Mr. Carlton L. Rintz – President
Joined Board: December 2003; term expires December 2023
Occupation: Business owner
Reason for Serving: I have a passion for youth and the ever-increasing value of a quality education. I am a firm advocate of the public education system and the benefits it provides to our children and our community. It is my hope that by serving on Penn Manor School Board, I can utilize my skills and abilities in effort to continue to better the overall education experience for our children, while at the same time being fiscally responsible to those that elected me to serve in this capacity. I also feel a responsibility to serve and give back to the community in which I reside.
Dr. Joseph Fullerton – Vice President
Joined Board: November 2013; term expires December 2023
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.
Mr. Frederick Herr
Joined Board: December 2021; term expires December 2025
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 2023
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 2023
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.
Mrs. Nickole Nafziger
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. 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 2023
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 2023
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. Christopher Johnston
Student Representatives –
District Solicitor – Kegel Kelin Litts & Lord
District Auditors – Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
Current School Board – Members of the board are (front row, from left) Nicki Nafziger, Mitchell Sweigart, Carlton “Herk” Rintz, Donna Wert, (back row, from left) Frederick Herr, Loren R. Brown, Joseph Fullerton, Christopher Straub, and Wardell Jackson.