Cardinal Schools District Treasurer retires after 14 years with the District

Congratulations to former district Treasurer Merry Lou (aka “MLou”) Knuckles on her retirement! After 14.5 years working for the district she is starting this new chapter in her life. Knuckles came to the district in 2006 from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office. Under her guidance, the district received multiple Auditor of State Awards for clean and accurate record-keeping. The award is given to those entities that file timely financial reports in accordance with GAAP, as well as receive a “clean” audit report by the State of Ohio.


In addition to being the district Treasurer, Knuckles also spent several years as the middle school cheerleading advisor. She is also an alumni of the district.


Staff had a chance to celebrate Knuckles and wish her well during a Retirement Open House held at the BOE December 16, where all COVID protocols were in place. Her last official day on the job was December 31. Thank you “MLou” for your years of dedicated service to the District – enjoy your retirement! Julia Rozsnyai has been hired as the District’s new Treasurer. Her official first day was January 1, 2021.



Merry Lou Knuckles, second from left, celebrates her retirement with Board Office staff on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. From left: Julie Sly, Merry Lou Knuckles, Bill Kermavner, Julia Rozsnyai, and Rebecca Fisher.