Riverside Local Schools
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Board Members

Lori Krenisky

Board President

Lori was elected to the Riverside Board of Education in November of 2019 and re-elected for a second term in November of 2023. She has been employed at Progressive Insurance for the past 24 years and is a certified Project Manager and Change Manager. Lori has been involved in Riverside initiatives for years. She has served as the president of the Leroy School Association and the Riverside Parent Teacher Alliance and was also the Co-Chair of the Bond Levy Committee in 2016. She has volunteered to teach STEM courses as well as attended district-wide sporting and band events. Lori enjoys giving her time and energy to our school district and kids. Using her background in communications, problem solving, leadership, collaboration and cost benefit analysis, she pledges to always act in the best interest of the school district. She and her husband Shawn are long-time community members and are the proud parents of two boys, Garrett and Bryce, who attend schools in the District.

Belinda Grassi

Belinda Grassi
Vice President
(440) 487-1599

Belinda Grassi was elected to the board in the November 2009 election and re-elected to a second, third and fourth term in 2013, 2017 and 2021. She has lived in Lake County all her life and grew up in Wickliffe, Ohio. She graduated from Lake Catholic High School and subsequently earned her B.S.B.A. in Accounting from John Carroll University. Belinda holds an active Certified Public Accountant license from The Accountancy Board of Ohio as well as a valid School Treasurer's license from The Ohio Department of Education. She is a member of The Ohio Society of CPAs, The American Institute of CPAs, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, and The Society for Human Resource Management. Belinda lives in Concord Township with her husband Morris and their two sons Dante and Marco (both former Riverside High School students).

Denise Brewster

Denise Brewster
(440) 701-6702

Denise was elected to the Riverside Board of Education in November of 2023. She was an elementary teacher and principal for 42 years in the Riverside, West Geauga and South Euclid Lyndhurst school districts. Denise began her career as a teacher at Madison Avenue, Hale Road, Concord and Hadden elementary schools. She served as Principal at Leroy Elementary School as well. While there, she initiated a 9 acre Land Lab to promote Outdoor Education, assisted with redesigning the addition to the building and was recognized as a Hall of Fame runner-up by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Denise attended the Riverside Campus as a student and then graduated from Beachwood High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Lake Erie College, and then obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from John Carroll University. Denise has resided in the school district for 57 years, and she currently lives in Concord Twp. Denise has three children and 10 grandchildren, one of which graduated from Riverside two years ago, and two grandchildren who attend Buckeye Elementary. Denise is committed to promoting academic excellence and improving the facilities in the Riverside School District.

Scott Fishel

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Scott Fishel was elected to the Riverside Board of Education in November 2021. He was born and raised in Lake County, is a 1976 Graduate of Eastlake North High School and attended and played Basketball for Lakeland Community College and Dyke Business College. He started his roofing Company in 1978 and continues its operation today. He started the Willowick Boys Basketball League in 1977 and coached CYO 8th grade girls' basketball in 1977 and 7th grade boys' basketball in 1978. He has been inducted into the Eastlake North High School Hall of Fame 3 times. Scott has lived in Concord for 32 years with his wife Kathy. Three of his four children graduated from Riverside and his youngest graduated with a 2-year degree from Lakeland Community College thru PSEO (now CCP) while attending Riverside.