School Board Directors

Nine school board members posing at table.

Dr. Joseph Fullerton – President

Joined Board:
November 2013; term expires December 2027
Occupation: Assistant director, Career, Technical & Customized Education (CTCE) Division, Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Reason for Serving:  I have a strong desire to give back to the community in which I live.  I made a conscious decision to live in the Penn Manor School District because of the innovative program offerings for all students.  I feel my experience in education as well as in civic endeavors have prepared me to be an asset to this board, the students and the community that we serve.

Mrs. Nickole Nafziger – Vice President

Joined Board: December 2017; term expires December 2025
Occupation: Business owner

Reason for Serving: The Penn Manor community continues to have a positive impact on my family, and I desire to give back to the community that has contributed to our successes. As a Penn Manor graduate and parent, I want to see that all students receive an outstanding education while assuring that the district is fiscally responsible to the constituents of Penn Manor.

Mr. Matthew Beakes

Joined Board: December 2023; term expires December 2027

Reason for Serving: As a graduate, parent and taxpayer  of Penn Manor School District, I am committed to providing  support  to our administration, teachers and staff so we can continue to deliver a high quality education to our student community at a cost-effective price for our taxpayers.  My wife Melanie and our oldest son graduated from Penn Manor, and our  youngest son graduates in 2023. We have had awesome educational and life experiences at Penn Manor, and I hope to help continue the high standards for which Penn Manor is known and support policies benefitting all students. 

Mr. Frederick Herr

Joined Board:
December 2021; term expires December 2025
Occupation: Self-employed

Reason for Serving: With two children at Central Manor Elementary, I am delighted to be on the Penn Manor school board. I’m proud of Penn Manor’s history and the incredible academic strides we’ve made in recent decades. When I think of those who came before me (my father, grandfather and great great grandfather — all PM school board directors), I am humbled and clear-eyed that I won’t be on the board forever. I want to make my time count by doing my part to keep Penn Manor great.

Mr. Dell Jackson

Joined Board: December 2019; term expires December 2027
Occupation: Retired teacher

Reason for Serving: As a retired teacher, I have the time and willingness to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. The education that our two Penn Manor graduates received was outstanding and instrumental in their adult life. I believe that I can help with educational decisions based on my experience in teaching, health care issues, athletics and conflict resolution.

Mr. Anthony Lombardo

Joined Board: October 2022; term expires December 2027
Occupation: Detective, Manheim Township Police Department

Reason for Serving: My adult life has been committed to public service — first, as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then as a police officer for the last 16 years. With two children in  Penn Manor schools and a third about to attend, I wanted to further my service by joining the team responsible for the education of my children. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the district administration to provide the best possible education for every student in the district.

Mr. Christopher C. Straub

Joined Board: December 2009; term expires December 2025 
Occupation: Attorney/partner with
Pyfer, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C.

Reason for Serving: I desire to provide service to the school district in which my children have been so well-educated.

Mr. Mitchell Sweigart

Joined Board: February 2018; term expires December 2025
Occupation: Account executive, BeneFix

Reason for Serving: I am interested in serving the public in a very meaningful way. I am dedicated to repaying the great deeds of the Penn Manor community that helped me become the person I am today. I believe I can do this on the Penn Manor school board.

Ms. Donna Wert

Joined Board: August 1998; term expires December 2027
Occupation: Retired teacher

Reason for Serving: During my tenure on the board, I have had the pleasure of seeing Penn Manor attain accomplishments in both academic and co-curricular arenas of which the entire community can be proud. These include not only state but national and international competitions and awards. I have the privilege of forwarding these accomplishments to my three adult children who continue to be proud of their alma mater.  I will remain diligent in helping to steer the district in a direction that works to produce graduates, regardless of their areas of interest, who are well-prepared to be contributing members of a rapidly changing workforce, with integrity and a solid work ethic.

To contact school board members, please direct your inquiry to the board secretary.

Board Secretary – Mrs. Cindy Rhoades

Board Treasurer – Mr. Dan Forry

Student Representatives – TBA

District SolicitorSaxton & Stump

District AuditorsBrown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz