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Board of Education

Nov. 3, 2020 Renewal Levy

Certificate of Estimated Tax Millage Rate

Board Resolution, July 14, 2020

Board Resolution, July 22, 2020

YCSD 2020-2021 School Year

The mission of the Youngstown City School District Board of Education is to provide responsible public policy and to practice effective and efficient governance of ALL resources to promote teaching and learning excellence that enable ALL students to successfully achieve.

Board members:

  Ronald Shadd, President
Tina Cvetkovich, Vice President
Brenda Kimble
Jacqueline Adair
Jerome Williams
Tiffany Patterson
Juanita Walker
Ronald Shadd


Brenda Kimble is serving her third term as a member of the Youngstown City School Board of Education. She was the longest-running President of YCSD serving from 2015 thru 2020 and was positioned as Vice President and chaired numerous Board Committees.

Mrs. Kimble graduated from Chaney High School and is the mother of four children who were also graduates of Chaney and has two stepsons.  She is the grandmother of seven children one who graduated from Chaney and two who are presently in the system.  Dedicating over 30 years as a volunteer in YCSD she served with various programs. During her tenure, Brenda helped to usher in new and innovative programs such as the Visual Performing Arts, STEM, and Discovery School initiatives, which offered Spanish, music, arts, dance, and Three-D Printing to students. Choffin Career and Technical Center gained the Fire Fighters and the Videography programs, and a Three-D Printing program that gave the students the opportunity to earn $12.00 per hour while creating parts used for production. Mrs. Kimble presently serves on the North East Ohio School Board Associations Executive Committee representing the Mahoning County and various committees within the organization. She is a member of the OSBA Black Caucus Executive Board and has served as a member of the National School Boards Association - CUBE and other committees. She was awarded the 2017 School Board Member of the Year by OSBA and was recognized by the Vindicator as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in the community and a member of the Community Leaders Coalition on Education. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Youngstown Warren Black Caucus as the Legislative Liaison for Mahoning County. Brenda has become a courageous advocate for Public Education, shown with her challenge of House Bill 70 which aims to revoke Voters’ rights and dissolve public education.

Mrs. Kimble attends the Third Baptist Church formally under the direction of the late Rev. Dr, Morris W. Lee. She serves on the Nurses Guild, Cradle Roll, the Mission, and Angel Tree Ministries, as well as being the Girl Scout leader of Troop 80182. Brenda is also a Preschool Sunday School Teacher, the assistant leader of the Fairgreen Youth Grow Green Garden, and serves on the Executive Board of the 100 Plus Foundation.

Current term to 2021: Serving her second term on the Board. She served on the Finance/Business/Non-Certificated Committee, the Curriculum/Extra Curricular/Sports Committee and chaired the Board policy committee.

 Mrs. Adair is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.,Epsilon Mu Omega graduate Chapter of Youngstown. She pledged Delta Delta undergraduate chapter at Youngstown State. 

 Mrs. Adair has spent the last 20 years working as a substitute teacher in various school districts, including Youngstown City. She also worked more than 10 years as a supervisor and general foreman in the mail processing department of the U.S. Postal Service, Youngstown, Ohio. She also has taught and tutored young adults who were working on their G.E.D.s. Mrs. Adair is the widow of Ronald G. Adair and the mother of two (2), Dr. Regina M. Adair-Blackwell who practices in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Ronald A. Adair who is currently working on locating a grocery stores in Youngstown and Anderson, Indiana. Dr. Adair and Brent Blackwell have two children, Sydney and Samantha.

Ronald A. and Natasha (Head women’s basketball coach at University of Delaware) Adair's have two children, Aaron M.- deans list junior and basketball scholarship recipient at Johnson C Smith University, Charlotte, NC and Allyssa M.)

Tina Cvetkovich lifelong resident of Youngstown, Ohio. She attended and graduated from East High School in 1988.  She graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2012.  She is a Provisional Supervisor for Mahoning County Board of Elections. She is a Member of Community Leadership Coalition on Education. Community Activist/volunteer on school reform, returning citizen issues and recovery advocate. Tina has been married to George Cvetkovich for 13 1/2 yrs. Tina has 3 children.  Mrs. Jeanine Runyon-Belfiore and William Schoolcraft who both graduated from Chaney High School. Skyann Cvetkovich is currently a senior at Chaney High School.   She also has 3 grandchildren.  Grandson Christopher 9, Granddaughter Selena 5 who attends Volney Rogers Elementary School, and Grandson David who is 1.

Ronald A. Shadd is a committed father; and uncle and relative to children within the Youngstown City School District.  He is a life-long resident of Youngstown, and a graduate of Chaney High School and Thiel College with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. Ronald has several years of experience in Early Childhood Education, Youth and Adult Workforce and Career Pathways, Fatherhood Initiative programming, and has been involved with several Community Organizations and Projects.

Previous involvement within the Youngstown City School District

Levy Renewal Campaign 2012 Member(Successfully Renewed)

  • Business Advisory Council: Academic Enrichment Chair

  • Harding Elementary “Dr. Abdu” 4th Grade/ YSU Honors Pen Pal Program Advisory Board

  • Choffin Career and Technical Center, Health Advisory  Board

Ohio State University Young Scholars; Group facilitator

A quote of great inspiration for Ronald is by Helen Keller, which reads:

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

Working to make a positive impact in the Youngstown City School District is “the something that Ronald can do.” He believes that if we as a community inspire our youth to find and cultivate their “something” while integrating education as the #1 priority, our school district will reach great achievements. The Mahoning Valley is on the horizon of change and economic growth. Education is the key for Youngstown’s life-long citizens and their generations to prosper from that growth.  Ronald will work to ensure that the youth and adults of the Youngstown City School District are prepared for the future by having the ability to prosper within the new economic climate entering the Mahoning Valley. The education of our youth, supporting their families, and strengthening our public school system are how we improve upon all aspects of our city. Mr. Shadd serves on the Finance/Business/Non-Certificated committees and is also a representative for the YEC Steering Committee and the Student Achievement Liaison. 

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