Revere board elects new member, nominates to fill CVCC board

by Sheldon Ocker

The Revere Local Schools Board of Education selected a new board member to fill the unexpired term of Mike Kahoe, who resigned last month to take a job in state government in Columbus.

The newest addition to the board is Courtney Stein, a business developer and former teacher who has been active in the Revere district. She was sworn into office on March 14.

“We interviewed five amazing candidates and everybody was wonderful,’’ said board member Claudia Hower. “We settled on Courtney.’’

Her new position will not be her first as an advocate of education. She is currently vice president of the Revere Foundation, with a concentration on fundraising. She was president of the Revere Middle School PTA from 2017-19 after serving as president of the Bath Elementary PTA and Hillcrest Elementary (now Richfield) PTA from 2012-14.

In 2016-17, Stein served the district as a substitute teacher after spending six years as a first and second-grade teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls system.

Stein will be the lone member of the board who did not attend school in the Revere district. She attended high school in the Pine-Richland district north of Pittsburgh and attended John Carroll University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1998. She lives with her husband Matt in the Revere district and has two daughters: Avery, a current Revere High School student, and Meredith, a 2022 Revere graduate.

Stein will serve on the board through Dec. 31 unless she wins a new four-year term in the November elections.

The board also nominated Jennifer Burke and Michael Wiant to fill vacancies on the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Board of Education for terms also ending on Dec. 31. Burke and Wiant will be sworn in at an upcoming CVCC board meeting. ∞