Board Members

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    Left to right: Jeffrey Duke, Ana Chapman, Neal Postel, Cori Farris, Steve Dockman

    Ana Chapman, President
    Began Service: January 1, 2014
    Current Term Expires: December 31, 2021 
    Ana and her husband John, a music teacher in the BCSD, live in Berea. They have three children: Julia (BMHS '17) is a junior at Michigan State University studying education, Jack (BMHS '19) is a freshman at Ohio State majoring in Communications, and Carter is an 8th grader at BMMS.

    Ana holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Music degrees, and is in her twenty-seventh year of teaching elementary music in the Beachwood City Schools. She is an active volunteer for the district, having served as President of PTA Council, Parknoll and Grindstone PTAs. Ana has served on the National PTA Communications Committee, and on the Ohio PTA Board of Directors as District 12 Advisor, Director of Communications and Vice President of Leadership. She was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her PTA work in 2012. She has presented workshops at the local, state, and national level for school board and PTA on topics such as labor relations, communication, social media, leadership, and family engagement. She is recipient of the Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement. Currently, Ana is serving a two-year term as President of the Ohio state PTA.

    She has chaired several bond issue and levy campaigns, and is a member of the Committee for Good Schools as well as a Trustee of the Berea Schools Education Foundation. She has been involved in both the BMHS Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters. 

    She is fluent in Spanish and her hobbies and interests include watching her kids play sports, photography, technology, reading and gadgets.       

     farris Cori Farris, Vice President
    Began Service: January 1, 2016
    Current Term Expires: December 31, 2023
    Cori and her husband Jay are residents of Middleburg Heights. They have two children, Benjamin (Midpark ‘13) and Olivia (Berea-Midpark ‘17). Ben graduated from Cleveland State University with degrees in Film/Digital Media and Communication. Olivia graduated from Kent State University, majoring in Aeronautics and Mathematics and is currently commissioned in the United States Air Force.
    Cori is active in the community having served on the boards of the Middleburg Heights Food Pantry and is currently a long-serving board member of the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Library and Cleveland Archery Club, the oldest archery club in the United States. She also served nearly 10 years on the Middleburg Heights Planning Commission. She was heavily involved in the passage of the 2016 bond issue which allowed for the construction of Brook Park Elementary and Berea-Midpark High School and is currently a Trustee of the Berea Schools Education Foundation. She has served on PTA Boards and the district’s Financial Oversight Committee.
    Her interests include reading, music and television, and spending time with her family, which includes her Great Dane, Eddie.

     steve dockman Steve Dockman, Board Member
    Began Service: January 1, 2018
    Current Term Expires: December 31, 2021
    Steve and his wife Laura have lived in the district since 1991. Steve attended and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1981 with a B.S. degree in history/secondary education. They have two children who attended Big Creek Elementary, Ford Junior High and Midpark High School (Kevin ’05 & Bethany ’07). They currently both live in Philadelphia, PA with their spouses.
    Steve taught school at Padua (his alma mater) and in the public school system in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas for 10 years. He left the teaching profession in 1990 to work in municipal recreation. First, with the City of Brook Park (1991-1997) and then with the City of Middleburg Hts. Rec. Dept. (1999-present).
    Steve played baseball at Padua and at B-W and has coached multiple sports for over 40 years, highlighted by baseball coaching stints at Padua (1983-84) and at Midpark (2008-2011). Steve loves coaching travel baseball, attending/watching sporting events, ushering at church, reading the Bible & non-fiction books and making a difference in people’s lives.

     jeff duke Jeffrey Duke, Board Member
    Began Service: January 1, 2018
    Current Term Expires: December 31, 2021
    Jeff is a Brook Park resident. He is the Geographic Information Systems Manager for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Water Resources from Cleveland State University, and a Post Graduate Studies degree in Public Administration. He has 25 years of experience in public services and program management. He has been active in district PTAs, district committees and the Committee for Good Schools. His daughter is a sophomore at BMHS.

     postel Neal Postel, Board Member
    Began Service: January 1, 2012
    Current Term Expires: December 31, 2023
    Neal and his wife Leslie, a supervisor of student teachers at Baldwin Wallace University, live in Middleburg Heights. They have two sons, Ken (MHS '12) and Drew (BMHS '16).
    Neal and Leslie are both graduates of the Berea City School District, having graduated from Midpark High School in the early 80s. Neal graduated from Ohio State University (1984, 1988), and is currently a dentist, with his practice located in Middleburg Heights. He is active in the community as a member of Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce in Middleburg Heights. Neal enjoys attending his children’s activities, reading, and bicycling.