Shaker Heights in 2006, she has chaired the successful 2017 Shaker Heights Schools $30M levy campaign and the 2015 Night for the Red & White. She has served as the PTO Council, Onaway PTO and Woodbury PTO presidents. Ms. Weingart is also a mother of two current Shaker students. She was elected as the Board's Vice President in 2019. Term ends 12/31/21. Email: weingart_h@shaker.org

About the Board

The Board of Education is composed of five residents of the School District who are elected to four-year terms. The Board elects its President and Vice President in an annual organizational meeting. Board members bring to their work a variety of perspectives and strengths gained through their personal experiences, their education and careers, and their volunteer service in the community.

Board members do not have the authority to act individually in the name of the Board. The Board may take action only at duly convened regular, special or emergency meetings.
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