Traci DeCapua is a proud 1985 Canfield High School graduate and a 1989 DePauw University graduate. She is currently the Canfield Township Zoning Inspector. Prior to being sworn in as a Board of Education member in January of 2017, she was a substitute teacher in the district, as well as, a tutor for Canfield Village Middle School students. She was involved in the opening of the Canfield High School Cardinal Café and was a member of the Canfield Parent Teacher Organization for eleven years and served two terms as President. She was also active at St. Michael’s Church and the Welcome Wagon Organization of Canfield.
Mrs. DeCapua decided to run for the Board of Education after her children, Grant and Morgan, graduated in 2014 and 2017 respectively. She always had an interest in the school district and had several discussions with her late father, William Kinkade, who encouraged her to run for the Board.
Her current goal as a member is to create a strong Board with multifaceted skill sets and personalities, as well as, maintain and grow relationships with the City, Township, and all stakeholders. Additionally, her focus is on student, staff, and administrative needs.
As a Board member, Mrs. DeCapua has a “Cardinal Bucket List” which includes the following:
1. Attend at least one of each event the schools’ host
2. Be the Cardinal Mascot (accomplished Volleyball 2019)
3. Announce a game
4. Drive a bus
5. Be Mr. Moldovan for a day
Mrs. DeCapua lives with her husband, Stephen. She believes that being a Cardinal is being a motivational and visible part of the Canfield community.