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Peterson Appointed to Board of Education

SWCSD leadership appoints Camille Peterson to Board of Education  

At a special meeting of the South-Western City School District (SWCSD) Board of Education on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, school leadership voted to appoint Mrs. Camille Peterson to its vacant board position. 

The board vacancy came about on November 20, 2023, as the result of the resignation of member Cathy Johnson due to the residency clause and the position was posted in accordance with Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3313.11.

The South-Western City School District Board of Education received twenty letters of interest from the community resulting in a competitive and skilled applicant pool. After an exhaustive review of applicant materials and following subsequent interviews, ultimately it was Mrs. Peterson who became the board’s selection for the appointment. 

“Following an extensive interview process, the board is proud to appoint Mrs. Camille Peterson to its recently vacated fifth seat,” said SWCSD board president Anthony Caldwell. “Throughout our deliberations, Peterson’s extensive work with our SWCS Council of PTAs, SWCS Educational Foundation, and various leadership forums to help students shined through. Moving forward, we are confident Peterson’s passion for volunteerism and public education will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to our students, staff, and community in the years to come.” 

To many within the South-Western City Schools PTA network and Westland High School (WHS) feeder school patterns, Peterson is a very familiar volunteer having a combined 16 years of experience serving in various SWCS Council of PTAs (former president), WHS Athletic Booster (current president), and Site Steering Committee (SSC) roles. In addition to these areas of service to our schools and community, Peterson has been a board trustee of the South-Western City Schools Educational Foundation (SWCSEF) since 2019 and volunteered for the district’s 2017 levy campaign committee. 

A proud mom of three WHS graduates, Peterson holds a B.S. and M.S. in Social Work from The Ohio State University and currently is a Aging Program Case Management Supervisor with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

The board would like to thank all board applicants for their willingness to serve their community and for their interest in investing their time to serve our students and staff. Time and time again, our community continues to rise to the occasion to rally around supporting the next generation and that spirit for school success was exemplified by those who applied for this leadership vacancy. 

Peterson’s appointment for the vacated term will run through December 31, 2025, when the seat is set to expire.

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