Board of Education

Jason Dulaney, President (Term Expires 2023)
Jason Dulaney was a regular at Perkins Board of Education meetings long before he was elected to the board in November 2015.Jason Dulaney
“I felt strongly that stakeholders were not being heard,” Mr. Dulaney said. “I believed that I could represent those people in our community that had important feedback.”
From 2010 until the district’s operating levy passed in May 2017, M
r. Dulaney actively participated in the campaigns, including knocking on doors and talking face-to-face with voters to build support for the schools.
He’s been at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings and has helped coach athletic teams in the district.
Mr. Dulaney and his wife, Caroline, have two children, Wyatt is a junior at Perkins High, and Keegan is an 8th-grader at Briar Middle School.
“The greatest gift we can give in this lifetime is to make a memory with a child,” Mr. Dulaney said. “I’m proud to serve our Perkins community.”
He is an operator at the city of Lorain water purification plant. He graduated from Waynesburg Central High School in Waynesburg, Pa. Mr. Dulaney attended West Virginia University before transferring to California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Scott Hart, Vice President (Term Expires 2023)
As an engineer, Scott Hart focuses on processes and practices that can be implemented to ensure the company has successful products. He brings the same methodical approach to the Perkins Local School District Board of Education.Scott Hart
“I want to ensure that our students can develop to their full potential,” said Mr. Hart, who was appointed to the school board in January 2018.
He is a senior engineer at Tenneco Research and Development in Milan, and leads project development from generating tooling, part creation, validation testing, and production product launch.
“I do my part as a school board member to gather as much information as possible to ensure that the processes developed to aid our students in academics and athletics can be sustained to ensure future success and growth,” Mr. Hart said.
He and his wife, Candice, have a son, Whitten, who is in 3rd grade at Meadowlawn Intermediate School, and a daughter, Ireland, who is in the 6th grade Briar Middle School. The Harts’ children are active in sports, and he is involved as a coach with their athletic endeavors.
“My children are the one thing that inspired me to become a board member,” Mr. Hart said. “I wanted to be involved in the process to ensure that Perkins Schools remains a sought-after educational institution for my children’s future.”
Mr. Hart, a Sandusky native, is a graduate of Sandusky High School and has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo.

Dr. Bradley Mitchel, Member (Term Expires 2023)
Bradley Mitchel has a front-row seat to see the success of Perkins Local School District students. As a board member – and parent – he gets to witness Perkins youth grow from preschool age all the way to graduation – and beyond.Dr. Brad Mitchel
“I love hearing about the accomplishments of our students,” Dr. Mitchel said. “I love witnessing the enthusiasm and dedication of the teachers, staff and administration overcoming obstacles.”
Dr. Mitchel has been a member of the Perkins Local School District Board of Education since July 2011.
He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Emily, who is a sophomore at Perkins High School, and Natalie, who is a 7th-grader at Briar Middle School.
Dr. Mitchel is an anesthesiologist at Premier Anesthesia of Sandusky, and practices at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. He also serves on the board of directors for Firelands Regional Medical Center.
He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2001 and his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy in 1997. He is a native of Bucyrus and graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1992.

Eric Lapata, Member (Term Expires 2021)

Eric Lapata is the newest member of the Perkins Local School District Board of Education. He was appointed to the board to fill a vacant seat in May 2020.Eric Lapata
Mr. Lapata, who attended Perkins Schools as a youth, is a 2004 graduate of Perkins High School and is co-lead past
or at The Chapel in Perkins Township.

 “It’s a huge humbling honor to come back and serve the schools that made such a difference in my life,” Mr. Lapata said.

He also is a graduate of Cedarville University near Xenia, Ohio, and holds a master's degree from Grand Rapids Theological University in Michigan. Mr. Lapata is married to Paula Lapata and the father of four young children, including two boys who are students at Furry Elementary, and two daughters. 

Ted Kastor, Member (term expiring 2021)
Mr. Kastor retired last year from Janotta & Herner, Design-Build Contractors but still serves as an ambassador for the company. Ted Kastor
This year he founded Kastor Construction LLC, a construction consulting firm.
Mr. Kastor also serves as a board member for the Firelands Regional Medical Center, the Erie County Economic Development Corp., Plum Brook Country Club, and the Perkins Township Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mr. Kastor and his wife Denise, a Perkins graduate, have two children and three grandchildren residing in Columbus.

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