Biography - Mary Kay O'Toole
Mary Kay was a very active participant with the schools before being elected to the Board of Education. She was a member of the school district’s Audit Committee for twelve years. She also served on the school district’s last three strategic planning committees.
Mary Kay is serving her third term as a Board of Education member, being first elected in November of 2009. This year she is serving on the Board Audit Committee, the Healthcare Committee, and is the Legislative Liaison and the Student Achievement Liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association. For 2019, Mary Kay is also the Board's liaison to the Chagrin Falls Alumni Association, Chagrin Falls Tiger Prep, Chagrin Athletic Association and Chagrin Soccer Association.
Now in her tenth year as a School Board member, Mary Kay has served as Board President four times and two times as Board Vice President.
She has been an active supporter of the major financial initiatives in the district by serving on the 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2012 levy committees as well as the 2005 bond committee.In addition, Mary Kay served as the Chagrin Falls PTO president for two years as well as being the PTO treasurer for three additional years.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University in 1983 and became a Certified Public Accountant with Peat Marwick (now KPMG). Mary Kay is currently the bookkeeper for the Taos Institute, a non-profit educational organization. In addition, she is a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church and is member of the parish’s Finance Council.
Mary Kay and her husband Marty have been residents of the school district since 1994. They married in 1985 and have enjoyed parenting their four children to adulthood. All four of their children are graduates of Chagrin Falls High School: Maggie in 2003, Dan in 2005, Erin in 2009, and Shannon in 2014.