Board Of Education

Mrs. Betsy Bergen Shaughnessy
Title: President
Phone: 216-521-0392


Mrs. Shaughnessy graduated from Lakewood High School in 1965 and received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1987. She is employed by St. John Medical Center.

Mrs. Shaughnessy is a past president of the Lakewood Alumni Foundation (now the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation) and served as a member of the Lakewood Public Library Board of Trustees prior to her election to the Lakewood Board of Education. She has been active in PTA, serving as Vice President and President of both Lincoln Elementary School PTA and Horace Mann Middle School PTA. Mrs. Shaughnessy serves as Vice-President of the Lakewood Foundation and is also a member of the Lakewood Foundation – Mental Health Taskforce, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, and League of Women Voters. She is a past member of Lakewood Kiwanis and Project H.E.A.L. She has also served as the Board representative on the Buildings and Sites Committee, on the Education Committee, and on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  Mrs. Shaughnessy has also participated in the Youth Master Plan.

Mrs. Shaughnessy and her husband Charles have a son and daughter, both Lakewood High School graduates. Mrs. Shaughnessy is the current Board president and was also president in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2012. Mrs. Shaughnessy has served on all standing committees. She is serving her sixth term of office.

Term expires: Dec. 2017