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SCOTT ARDARY  |  (440) 812-4455 

Term Ends: 12/31/2025

Served Since: 2014

Education: Attended Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley schools. Graduate of MTC Police Academy.

Related Service: Volunteered at Pymatuning Valley High Schoo for 10 years teaching abstinence. Volunteered at Maplewood middle school for 5 years as a volunteer School Resource Officer.

Current Employment: Sr. Pastor at Pentecostal Community Church in Jefferson, Ashtabula & Conneaut. 21 years in Law Enforcement 

Community Involvement: I currently serve as chairman of the board for Ridgeview / Terra Quest Apartments in Ashtabula - HUD. I currently serve on the Children’s Services Board of Ashtabula County. I currently serve on the Ohio District board for United Pentecostal Church International - Serving in the role of Presbyter for 22 churches. I currently serve as an external board member for several churches across Ohio.

Children Attending Or Graduated From JALSD: 3 boys: Collin class of 2023; Cole class of 2027; Cavin class of 2029.


Term Ends: 12/31/2027 

Served Since: 2024

Education: Master’s of Social Service Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Ashland University. Geneva High School Graduate.

Related Service: Volunteer with Rock Creek PTO events.  Former IEP Coordinator and Behavior Specialist at Summit Academy Community School Painesville.  Former Governing Authority Board Member with Summit Academy Community School Painesville.

Current Employment: Behavioral Health Counselor at Signature  Health, Inc. and Behavioral Health Counselor at Aaris Therapy

Community Involvement: Board of Directors for the Ashtabula Arts Center.  Former board member of several community boards including United Way of Ashtabula County, and a founding board member of both Longest Day of Play and Signature Health Foundation.

Children Attending Or Graduated From JALSD: Daniel, JAHS Class of 2018; Brooke, JAHS Class of 2020; Sebastian, JAHS Class of 2028; and Scarlett, JAHS Class of 2035

PHIL PAWLOWSKI  |  440-576-4069 

Term Ends: 12/31/25

Served Since: 2014

Education: Graduate of Jefferson High School - Class of 1993; Graduate of The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Accounting in 1997; Certified Public Accountant

Related Service: Past Chairman of the Falcon Levy Pride Committee; Committee Member for the passage of Bond Issue to construct new schools for JALS

Current Employment: Chief Financial Officer at Community First Credit Union; also co-owner and operator of Power Financial, LLC

Community Involvement: Treasurer-Jefferson Youth Football League; Coach for Jefferson Youth Football League; Treasurer-Jefferson Area Education Foundation and Jefferson Alumni Association; Member  and Treasurer for Ashtabula Area College Committee; Former Vice Chairman for Community First Credit  Union; Past Chairman of the Falcon Pride Levy Committee; Member of Jefferson Village Income Tax Review Board; Former Board Member (Secretary) for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio

Children Attending Or Graduated From JALSD: Three children: Brooke, JAHS Class of 2019; Cole, JAHS Class of 2022; and Mason JAHS Class of 2023


Term Ends: 12/31/2027

Served Since: 2018

Education: M.S. Special Education - Mercyhurst University; B.M. Music Education - Mercyhurst University; Harbor High School

Related Service: None available at this time.

Current Employment: Champion Local Schools - Technology Director

Children Attending Or Graduated From JALSD: Natalie, JAHS Class of 2028; Carmella, JAHS Class of 2031; and Donald JAHS Class of 2033.

Other Information: Board Member, Ashtabula County Metroparks


Term Ends: 12/31/2025

Served Since: 2022

Education: Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University, Masters in Business Administration from Lake Erie College, Bachelors in Education from Notre Dame College, Harbor High School Graduate

Related Service: None available at this time.

Current Employment: Euclid City Schools District Administrator, Ashland University Adjunct Graduate School Professor

Community Involvement: Executive board member at Footprints Center for Autism, Triandria Masonic Lodge #780 member

Children Attending Or Graduated From JALSD: 3 children at Jefferson Elementary and 1 at Jefferson High School

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