LaBrae Board of Education Members

LaBrae Board of Education

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Karen Ancell

Karen Ancell lives in Braceville with her husband Eric Ancell.  She has been a resident in the LaBrae Community for over 20 years.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Marketing and Finance from Youngstown State University.  She currently works in the medical field as a Practice Administrator. Eric and Karen are the proud parents of 3 daughters and 2 sons.  All of whom are graduates of LaBrae Local Schools.  She has served the LaBrae Community as Band Booster President for 11 years, Treasurer for the LaBrae School Levy Committee and is an active Parent Advocate supporting Public Education.  You can contact Mrs. Ancell via email at karen [dot] ancellatlabrae [dot] school.

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Bradley Gamlin

Bradley "Brad" Gamlin was elected to the LaBrae School Board in November 2021. Mr. Gamlin attended LaBrae Local School System from 2nd grade through 7th grade and returned to the area in 2018, where he resides with his wife, Sarah, and their four cats, Iris Betty, Asher Rose, Kitty Lynn, and Colby Jack. Mr. Gamlin is a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Art in American Sign Language and a Masters of Education in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Mr. Gamlin is a Protective Service Representative for Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc (APSI). In his spare time, Mr. Gamlin enjoys watching various sports programs. Mr. Gamlin is a member of First Community Church in Leavittsburg, where he volunteers in various capacities. Mr. Gamlin has experience in advocacy and he looks forward to advocating for the students of the LaBrae Local School System and building relationships with community members. You can contact Mr. Gamlin via email at bradley [dot] gamlinatlabrae [dot] school.

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Tim Gibson, Vice President

Tim Gibson is a longtime resident of Braceville. Mr. Gibson is married to Janice Gibson, who is a life-long Braceville resident and a 1980 LaBrae graduate.  Mrs. Gibson is a retired LaBrae High School teacher.  The Gibsons are proud parents of two children who are graduates of LaBrae High School.  Mr. Gibson retired from General Motors at the Lordstown manufacturing facility with 41 years of service.  He was elected to the LaBrae Board of Education in 2005.  Mr. Gibson serves as LaBrae’s representative on the TCTC Board of Education.  Mr. Gibson is a graduate of Lordstown High School.  You can contact Mr. Gibson via email at Tim [dot] Gibsonatlabrae [dot] school.

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Julia Shutt

Julia Shutt resides in Leavittsburg, Ohio with her husband Byron. As a native Clevelander she spent her career working as an entrepreneur in Photo-advertising. A passion for gardening guided her to a second career as a Landscape Designer where she worked with her husband Bryon for their Cleveland, Ohio based landscaping company. Since retiring to Leavittsburg five years ago, Julia has been active in the community. She works as a Landscape Design Consultant, is on the Warren Township Zoning Board and is the Zoning Board Secretary. She works for the Trumbull County Board of Elections on early voting and is a Presiding Judge on election day. Julia is an active member of First Community Church of Leavittsburg. She creates and manages content for the social media sites of several Trumbull area organizations. When she’s not busy with these affairs she can be found gardening with passion or boating on the Mahoning River. You can contact Mrs. Shutt via email at julia [dot] shuttatlabrae [dot] school.

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Russell Sewell, President

Mr. Sewell is a lifelong resident of Leavittsburg.  Mr. Sewell was first elected to the Board of Education in 1995, serving from 1996-2000.  Mr. Sewell’s current tenure on the Board began with his re-election in 2003.  Currently, Mr. Sewell serves as the Board President.  He is a 1970 graduate of Leavittsburg High School.  Mr. Sewell earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Ohio University in 1974. Presently, Mr. Sewell is President of Quality Switch Inc. in Newton Falls.  Mr. Sewell and his wife Peggy, a 1975 LaBrae graduate, are the proud parents of 4 children all of which are LaBrae graduates and all graduated as valedictorians of their class.  He and his wife attend Leavittsburg First Community Church.  Mr. Sewell is a member of the Warren Sports Hall of Fame local heroes corner.  He served as an officer for the LaBrae Athletic Club for 30 years.   Mr. Sewell is an ambassador for state of Ohio Department of Development and is a member of the Trumbull County Workforce Investment Board.  You can contact Mr. Sewell via email at Rusty [dot] Sewellatlabrae [dot] school.