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Beachwood City Schools

Board of Education


The Beachwood Board of Education meets in regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month at
7:00 pm, in the Fairmount Community Room, 24601 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio. 
24601 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
(216) 464-2600


Megan Walsh
2nd Term (2019) 

Megan Walsh was appointed to the Beachwood Board of Education in January 2019 and elected in November of 2019. Megan earned a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University with a Children, Youth & Families concentration and School Social Work certificate after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a business certificate at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor with 10 years of direct service experience with families living in the city of Cleveland. For 8 years, Megan served as the MomsFirst Deputy Project Director at the Cleveland Department of Public Health where she focused on closing the racial disparity in infant mortality through dismantling systemic racism and providing supportive home visiting for pregnant women. Megan currently serves as the Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Passionate about reading and literacy, Megan also serves on the board of Daily Dose of Reading. Megan and her husband, Brandon, moved to Beachwood in 2013 and have two sons, Nolan and Cooper, in the Beachwood Schools.


Wendy Leatherberry
Vice President
1st Term (2022)

Wendy Leatherberry was elected to the Board of Education in 2021. Wendy has more than two decades of experience as a non-profit professional and passionate advocate for public education and social justice. She holds a BA in English from the George Washington University and a Masters in Science in Urban Studies from the Levin College at Cleveland State University. Wendy is currently the Director of Development for Every Woman Treaty. Previously, Wendy has served as the Director of Grants and Contracts at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, supervising a team and raising millions of dollars to support the work for the Center across its four-county footprint. Wendy previously served on the Cleveland Heights/University Heights Board of Education—the District that educated her—from 2004-2008, including one year as Board President and two as Vice President. Wendy is married to Dr. Carl Horowitz and they have lived in Beachwood since 2011. They have two children, one a 2021 BHS graduate and one currently attending Beachwood Schools.  


Kim Allamby
1st Term (2022)

Kim Allamby was elected to the Beachwood Board of Education in November of 2021. A beneficiary of a strong public-school education herself, Kim was a 1988 graduate of neighboring Shaker Heights High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. For more than 25 years Kim has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for countless patients as a Licensed Physical Therapist and currently works at a local nursing home.

Kim moved to Beachwood in 2015 with her husband Carl and their two daughters, Kayla and Kennedy, because of the schools. Kim is honored and excited to serve her Beachwood community and is passionate about optimizing educational excellence for all students while embracing the diverse and unique background of every family in the school district.


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2nd Term (2022)
Josephine earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at University of Chicago.  Her drive towards academic excellence brought her to Cleveland where she earned her Doctorate degree in Genetics at Case Western University School of Medicine. Her passion for learning led her to pursue a second post graduate degree in a completely different field, a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management.  Josephine has over 20 years of cancer research experience.  Since 2014, Josephine is the Director for the Clinical Trials Unit at UH Seidman Cancer Center. This position allows her to combine her love for science while using her leadership and administrative skills for the advancement of treatment and helping to improve the lives of patients.  She enjoys mentoring the next generation of scientists and is a mentor for the Engage! Cleveland Women's Mentorship program.  Josephine and her husband, Ricky, moved to Beachwood in 2013. They have two children, Ethan and Julianna, in the Beachwood schools.


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1st term (2024)
Rini Ghosh, appointed to the Board of Education in January 2024, serves as a senior research associate and project manager at Case Western Reserve University. Her work focuses on reducing cancer disparities in vulnerable communities across Greater Cleveland. She has taught over 23 courses in public health, health policy, human rights, and global health at Northeastern University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Rini earned her Master of Public Policy from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, where she served as student council president. As a board member, Rini brings a solid background in leadership and public service. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she ventured into the political arena by running for the Provincial Parliament in Ontario, followed by a national campaign for member of the Parliament of Canada. Despite not securing a seat, these experiences deepened her commitment to progressive, evidence-based policymaking. Rini has resided in Beachwood since 2019 with husband Abhishek, a cancer researcher at The Cleveland Clinic, and their two children, Raaya and Aarysh. During her spare time, Rini can often be spotted at Barkwood with her favorite four-legged companions, Onyx and Oreo.