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phone 419-824-8500

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2017 Sylvania Board of Education

Seated (L-R): Julie Hoffman and Vicki Donovan Lyle. Standing: Stephen Rothschild, President, Jim Nusbaum, and Dave Spiess, Vice-President

David Spiess


phone 419-882-6570

phone 419-893-5764

David Spiess joined the Board in January, 2002. He is a benefit consultant with SeaGate Benefits Administrator, Inc. and has over 20 years in health insurance.Mr. Spiess is a former graduate of the Sylvania Schools and a 1978 graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting. Dave has served various leadership positions in his field as well as on numerous community and athletic committees. Dave and his wife Sue, reside in Sylvania where they raised two children; both of whom are graduates of Southview High School.

Jim Nusbaum


phone 419-829-8629

phone 419-882-1010

Jim began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2004. Jim attended Whiteford Elementary, Arbor Hills Junior High and is a 1988 graduate of Southview High School. Jim graduated from the Indiana University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Jim attended the University of Toledo College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1995. Licensed to practice in Michigan and Ohio, Jim has made Sylvania his home where he resides with his family.

Julie Hoffman


phone 419-885-4224

phone 419-346-0212

Julie is an attorney in private practice specializing in family and juvenile law. Julie is a graduate of Sylvania Southview. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Toledo and her Juris Doctorate from the The University of Toledo College of Law. Julie is an active volunteer in the Sylvania Schools and in the community. Julie and her husband, Dan, reside in Sylvania Township with their two daughters. Emily is a graduate of Northview and Caity is a senior at Northview High School.

Stephen Rothschild


phone 419-841-9698

phone 419-321-1404

Stephen began his service as a Sylvania Board member in January 2014. He is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and related litigation. He also serves as General Counsel to the firm. Stephen attended Stranahan Elementary, Arbor Hills Junior High, and Northview High School. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and Economics in 1985 and from the Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. cum laude in 1988. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan. He is married to Cheryl and they have three boys, Andrew, Zachary, and Matthew. Andrew and Zachary both graduated from Northwestern. Matthew graduated from Southview this year and now attends Northwestern. With his service on the Board, Stephen hopes to help Sylvania to continue to provide excellent public education where children learn in a safe and enriching environment that prepares them to succeed in their lives beyond high school.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle


phone 419-882-4226

phone 419-261-2610

Vicki Donovan Lyle began her first term as a Sylvania Board member in January 2004. Vicki runs her own benefits firm, Lyle and Associates. She has over ten years of experience in employee benefits and more than a dozen years experience as a paralegal in the areas of labor and litigation. Ms. Lyle is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She serves as a board member on S.C.A.T., has served on several district committees, actively volunteers in the schools, and was Sylvania Schools 2003 Educator of the Year for Community Volunteerism. She and her husband, Denny, have lived in Sylvania for fourteen years and have two children, one of whom is a 2005 graduate of Southview High School and one that is currently attending Southview High School.