by Sage Verdi, Intern for the Education Foundation
Nancy Rylow (in the middle, wearing red) has six brothers and sisters. Nancy has been married to Tony Rylow for 34 years. Together they have two children, Erika and Tony Rylow. Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ohio State University. She is a huge Buckeye fan and enjoys watching all sports. Nancy is also a substitute teacher for elementary students at Berea and Parma Schools. Every Monday, Nancy volunteers at RidgeBrook Elementary School in Parma, working with children one-on-one to improve their reading and math skills.
Nancy was recruited to be an Education Foundation trustee. She has been serving as a representative from the Midpark High School Alumni Association for 3 years.
Nancy’s favorite part about being an Education Foundation trustee is working at the annual auction. She thinks the auction is significant in that it produces a lot of funding The Education Foundation uses to give back to students in the Berea City School District. It also suits her skills because she works at a table at the auction where she enjoys conversing with and meeting new people.
When Nancy was young, her father was very involved in helping the schools. He served as PTA president of John F. Koeppe Elementary School, President of AFS at Midpark High School, and active in the Middleburg Heights Kiwanis Club, so for Nancy, being giving back to the school district is a family tradition. As a teacher herself, she understands just how much extra funding helps in the classroom. Nancy is also particularly passionate about Berea City Schools because she is a graduate of Midpark High School.
The Education Foundation is grateful to have Nancy Rylow involved in the mission of investing in the students of the Berea City Schools.