Ms. Kumler

ALLIANCE, OHIO – (May 10, 2021) – Lori Kumler was named the newest member of the Alliance City Schools Board of Education at a special board meeting that took place today. The decision was unanimously made by the four current board members.

“I am really looking forward to working with this board,” Kumler said. “It’s clear to me that they’re incredibly committed and I can’t wait to work with them as well as the administration and all the amazing staff, teachers and students that we have.”

Kumler taught social studies and coached several sports for 11 years at high schools in Oregon, Maryland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally from Ohio, she and her spouse Hans Tritico, have called Alliance home for nine years. They have a student at Alliance Intermediate School and a student at Alliance Middle School. Kumler is an associate professor at the University of Mount Union where she primarily teaches in the college of applied social sciences.

“We were very pleased with the number and quality of applications that we received, which made it a hard decision,” said William Koch, board president. “After our deliberations, we felt that Ms. Kumler was the best for the school board. Again this was a very difficult decision for us to make.”

Kumler is filling the vacancy left from when John “Buddy” Gasparik resigned from the board on April 16. She will serve on the board for the remainder of this term, which ends on December 31, 2021.

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