Board of Education

The MPSD School Board consists of seven members who are responsible for establishing policies in accordance with state law regarding students, personnel, educational programs, facilities, equipment, and relations with the community. The Board establishes the budget and has fiscal control. The Superintendent of schools serves as the Chief Executive Officer and offers recommendations to the Board when developing and administering District philosophy, goals, and revisions to Board policies.

Unlike the City Council and County Board, members are elected “at large", meaning they represent 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. Correspondence can be sent to Board Secretary Laurie Braun, District Administration Office 2902 Lindbergh Drive Manitowoc, WI 54220 by phone 920-686-4783 or by email [email protected]


C Able
Christopher Able, Board President
(920) 652-0036
Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2023 - term expires April 2026

K Trask
Dr. Kerry Trask, Board Vice President/Clerk

(920) 682-1710
Email:  [email protected]
First Appointed January 2021
Elected April 2024- term expires April 2027

Keith Shaw, Board Treasurer

Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2024 - term expires April 2027

B Hansen   
Paul "Biff" Hansen
(920) 495-8532
Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2023 - term expires April 2026

Matthew Phipps
Matthew Phipps

(920) 901-6632
Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2022 - term expires April 2025

Matthew Spaulding

(920) 412-6061
Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2022 - term expires April 2025

Tony Vlastelica
Tony Vlastelica
(920) 629-5668
Email:  [email protected]
Elected April 2022 - term expires April 2025

Elyana Reed
Winona Grossman (Alternate)
Salvatore Tello (Alternate)

Executive:  Christopher Able, Board President
                   Kerry Trask,  Board Vice-President/Clerk
       Keith Shaw, Board Treasurer

Personnel & Policy:  Biff Hansen, Chairperson,
Matthew Spaulding & Kerry Trask

Finance and Buildings & Grounds:  Keith Shaw, Chairperson, Tony Vlastelica & Matthew Phipps

Curriculum & Instruction:  Kerry Trask, Chairperson,
Tony Vlastelica & Matthew Phipps

Ethics:  Tony Vlastelica, Kerry Trask, Mathew Spaulding, Keith Shaw, Matthew Phipps, Biff Hansen & Chris Able  (Chairperson role will rotate in reverse alphabetical order)

Biff Hansen

Dr. Kerry Trask - Representative
Keith Shaw - Alternate Representative 

Franklin - Matthew Phipps
Jackson - Biff Hansen
Jefferson - Tony Vlastelica
Lincoln  - Biff Hansen 
Madison  - Chris Able
McKinley Academy/Stangel Learning Community - Kerry Trask
Monroe - Matthew Spaulding
Riverview - TBD
Washington - Matthew Spaulding
Wilson - Kerry Trask
School Forest Representative - Chris Able

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