Shaker Heights Schools News Article

Lora Cover, Alison Bibb-Carson Elected Board President, Vice President Douglas Wang and Pamela Scott Sworn-In As New Board Members

January 10, 2024 – Lora Cover was unanimously elected president of the Board of Education and Alison Bibb-Carson was unanimously elected vice president at the board’s annual organizational meeting Tuesday evening. Additionally, new board members Douglas Wang and Pamela Scott were sworn-in to begin four-year terms.


Ms. Cover has 25 years of talent experience, spending most of her work-life sitting on the operational side. For more than a decade she worked at Teach For America, recruiting teachers and working to build a human assets team, ultimately leading the organization's People and Talent work. She then went on to be the Chief Talent Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District where she built a strategic talent team to support significant transformation in the district of over 6,000 employees. She is the mother of a Shaker Heights alumna and a Shaker Heights High School senior. Her current term ends December 31, 2025. 


Ms. Bibb-Carson is a strategic communications and marketing professional. She currently serves as chief marketing and communications officer at College Now Greater Cleveland. A Shaker Heights graduate, who attended Shaker Schools from kindergarten, Ms. Bibb-Carson returned to the community after a successful career in the Washington, D.C. area, where she served as an external affairs officer for American Water, director of marketing and communications for the National Children’s Museum and worked as an independent public relations consultant, writer and editor. She is the mother of two Shaker students. Her current term ends December 31, 2025. 


Mr. Wang and Ms. Scott both were elected to the Board of Education in November. They replace Dr. Emmitt Jolly and Jeffrey Isaacs, who did not seek reelection. Their terms end December 31, 2027. 


Mr. Wang has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a retired Senior Vice President of Northern Trust Bank in Cleveland. Prior to his time at Northern Trust, he was a partner in several investment management firms for 25 years. He is active in the nonprofit community in Cleveland, currently serving on the boards of Judson Services, Inc.; University Circle, Inc.; the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland; and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Earlier, he served on the board of the Shaker Schools Foundation and as a trustee of Kenyon College. A resident of Shaker Heights for over 35 years, Doug and his wife, Holly, raised four Shaker Heights High School graduates. 


Pamela Scott has more than 25 years of experience in education and the nonprofit sector. Alongside her husband, Darnell, they raised four Shaker Heights High School graduates. Currently serving as the Senior Director of Government Grants Administration at the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio, Ms. Scott previously served as a program manager at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District managing federal funds, programming and external partnerships – there she designed and implemented a shared accountability system, fostering collaboration between partners and the school district to enhance educational outcomes for students and families. She has experience in direct practice and worked at a community development corporation managing programs tied to model block grants from the city of Cleveland. Beyond her professional roles, Pam has served many community initiatives, including the PTO, Shaker Boosters Club and is currently a member of the high school athletic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee.

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