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.