Rozsnyai Took Over Role January 1 for Retiring Merry Lou Knuckles


Middlefield, OH – The Cardinal Local School District finance department has a new leader at the helm. On January 1, 2021, Mrs. Julia Rozsnyai officially took over the duties as district Treasurer for the retiring Merry Lou Knuckles. Rozsnyai actually joined the Cardinal family on December 1 and spent one month training with Ms. Knuckles as the Assistant Treasurer to learn the district specific processes. “I come to the Cardinal Local School District with great enthusiasm,” Rozsnyai says. “I live here in beautiful Geauga County and am very excited to work with this great group of individuals.”

Prior to coming to Cardinal, Rozsnyai was the treasurer of West Branch Local Schools in Mahoning County. Her experience also includes leading the fiscal department at the Information Technology Center of the Northeast Ohio Educational Service Center and serving as assistant treasurer at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School district. Before that, Rozsnyai worked at Kenston Local Schools.

“The first time we met Mrs. Rozsnyai during her interview, it became apparent that she is very passionate about her work and about the success of the Cardinal Local School District,” says Superintendent Bill Kermavner. “She has really hit the ground running here, getting to know the inner workings of our district and we look forward to using her knowledge and skill set to continue moving the district forward in financial solvency and stability.”

While Mrs. Rozsnyai has been extremely busy familiarizing herself with the district’s financial situation and the specific processes of her office. She adds that she is looking forward to meeting as many community members as she can as opportunities arise. Rozsnyai says, “This is a beautiful district and there is much to celebrate and be proud of here in the Cardinal community. I look forward to working with our families and community members in securing a stable financial future.”


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