The Plain Local Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is led by a volunteer board that represents alumni, parents, community members, former educators and advocates for public education.
The foundation is always looking for individuals to serve on event committees, alumni initiatives and community outreach. If you are interested in serving on a committee please contact Anna Bodner at 330-491-3870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Miltner Foltz graduated from GlenOak High School in 1991 and married Jeremy Foltz (GlenOak Class of 1992). They are raising their two daughters, Claire and Grace, in the Plain Local School District. Katie works at the Koch/Foltz Financial Group at Morgan Stanley and is involved in numerous community and Plain Local volunteer groups. In her spare time, Katie enjoys tennis and traveling with her family.
Scott Wiles is the owner and director of tennis at North Canton Racquet Club. He has taught tennis there since he graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998. Scott is married to Melinda (Harter), GlenOak Class of 1994. They have two children, Dylan and Olivia, currently in the Plain Local school system at Avondale Elementary.
Scott and his wife started Wiles Wellness Foundation, which is a 501c3 organization that raises money to support wellness for those who experience pregnancy and infant loss.
Judy Leszczynski has her Bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. Judy is a retired teacher who spent 27 years as an Intervention Specialist in the Early Childhood Department of Canton City Schools. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Walsh University, where she taught classes on special education and integrated arts. Judy worked with the SPARK program, which assists with preschool children and their families in the areas of literacy and kindergarten readiness. She also taught Playright, a class for Early Childhood teachers that was based on integrating the arts in all areas of curriculum. Judy’s children attended Plain Local Schools, and she has since been involved with various groups through the school. Judy loves to travel and especially enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren who live in Denver and Las Vegas.
Scott is a 1979 graduate of GlenOak High School. He is currently the assistant GlenOak Golf Coach as well as the statistician for the GlenOak Softball Team. He is married to Pam Rinehart McCahan, a 1980 GlenOak graduate, who works at Middlebranch Elementary School. They have three children: Michelle, Jonathan, and Matthew, a senior at GlenOak.
Scott is the Senior Manager of Safety and Contractor Relations and is responsible for the safety, satisfaction and retention of the more than 1,300 owner-operators throughout the U.S. and Canada who contract their vehicles and services to FedEx Custom Critical.
Alumni Association President
Jackie (Brannan) Bungo graduated from GlenOak High School in 1985. After high school, Jackie went on to achieve her B.A. in Secondary Education, Communications Comprehensive, Reading K-12 from the University of Akron in 1989. She then earned her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Kent State University in 1999. She works as a Speech Language Pathologist, MA-CCC, at Ravenna School District and is the chair of the Assistive Technology Resource Committee. Jackie and her husband, Jeff, raised their two sons, Bryan and Kyle, in the Plain Local School District. In addition to her involvement with the KickOff Club, GEAA auction and Roundball Club, Jackie was a member of the PTOs at Glenwood and Plain Center.
Victor graduated from Middlebranch High School in 1956. He went on to achieve his degree in education and served as a teacher and administrator in the Plain Local School District from 1960-1993. As an administrator, Vic led the creation of the Plain Local Schools Alumni Association in 1992 as a way to maintain the legacy of Plain Local Schools and for alumni to connect.
Victor and his wife Darlene (Middlebranch 1956) raised their two daughters, Delaine (GlenOak 1979) and Colleen (GlenOak 1983), in the Plain Local School District. He has been a trustee on the Plain Local Foundation & Alumni Association board since 1992.
John Namey started working at Oakwood High School in 1973 as a junior-level English teacher. Continuing on at GlenOak High School as a teacher and Student Life Coordinator, he taught various grade levels until 1990, when he was given the job as Community Intervention Coordinator. He was adviser to the GlenOak Student Council and was the head cheerleading coach until he retired in 2003. From 1984-2011, John also served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Student Councils (OASC), coordinating the daily activities of the OASC, as well as directing leadership training camps and public speaking in Ohio and throughout the United States. John and his wife, Barbara, live in Plain Township and enjoy golfing and spending time with their grandchildren.
Michael graduated from GlenOak High School in 1991 and achieved his BBA in Finance from Kent State University in 1995. In his role as a Sr. Home Lending Advisor (NMLS ID: 271175) with Chase Bank, he utilizes his more than two decades of home lending experience to assist home buyers and owners with achieving their goals.
Michael and his wife, Jennifer, are raising their two daughters: Angela, a 2018 GlenOak Alumni who is furthering her education at Ohio University; and Payton, who attends Plain Local Schools. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, playing golf, traveling and volunteering.
Denis (Yohe) Evans graduated from GlenOak High School in 1982. She and her husband Dan have 2 sons, Brad (GO 2014) and Brian (GO 2018). Denise is a full time Realtor with Cutler Real Estate and is the top 3% of Realtors in the State of Ohio. Denise loves to volunteer and is very involved in the community, including the Plain Township Rotary, Plain Township Parks, and twirling with the GlenOak Alumni Band. Dan and Denise love to travel and are always looking for new adventures.
Suzi graduated from Malone University, where she attended on a track and field scholarship. While at Malone, she majored in Secondary Education with an English concentration. While teaching in local school districts, she received the 2004 Stark County Rookie of the Year Award. Suzi and her husband Jason have two kids in the Plain Local School District. Caris is in 8th grade, where she participates in Cross-Country and Track, Model UN, Future City, and Community Group. Joshua is in 6th grader and participates in Little Eagles Basketball, Ski Club, and Select Band.
Emily graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Secondary Education, Social Studies Comprehensive and a M.A. in Educational Administration.She has been a teacher with the Plain Local School District for the last 19 years involved in such groups as Ohio Model Nations, National Honor Society, and has been instrumental in bringing the International Baccalaureate program to GlenOak High School. She and her husband, Chad, who is also a teacher at GlenOak High School, reside in the Plain Local School District with their children, Isabella, who participates in the district dance program, and William, who participates in the Little Eagles Basketball and Eagles Select soccer programs. Both children attend Frazer Elementary.
Amanda did not plan to become a teacher while attending Mount Union College. She pursued a degree in Accounting and minored in Secondary Education. While doing her student teaching, she realized her true passion was teaching. She ran an Administrative Office Technologies program at a boy's prison in Massillon, Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility. Realizing that education is the strongest pathway to re-entry, Amanda explored certification options for her students, and eventually was offering MOS certification for her students. In 2013, Amanda landed a teaching position with her alma mater, GlenOak High School, as a business teacher. In her time at GlenOak, she has formed partnerships with United Way, and Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio. These partnerships have proven to be invaluable to her program and as a result, she has launched a senior capstone course dedicated to student entrepreneurial ideas at Case Western Reserve's thinkBIG! conference the last two years. In May of 2019, her JA Company Bats Around Town was accepted to present at the national level in Washington, DC in June. Amanda and her husband have a 2 year old daughter. They enjoy travelling to Europe and the southwest, and attending live concerts. Amanda has played the french horn with the Alliance Symphony Orchestra for 20 years.
For information on how to join or get involved with the Plain Local Schools Foundation and Alumni Association contact Executive Director, Anna Bodner at email@example.com or 330-491-3870.