Biography - Kathryn Garvey
Kathryn Garvey is Board President. She was elected to the school board in November 2015. Kathryn is the Chair of the Board Capital Planning Committee, Board liaison to the CFIS Core Construction Team, and a member of the Board Policy Committee and the Board Records Committee. She is also the board representative to the Superintendent's Facility Master Planning Committee and Finance Committee. Kathryn also serves as liaison to Safe Routes Chagrin Schools and the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Kathryn is the founder and board president of Safe Routes Chagrin Schools, a nationally-recognized school-community organization that involves the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, local police departments, local municipalities, businesses, parents and the community in developing and implementing programs that encourage walking and bicycling to school and around town while enhancing the safety of these trips and promoting students’ personal growth and independence.
Kathryn served on Superintendent’s Inner Council from 2011 to 2015, on the Community Outreach Committees for the 2007, 2012 and 2017 school levy campaigns, and as a member of the Superintendent’s Facilities Committee in 2015. Kathryn has volunteered for 12 years with PTO and is also very active in the community.
Kathryn received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia. She previously worked as Director of Business Development and then as Director of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations at Athersys, Inc. and as a Business Manager and contract negotiator for the state of Ohio for Astra-Merck Pharmaceuticals.
Kathryn moved to the Village of Chagrin Falls in 1992 with her husband Mike and has raised her 3 children here: Megan, CFHS Class of 2016; Colin, CFHS Class of 2018; and Fiona, Class of 2021.