Board of Directors
The Plain Local Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is led by a volunteer board that represents alumni, parents, community members, former educators and advocates for public education.
The foundation is always looking for individuals to serve on event committees, alumni initiatives and community outreach. If you are interested in serving on a committee please contact Anna Bodner at 330-491-3870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Going On?
Board of Directors
Alumni Association President
Victor graduated from Middlebranch High School in the Class of 1956. Vic was a teacher and an administrator in the Plain Local School District from 1960-1993. One of his last roles as an administrator was to be the lead in creating the Plain Local Schools Alumni Association in 1992 as a way to maintain the legacy of Plain Local Schools and create a medium for alumni to connect.
Victor and his wife, Darlene (Middlebranch 1956), raised their two daughters Delaine (GlenOak 1979) and Colleen (GlenOak 1983) in the Plain Local School District. He has been a trustee on the Plain Local Foundation and Alumni Association board since 1992.
Sally Efremoff served as Chief Magistrate of Stark County Family Court from 2005 until her retirement in June 2014. Prior to her appointment, she had served as Bailiff and Magistrate. She received her B.A. degree and J.D. degree from The University of Michigan. Prior to her move to Canton, she served as a Trust Officer at Union Commerce Bank in Cleveland and as an instructor at Case Western Reserve Law School. Sally was a member of the Plain Local School Board for 14 years and has been involved in numerous volunteer efforts in the community. Currently, she serves on the United Way Leadership Committee, Stark State College Foundation Board of Trustees and Stark County Service Center Business Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Stark County Bar Association. Sally is married to Tony, and they are the parents of three adult children all of whom graduated from Plain Local Schools and two grandchildren
Katie Miltner Foltz graduated from GlenOak High School in 1991 and married Jeremy Foltz (GlenOak Class of 1992). They are raising their two daughters, Claire and Grace, in the Plain Local School District. Katie works at the Koch / Foltz Financial Group at Morgan Stanley. She is involved in numerous community and Plain Local volunteer groups. In her spare time, Katie enjoys tennis and traveling with her family.
As senior manager of Safety and Contractor Relations, Scott McCahan is responsible for the safety, satisfaction and retention of the more than 1,300 owner-operators throughout the U.S. and Canada who contract their vehicles and services to FedEx Custom Critical. Scott joined FedEx Custom Critical in 1982. In 1983, he started up the company’s Contractor Settlements department, which handles all contractor payments. He became an Operations supervisor in 1986, Operations manager in 1992, manager of Contractor Relations in 1997, senior manager of Safety and Contractor Relations in 2001.
In his current role, Scott has developed proactive programs to enhance contractor and driver satisfaction. He has also developed new and improved safety programs that led to FedEx Custom Critical receiving the ATA’s Presidents Trophy in 2006, the highest safety award in the industry.
Scott is a 1979 graduate of GlenOak High School. He currently is the assistant GlenOak girls golf coach as well as statistician for the GlenOak girls’ softball team. He is married to Pam Rinehart McCahan, a 1980 GlenOak graduate, who works at Middlebranch Elementary school. They have 3 children, Michelle, a 2014 GlenOak graduate now attending Malone University, Jonathan, a sophomore at GlenOak High School who runs cross country and track, and Matthew, a freshman at GlenOak.
Judy Leszczynski graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Education. She also has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. Judy is a retired teacher who spent 27 years as an Intervention Specialist in the Early Childhood Department of Canton City Schools. In addition she was an Adjunct Professor at Walsh University teaching a class in Special Education and one in Integrated Arts. Judy worked with the SPARK program a program that works with preschool children and their families in the areas of literacy and Kindergarten readiness. She also taught Playright, a class for Early Childhood teachers that was based on integrating the arts in all areas of the curriculum. Her children attended Plain Local Schools and she became involved in the Parent groups at their schools especially the GlenOak Booster Club where she served as President for two years. Judy loves to travel and especially enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren who live in Denver and Las Vegas.
John Namey started working at Oakwood High School in 1973 as a junior-level English teacher. Continuing on at GlenOak High School as a teacher and “Student Life Coordinator”, he taught various grade levels until about 1990 when he was given the job as “Community Intervention Coordinator.” He was adviser to the GlenOak Student Council and was the head Cheerleading Coach until he retired in 2003. Starting in 1984, John also served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Student Councils, coordinating the daily activities of the OASC, as well as, directing leadership training camps and public speaking in Ohio and throughout the United States. He retired from “OASC” in 2011. John and his wife Barbara live in Plain Township and he enjoys golfing and spending time with their grandchildren.
Kim Van Nostran Perduk
Kim Van Nostran Perduk is a 1979 GlenOak High School graduate who has served on the Foundation Board for the last two years, most recently as the Plain Local Schools Alumni Association president. She has been instrumental in developing the Alumni Speaker Series at the high school and the Alumni Reunion Tailgate Party held in September at the GlenOak Stadium (Bob Cummings Field). She is married to Dr. Ambrose Perduk, Jr. who is Vice-president of the Plain Local School Board and together they have 3 sons, 2 of which have graduated from GlenOak. Kim is currently employed as an English as a Second Language specialist for the district, traveling to the various elementary and intermediate schools to provide ESL services. When not attending Plain Local functions her hobbies are reading, traveling and gardening.
Scott Wiles is the owner and director of tennis at North Canton Racquet Club. He has taught tennis there since he graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998. Scott is married to Melinda (Harter), GlenOak Class of 1994. They have two children, Dylan and Olivia, currently in the Plain Local school system at Avondale Elementary.
Scott and his wife started Wiles Wellness Foundation, which is a 501c3 organization that raises money to support wellness for those who experience pregnancy and infant loss.
Michael Lewers graduated from GlenOak High School in 1991 and achieved his BBA in Finance from Kent State University in 1995. In his role as a Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS #271175) with PNC Bank, he utilizes his more than two decades of home lending experience to assist his clients with confidence. Michael most recently received the PNC “Market All-Star” award in 2017, 2015, & 2014 and has an extensive background in Real Estate Finance, assisting thousands of clients throughout his career.
Michael, with his wife Jennifer are raising their two daughters Angela and Payton in the Plain Local School District. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, traveling with his family, and volunteering.