Members & Information

Board of Education Administrative Center
470 Portland Way North
Galion, Ohio 44833
Phone: 419-468-3432
Fax: 419-468-4333

All meetings take place in the media center of the

Galion Middle School at 6:30pm., unless otherwise noted.  

May 19, 2020

Board Meeting will be held in the Galion High School Cafetorium

Meet Our Board Members


Grant Garverick Email
Mr. Garverick was elected to the Board November, 2015 and began his first four-year term January 1, 2016. He is a 1981 graduate of Galion High School, a 1985 graduate of Ohio State University (B.A. with honors), and 1988 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law (J.D.). He currently practices law in Galion. Mr. Garverick is involved in many civic organizations throughout the community. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Galion with their daughter, Gillian, who is currently a high school senior.  Their older daughter, Maddy, graduated from Galion in 2014 and is currently pursuing a degree at the Ohio University in Athens Ohio. 



Brian Owens Email
Mr. Owens was elected to the Board in November of 2011. He is a current member of the 179th Air National Guard, Mansfield Lahm Airport, joining the United States Air Force in 1995. He also is involved in a multitude of youth sports as well as volunteering as a football coach on many levels. Mr. Owens is currently attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University, seeking a Bachelors of Business Administration. He also serves as a board member to Galion Youth Football, Galion Youth Football Equipment Custodian and Secretary. Mr. Owens is also involved in the Wounded Warrior Fund. He and his wife Angie are Galion Graduates and have two children that attend the Galion City Schools.


Dennis Long Email

Mr. Long was elected to the Board with his term beginning in January of 2008 through 2011. Mr. Long has owned and operated Long Insurance Agency in Galion for the past 25 years. He is a member of Galion Kiwanis, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and the First Lutheran Church. Mr. Long and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters.





Mike Mateer Email
Mr. Mateer was elected to the Board in November 2017 and began his four-year term January 1, 2018. Mr. Mateer is a 1972 GHS graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Citadel. He served in the United States Army for 20 years, and returned to Galion in 2016 after retiring from a 21-year business career. Mr. Mateer is active with Experience Galion, the Galion Historical Society, Galion Fairview Cemetery Organization, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and Christ United Methodist Church in Galion. Mr. Mateer and his wife, Anne Marie, have five children and five grandchildren.



Debra Donaldson Email
Mrs. Donaldson was elected to the Board in November 2017 and began her first term January 1, 2018. A 30-year resident of Galion, Mrs. Donaldson earned several degrees from North Central College and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has been an active member of Crossroads Community Church, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs. Donaldson has helped Galion Primary students with reading, worked at various Galion sporting events and annually assists with the Christmas Adopt-A-Child program. Mrs. Donaldson and her husband, Richard, have three children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.



Recent News


  • Galion Middle School hosting annual Galion Middle School hosting annual "Spooktacular" October 29 On October 29, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Galion Middle School leadership team will host its 3rd annual Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat event.  This year, due to the pandemic, Spooktacular will be held outside in the parking lots across the Galion City School campus. more
  • Level 2 Reopening Plan Update from Mrs. Allerding Level 2 Reopening Plan Update from Mrs. Allerding Galion City Schools Superintendent Jennifer Allerding shares an update with the Galion community about Level 2 of the school district's Reopening Plan, which is being implemented for the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. more
  • Galion Intermediate School Galion Intermediate School "Socktober" fundraiser starts Oct. 1 Giving back and serving the community has become a mainstay for students in the Galion City Schools. The Galion Intermediate School fifth grade teachers and students will conduct their seventh annual "Socktober" fundraiser Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. more