She replaces former School Board President, Scott Radcliffe, who was sworn in as the new Ward 4 Avon City Councilman last month. The BOE had 30 days to fill the vacant position.
The BOE received 11 applications for the school board position and interviewed all 11 candidates.
“We were very impressed with the pool of candidates we had,” said Heather Mahoney, School Board president. “Kelly is an outstanding educator and she really impressed us with her knowledge of the Avon schools and her experience in education. She will be a great asset to our board of education and the community. She has a dynamic personality. She is also very passionate about our school system. She will be a great fit.”
Zurawski is a high school science teacher in the Solon City School district.
“I am excited about all the positive things happening in the Avon schools,” said Zurawski. “As a teacher, I am in the trenches every day and I know the challenges facing teachers, administrators and parents. I am impressed with how our the school district has been able to manage the growth over the years and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to continue to do great things for students and the community.”
Zurawski and her husband Bryan have lived in Avon for seven years and have two sons. Daniel is a sixth-grader at Avon Middle School and Alex is a third-grader at Heritage Elementary School. She has served on school district levy campaigns and also regularly volunteers in the schools.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from John Carroll University. She earned a Master of Arts degree in secondary education from Kent State University. She is a graduate of Olmsted Falls High School.
The BOE term expires December 31, 2017.