Phil Stevens, Board Member
Mr. Stevens was elected to the Board in January 2009 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He served as President in 2011, 2016, 2017, and 2020. He also was Vice President in 2012 and 2015. A 37-year educator, he is currently the Director of Operations for the Richmond Heights Local Schools. He retired on June 1, 2012 as Director of Athletics and Student Activities from the Warrensville Heights City School District, where he had been employed since 1998. He began his teaching career in 1984 in the Cleveland Municipal School District in the area of Industrial Technology and Computers. In 1985, he began teaching in the Cleveland Heights/University Heights School District, where he also coached junior high volleyball, boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, and high school football. He also coached boys’ freshman basketball and was assistant coach for varsity basketball for the Bedford Bearcats in 1991. Mr. Stevens is currently a member of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Northeast Regional Executive Committee. A member of the Planning Commission for the City of Bedford Heights, he was also elected as the Precinct Ward Leader in Ward 1-B in November 2018 with a four year term. A Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA), Mr. Stevens is a member of the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Associations (NEOIAAA), and the Northeast District Athletic Board. He served as President of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors in 2012. He currently serves on both the OHSAA Diversity Committee and the Officials Advisory Committee; and he is an OHSAA certified football and basketball official. Other affiliations include the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO), Cleveland Football Officials Association (CFOA), Lake Erie Basketball Officials Association (LEBOA) and National Federation High School Equity Committee. He is a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Oakwood Village. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Mr. Stevens has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision from Ashland University. Mr. Stevens is married to Barretta, a Bedford High School graduate and a Maple Heights School employee, they have two children, Phil Jr. and Kristen, both BHS graduates, and two grandchildren, Rashad Jr. and Aiyanna. Mr. Stevens’ term expires on December 31, 2021.