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“I started my career as one of the very few public-school Latin teachers – teaching Latin to inner city students,” wrote C&A Board Member Rob Gress, who is superintendent of Alliance City Schools.

Gress, who grew up in Alliance and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, provided this piece of advice, “We should all strive to unplug from our devices more often and have more face-to-face engagement with our family and friends.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Ohio University and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky in classical languages, literature and secondary education.

Gress’ involvement with C&A started when he was assistant superintendent of Alliance City Schools. He enjoys working with C&A because he likes having the opportunity to have a role in supporting the professionals who support children in our community who are in need.

Gress, who has been a board member since 2009 and sits on the human resources committee of the board, is involved in community projects in the cities of Alliance and Stow. These other community service organizations include Alliance City Board of Health, Board of Directors for the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation, Hartville Innovative Housing Solutions (a non-profit housing corporation for developmentally disabled adults), former member of ArtsInStark 20/20 Vision Community of Alliance and former board of directors member for the Alliance YMCA.

Gress is married to his wife Anne. They have two children, Tommy, a graduate of Alliance High School, and Sammy, a freshman at Alliance High School.

Hobbies: biking, hiking, the beach
Favorite book: anything by Harlan Coben
Favorite movie: The Band of Brothers HBO mini-series