- Berea City School District
Honoring BCSD's Veterans
Veterans Day - November 11, 2019
The Berea City School District community celebrates and honors BCSD staff members who have served in the U.S. military to protect our great nation and its people. They continue serving by investing their time, talent, and energy with BCSD students, their families, and the community.
Dale Eckert, Grindstone Crossing Guard
Army 1965-68 - served in Vietnam from July 1966 to July 1967
Doc Schadler, Grindstone Crossing Guard
Marines - served 4 years
Rocco Settonni, Grindstone Crossing Guard
Navy - served 6 years, still a reservist
Mary Jo Grabe, L.P.N. Health Specialist II at Brook Park Memorial Elementary School
Mary Jo served in the Army Reserves for 12 1/2 years as a 91C, which is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Military (1981-1994). Called to active duty in December 1990 to go with the 350th Evac Hospital from Akron, Ohio to go to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm/ Persain Gulf War to be the Assistant Chief Wardmaster of the Evacuation Hospital. She returned home June 1, 1991. Prior to that she served 17 days at West Point in the infirmary as a L.P.N. and 17 days in Honduras as the Medic (nurse) in the field hospital. Currently, she is a member of VFW Post 3345 in Strongsville and a member of Post 610 in Brook Park serving on the E-Board.
Aaron Scheiferstein, Health/PE teacher at Big Creek and Grindstone Elementary Schools
Dale Szymanski, 7th Grade Science Teacher
Shari Villarreal, BMMS Intervention Associate
Louis Woyton, Department of Transportation Bus Driver
Veteran of the U.S. Army with a total of 4 years active duty. Louis served as a medic during peacetime at an Army Hospital in the newborn nursery and then in the pediatric clinic. He achieved the rank of specialist 4 during his first enlistment in the late 70's. He received further training as an L.P.N. while in the Army active reserves in the mid 80's. "It was an honor to serve this great country and work in the capacity that I served for such a professional institution."