School Board of Directors

School Board Directors

School Board Directors


Front Row L-R: Mr. Thomas R. Merlie; Mr. Matthew I. Ulmer, Business and Operations Manager/Board Secretary; Dr. Alan E. Moyer, Superintendent; Mr. Michael H. Berk; Mr. Steven E. Bear.

Back Row L-R: Mrs. Stacey J. Knavel; Mr. Christopher A. Morgan; Elaina Clancy, Student Representative; William Webber, Student Representative; Mr. Randy L. Varner; Dr. Joseph W. Mancuso, Assistant Superintendent; Mr. Robert P. Winters; Mrs. Elizabeth A. Meikrantz; Mr. Scott Witwer.

Not pictured: Nicole L. Weber, Assistant Business Manager/Board Treasurer

Email the Directors at:
directors@smsd.us


Student Representatives to the School Board:

Elaina Clancy
Nicholas O'Brien


District Solicitor

Gareth D. Pahowka, Esq.


Steven E. Bear
Vice President
Term Ends: 2019

Career:
Investigator Manager, Bureau of Special Investigations, Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General.
Education: Boiling Springs High School, Harrisburg Area Community College - AA Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University - BS Loss Prevention Management with a minor in Business.
Personal: Married to Teri, three children: Mitchell, Matthew and Douglas.


Michael H. Berk
President
Term Ends: 2019

Career:
Executive Director - PA School Bus Association
Education:
Shippensburg University, B.S. Degree - Public Administration/Labor Relations
Personal:
Father of two children: Devyn and Adam.
Click here to email Mr. Berk


Stacey J. Knavel
Term Ends: 2017

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
Click here to email Mrs. Knavel


Elizabeth A. Meikrantz

Term Ends: 2019


Career:
college advancement and admissions professional

Education: B.A. History, Dickinson College

Family: Married to Josh; two children



Thomas R. Merlie
Term Ends: 2017

Career:

31 years of Sales and Sales Management experience. Currently Account General Manager, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Xerox Corporation.

Education: B.A. Political Science, Dickinson College
Personal: Married to Pam, two children, Lauren and Matthew

Click here to email Mr. Merlie


Christopher A. Morgan
Term Ends: 2019

Career: Sixteen years of business and distribution management experience. Currently Supervisor with Ross Distribution.
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Florida; M.A.T. in Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey
Personal: Married to Kristine, two children: Olivia and Emma


Randy L. Varner
Term expires in 2019

Career: Attorney with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC; Chair of the firm's State and Local Tax Practice Group
Education: B.S. Secondary Education-Social Studies, The Pennsylvania State University; J.D. magna cum laude, The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
Personal: Married to Jennifer L. Varner, two children: Zachary and Jacob


Robert P. Winters

Term Ends: 2017

Career: Retired educator, counselor, and administrator
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education from Shippensburg University Master's Degrees (2)1 Elementary Education 2 Counseling from Shippensburg University Elementary and Secondary Principal Certification from Western Maryland College 106 credits from Pennsylvania School Board Association.
Personal: District resident for over 40 years; Married to Grace, Daughters: Beth and Kelly


Scott Witwer
Term Ends: 2017