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South Middleton School District School Board of Directors
Front Row L-R: Mr. John Greenbaum; Mrs. Nicole Weber, Director of Business and Operations / Board Secretary; Dr. Matthew Strine, Superintendent; Mr. Michael Berk, Board President; Mr. Christopher Morgan, Board Vice President

Back Row L-R: Eric Geesaman, Class of 2020; Mr. Jonathan Still; Mr. William "Terry" Draper; Mrs. Denise MacIvor; Mrs. Elizabeth Meikrantz; Mr. Steven Bear; Mrs. Stacey Knavel

Not Pictured: Chelsea A. Hranica, Board Treasurer; Gibran Varahrami, Class of 2021

Email the Directors at: schoolboard@smsd.us



Student Representatives to the School Board: 

Eric Geesaman
Gibran Varahrami


District Solicitor: 

Gareth D. Pahowka, Esq.


Elizabeth A. Knouse, President 
Term Ends: 2023

Career: Retired Department of Defense employee with over 30 years experience managing Solider and Family programs with both the Army and Air Force across the country. Statewide Field Director for the PASSHE Professional Development Organization at Shippensburg University. Also provides professional consultation in leadership development and coaching for educational professionals.
Education: Graduate of Boiling Springs High School, Class of ’85; HACC, Early Childhood Education; University of Alaska, Early Childhood Education; BA West Virginia University, Child Development & Family Studies; MA in Communication with emphasis in Organizational Communication & Leadership
Personal: Married to Joe, BSHS Class of ’85, with three Bubbler children, Bill, Abby, and Joey.



John Greenbaum, Vice President 

Term Ends: 2021

Career:  More than 20 years of legal experience as an attorney in a private firm, with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and as in-house counsel for Highmark Health.  Prior to law school, taught history, geography, and coached at a high school.
Education: B.A. Political Science, Middlebury College; J.D. The Dickinson School of Law.
Personal: Married to Susan.  Raised three children in the District.


William H. Hartman
Term Ends: 2023

Career: Retired from the United States Air Force. Currently serves as the Director Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center at Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland.
Education: Boiling Springs High School, Community College of the Air Force AA Sports Management and Munitions Logistics, University of Maryland Transportation and Logistics Management
Personal: Married to Kyung and have two children Annette and Adam.

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Stacey J. Knavel
Term Ends: 2021

Career: Twenty years of experience in revenue forecasting, taxation, policy analysis and budgeting for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

Education: B.S. Finance, The Pennsylvania State University
Personal: Husband Shawn and daughter Madison

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Denise Z. MacIvor
Term Ends: 2021

Career: Treasury & Finance executive with over 20 years global experience in cash management, risk management, accounting, financial planning, budgeting & analysis, and financial reporting.  
Education: B.S. Theoretical Mathematics, Lafayette College; MBA Corporate Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Personal: District resident since 2001 with husband Mike, son Dylan and daughter Andie


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Elizabeth A. Meikrantz

Term Ends: 2019

CareerTwenty years of experience in higher education including work in fundraising, event planning and college admissions
Education: B.A. History, Dickinson College
Family: Married to Josh, two children: Jack and Connor

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Edith M. Rob
Term Ends: 2023



Bethanne B. Sellers
Term Ends: 2023

Career: After an early stint in business, over twenty years experience in education teaching grades K-12 reading, English, literacy interventions, and Title I programming.
Education: Graduate of Boiling Springs High School; B.A. Shippensburg University in Communication/Journalism-Public Relations, Secondary Teaching Certificate in Communications and Secondary English; M.A. in Educational Development from Wilkes University; M.S. in Reading, Reading Specialist Certificate K-12 from Edinboro University; Administration/Principal Certificate PK-12 from Cabrini College
Personal: Married to Darren, two children Lilly and Joe

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Jonathan L. Still

Term Ends: 2021

Career: Retired Naval Officer & Aviator. Small business owner.

Education: B.S. in Economics, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S.S. in National Security, U.S. Army War College
Personal: Husband to Jennifer; father to Jack & Laurin

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