BEACHWOOD CITY SCHOOLS     216.464.2600

Board of Education

BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Beachwood Board of Education meets in regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm, in the Fairmount Community Room, 24601 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio. 
 
24601 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
(216) 464-2600
bison@beachwoodschools.org

DR. BRIAN WEISS

Brian Weiss President
bw@beachwoodschools.org
5th Term (2004)

Dr. Brian Weiss, long-time Beachwood Schools volunteer and father of four, has served on the Beachwood Board of Education since 2004. Dr. Weiss, a private practice podiatrist, and his wife, Dawn, are Beachwood High School graduates. Co-chairman of the 2002 levy campaign, Dr. Weiss has served on more than 20 District and building committees, including the 1996 permanent improvement levy citizen team; parent advisory committees for Fairmount, Bryden and Hilltop Schools; search teams for administrative positions including District superintendent and pupil services director; the District's strategic planning committee; and other advisory committees on special education, Blue Ribbon Awards and parent-student-faculty planning. Dr. Weiss has lived in Beachwood for more than 40 years. His trusteeships include The Beachwood Schools Foundation, Beachwood High School Alumni Association, The Up Side of Downs of Greater Cleveland (President), and the Northeast Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine (Treasurer). As the parent of a special needs child and a child in the gifted program, he has first-hand knowledge of all ranges of learning styles.
 

MARIA BENNETT

Maria Bennett official headshot
Vice President
mbennett@beachwoodschools.org
1st Term (2018)

Maria Bennett was elected to the Beachwood Board of Education in November of 2017. Maria brings years of experience to her role on the Board, having served on corporate Boards of Directors for more than 10 years as well as more than 5 years on her alma mater, Miami University's Board and the Beachwood PTO Board. With a BS in Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering, Maria has a long history as an inventor and author, holding more than 25 patents and authoring more than 20 scientific publications. She's secured more than $30 million in state and federal grants and contracts throughout her professional career. In addition to founding a local MedTech pain management company and serving as its President and CEO since 2010, Maria creates the time to give back to both the Beachwood and the broader community. She's been a mentor for more than 20 years to young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and MAthematics), providing leadership on education, entrepreneurship and career mentorship. She's a multiple year Room Parent, former Hilltop School PTO representative and just stepped down from her role as PTO Treasurer. Maria is the proud mother of Beachwood students Luke and Kyle and wife of Carl. 
 

JAMIE ELWELL

Jamie Elwell
Member
1st Term (2018) 
 
Jamie Elwell was appointed to the Beachwood Board of Education in August 2018, and has volunteered in the Beachwood schools as a PTO room parent, Hilltop’s parent diversity committee and a STEM class volunteer. Jamie comes to this board position with over 15 years of experience working in leadership development; designing, presenting and facilitating sessions across the country for Progressive Insurance and industry conferences. Previously, Jamie held roles at Case Western Reserve University, including working with first-year students in residence halls, training residence hall staff and serving as a career coach to graduate business students in the Weatherhead School of Management. She also currently serves on the board for Daily Dose of Reading, a non-profit focused on improving literacy in children by empowering families through reading and language. Jamie has a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and a MS in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. A mom of two boys, Colin and Justin, Jamie and her husband Jack stay involved in the Beachwood schools through the Destination Imagination program, swim team and wrestling team. 
 

JOSHUA MINTZ

Josh Mintz
Member
jmintz@beachwoodschools.org
2nd Term (2012)

Joshua Mintz was elected to the Beachwood Board of Education in 2011. A 1993 graduate of Beachwood High School he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in education from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. He is a very active volunteer and supporter of a number of Beachwood’s schools and community programs. The Beachwood Boosters, Beachwood Schools Foundation, various parent advisory boards and the Beachwood 100 are among some of the committees/boards that he continues to serve. Mr. Mintz also serves on the board of InMotion, a wellness community for Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Mr. Mintz is the owner and operator of commercial real estate. He is married to Elana and has two children, Izzie and Drew in the Beachwood Schools.

STEVE ROSEN

Steve Rosen Member
srosen@beachwoodschools.org
2nd Term (2012)

Steve Rosen was elected to the Beachwood Board of Education in 2011. He has volunteered in Beachwood schools on a regular basis since 2002. Mr. Rosen’s involvement includes in-school activities as well as extra-curricular programs. The father of two school age daughters, Mr. Rosen has a passion for education as well as a focus on the continuous improvement of the district. Mr. Rosen is the owner of Business Sounds On Hold, a Beachwood based national company specializing in custom music and message on hold programs and additionally serves as a Business Consultant with First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions . In addition, Mr. Rosen is the Scholarship Chairman of the OSBA Black Caucus, serves on the board of directors of Effective Leadership Academy, and has been published in numerous publications. He is married to Beachwood High School graduate Debbie Berusch Rosen (1982). Mr. Rosen attended Broward Community College, as well as the University of Georgia.