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ShaNa Benner



ShaNa is a 1992 Mapleton graduate.  She then attended NCSC where she graduated with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing.  After receiving her Registered Nursing license, ShaNa worked for two years in the Beachwood area before returning to Ashland and starting a family.  She currently is the Executive Director at The Inn at Ashland Woods.

ShaNa currently lives in Nova with her husband Jeff and their family.  In her free time, ShaNa enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.



Kathy Goon



Kathy is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. She attended Ashland University where she was a member of the softball team. Later in life, she decided that a Master of Business Administration was needed to further her career. She spent several years with the Small Business Development Center until the opportunity arose to become the Executive Director of the Ashland Area Economic Development Office. Recently, she has accepted the position as Executive MBA Director for the MBA and Graduate Business Programs at Ashland University. She is also the part-time Fiscal Officer for the Loudonville Public Library. Her son Braylon Goon is a sophomore; a member of Student Council; National Honor Society; and on the Cross Country and Track Teams. Kathy volunteers as a board member of the Loudonville Mohican Chamber of Commerce.  



Fred Hartzler



Fred Harztler has lived in the Mapleton School District with his family for 19 years. He and his wife, Mindy, have been married for 29 years. They have five children, Shayleen who graduated from Mapleton in 2015, Shila, a 2019 graduate of Mapleton, Sheldon is a 2023 graduate of Mapleton, Shaiden is currently a Junior at Mapleton, and Shaw a fifth grader also at Mapleton. He is a 1991 Norwayne High School graduate and he attended Akron University for four years. 

He is a self-employed dairy farmer. He is also a member of the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren.


Vince Hartzler



Vince has lived in the Mapleton School District with his family for 16 years.  He has been married to Courtney, who is a teacher at Ashland City Schools for 25 years.  They have three sons, 19-year-old Luke who graduated from Mapleton in 2022, 16-year-old Dylan who is a Junior and 14-year-old Tyler who is a freshman. 

He is employed as an estimator at Simonson Construction Services, Inc.  He has degrees from the University of Akron and Walsh University.  He is a graduate of Leadership Ashland.  He and Courtney also serve as youth ministry leaders at Cross Connect Church.  He and Courtney have been involved in various groups at Mapleton including PTO, youth sports coaching and the levy committee.  He is looking forward to working with the Mapleton staff and community to serve the students and prepare them for success.   


Mindy Scurlock



Mindy Scurlock is a 1996 Ashland High School graduate.  She then began her career at Brethren Care Village, where she has been employed since 1999.  Mindy is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Mindy is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Ashland and a 2011 graduate of Lifework Leadership Development Program.  She currently serves on the Leadership Ashland Steering Committee and the Ashland County Community Foundation Women's Fund.  Mindy has previously served on the Mapleton Music Boosters as an officer, and participated in fundraising and support for the Mapleton Sideliners Club.

Mindy has resided in the Mapleton School District since 2000 with her husband, John and children Madison, a 2017 Mapleton graduate, and Gage a 2020 Mapleton graduate.

Mindy looks forward to serving the Mapleton community.

Board Policies

2024 Board Meeting Dates

January 8, 2024

April 15, 2024

July 8, 2024

October 14, 2024

February 12, 2024

May 13, 2024

August 12, 2024

November 11, 2024

March 11, 2024

June 24, 2024

September 9, 2024

December 9, 2024

Board Agendas 2024-2025

Legal Notices

Career Advising

We are participating in Career Connections! The goal of this program is to provide connections between classroom learning and future career possibilities. Throughout the school year, students will participate in a number of Career Exploration activities. These will include field trips, guests speakers from local businesses and exercises completed on Naviance and much more! See the attached file at the bottom of the page for more information.


Child Find Statement

In an effort to serve young people with disabilities, Mapleton Local Schools is continually in the process of locating and evaluating children from birth to 21 years of age who are suspected as having a disability.  Disabilities may include developmental delays, health impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury.  Individuals may contact local school districts about children who may have a disability and may be eligible for special education services. District superintendents have information available about special education policies and procedures in each building by contacting the building principal.  If you have questions about the above-mentioned process, please call Morgan Lengacher, Director of Special Education, at 419-945-2188 ext. 8182 or Skip Fulton, Curriculum Director, at 419-945-2188 ext. 8191.


Department of Education and Workforce Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district. The amount of each scholarship will be based on the primary disability condition identified on the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR). Students must be enrolled in the scholarship program for the entire program year to receive the full scholarship amount.

For more information visit the website for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.