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2024 Filing Dates for Open Positions

School Board Members  - As of April 3, 2023

John T. Widmer, Chair
3 Pine Mill Drive
Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816-5931
Tuftonboro – Term expires 2024                603-515-7218 (home)
                                                                         603-387-3865 (cell)
James Pittman, Vice Chair
78 Town House Road
Effingham, NH 03882-8520
Effingham – Term expires 2025                  603-539-7694 (home)
G. Thomas Bickford
22 Percy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
At-Large – Term expires 2026                    603-651-6792 (cell)
Brodie Deshaies
PO Box 1568 
37 Elm Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
At-Large – Term expires 2025                    603-387-4210 (cell)
Stefanie King
64 Drew Road
New Durham, NH 03855-2238
New Durham – Term expires 2024            603-833-3334 (home)
Dr. James B. Manning
410 Wentworth Road
Brookfield, NH  03872-7106
Brookfield – Term expires 2026                603-957-2004 (cell)
Mary Pray Schillereff
3 Rockingham Road
Wolfeboro, NH  03894
At Large – Term expires 2024                    603-733-6380 (cell)
Charlene Seibel
134 Trask Mountain Road
Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4519
Wolfeboro – Term expires 2026                 603-569-1145 (home)
Dana Streeter
PO Box 28
Ossipee, NH 03864-0028
Ossipee – Term expires 2025                 603-539-4163 (home)
                                                                    603-986-4954 (cell)
Kelly Tivnan
172 Nicola Road
Middleton, NH 03887-6017
Middleton Representative                  603-755-4406 (home)
Elliott Giessler: Student Representative  

​​The Governor Wentworth Regional School Board (GWRSB) shall be composed of an odd number of members elected by qualified voters of the District at elections held in March. The term of office of each member of the School Board shall be for a period of three (3) years. 
The GWRSB permits the addition of a non-voting student member. The school board shall organize annually at its first meeting following District elections.  The school board shall meet on regularly scheduled nights, to be determined at the organizational meeting.  The board will elect officers and establish committees for the year.

The board is responsible to the people for whose benefit the school district has been established.  Further, the board's current decisions will influence the course of education in the district's schools for years to come.  By virtue of this responsibility, the board and each of its members must look to the future and to the needs of all people more than the average citizen finds necessary.  This requires a comprehensive perspective and long-range planning in addition to attention to immediate problems.

The board's primary responsibility is to establish those policies, programs, and procedures, which will foster the greatest educational achievement while wisely managing the district's resources.  The board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy, and by evaluating the results.

In accordance with these principles, the board shall work to achieve the following goals:
To concentrate the board's collective effort on its policy making and planning responsibilities.
To formulate board policies, which best serve the educational interests of each student.
To provide the superintendent with sufficient and adequate guidelines for implementing board policies.
To maintain effective communication with the public, staff, and students in order to maintain awareness of ideas and opinions.
To conduct board business openly.