Board of Education

The seven members of the MPSD School Board are responsible for establishing policies in accordance with state law regarding students, personnel, educational programs, physical plants and equipment, and relations with the community. The Board establishes the budget and has fiscal control of expenditures of school funds. The superintendent serves as the school district’s chief executive officer.  The superintendent offers recommendations to the Board and gains feedback when developing and administering district philosophy, goals, and revisions to Board policies.

Unlike the City Council and County Board, members of the Board of Education are elected “at large.” This means that each member represents the entire school district and not any designated portion. Citizens may contact any or all Board members but should be aware that members have no authority as individuals, only as they meet together as a Board. 

Board Policies

You will find the Manitowoc Public School District school board policies and bylaws online on this searchable website.

Board Members

Keith Shaw • Board of Education - President
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 682-5101
Email Keith Shaw

Term Ends: April 2019                            
First Elected: April 2013;

Offices Held: Treasurer 2013-2014; Vice-President/Clerk 2014-2015; President 2015-2018
Profession:  Retired High School Principal;

Linda Gratz • Board of Education  - Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 682-8373
Email Linda Gratz

Term Ends: April 2018;
First Elected: April 2012;

Offices Held: President: 2013-2014; 2014-2015;  Vice-President: 2015-2017
Profession: Retired Head Start Director;

Karen Rohrer • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 684-1123
Email Karen Rohrer

Term Ends: April 2020 
First Elected: April 2011

Offices Held: Vice-President/Clerk 2012-2013; Treasurer 2014-2015; Treasurer 2015-2017
Profession: Executive Director of Treehouse Theater

Dave Longmeyer • Board of Education - Vice President
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 980-0273
Email Dave Longmeyer

 

Term Ends: April 2020
First elected: April 2014;                        

Profession: Landscape Manager, Kohler Company

Catherine Shallue • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 684-5876
Email Catherine Shallue

Term Ends: April 2018;
First Elected: April 2012;

Elizabeth Williams • Board of Education Treasurer
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 684-7195
Email Elizabeth Williams

Term Ends: April 2019       
First Elected: April 2013;

Dave Nickels • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
Phone: (920) 684-0912
Email Dave Nickels

Term Ends: April 2019                            
First Elected: April 2016;

Profession: Retired from County Human Services/Social Worker;

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Dave Longmeyer, Chair
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams
Catherine Shallue

CURRICULUM
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, Chair
Dave Nickels
Linda Gratz

FINANCE AND BUDGET
Dave Nickels, Chair
Catherine Shallue
Karen Rohrer

PERSONNEL 
Linda Gratz, Chair
Karen Rohrer
Dave Longmeyer

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (ERC)
Keith Shaw – President
Dave Longmeyer – Vice-President/Clerk
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams - Treasurer

CITY RECREATION BOARD
Dave Steavpack (representative)

ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (ARC)
Keith Shaw, Board President
Dave Nickels, Finance Committee Chair
Linda Gratz, Personnel Committee Chair

CURRICULAR ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Drug Free Schools (AODA)/Human Growth & Development – Linda Gratz
School Forest – Dave Nickels
Gifted & Talented – Karen Rohrer
Business Education Partnership Council – Elizabeth (Liz) Williams