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. 

Please contact School Board Secretary Laurie Braun with any questions at 920-686-4783 or braunla@mpsd.k12.wi.us

Board Policies

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

Board Members

Dave Longmeyer • Board of Education - President

PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657
District Voicemail: (920) 686-9548 
Phone: (920) 980-0273
Email Dave Longmeyer

Term Ends: April 2020
First elected: April 2014;                        

Profession: Landscape Manager, Kohler Company

Dave Nickels • Board of Education - Vice President
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657 
District Voicemail: (920) 686-9556
Phone: (920) 684-0912
Email Dave Nickels

Term Ends: April 2019                            
First Elected: April 2016;

Profession: Retired from County Human Services/Social Worker;

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 2016;

Lisa Johnston • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657
District Voicemail: (920) 686-9546 
Phone: (920) 726-4992
Email Lisa Johnston

Term Ends: April 2021       
First Elected: April 2018;

Karen Rohrer • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657
District Voicemail: (920) 686-9538 
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

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

Term Ends: April 2021;
First Elected: April 2012;

Keith Shaw • Board of Education Member
PO Box 1657 
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1657
District Voicemail: (920) 686-9536 
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;

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Catherine Shallue, Chair
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams
Lisa Johnston

CURRICULUM
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, Chair
Dave Nickels
Keith Shaw

FINANCE AND BUDGET
Dave Nickels, Chair
Karen Rohrer
Catherine Shallue

PERSONNEL 
Keith Shaw, Chair
Karen Rohrer
Lisa Johnston

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (ERC)
Dave Longmeyer, President
Dave Nickels, Vice-President/Clerk
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, Treasurer

CITY RECREATION BOARD
Dave Steavpack (Representative)

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

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