Dr. Donovan Mann, Assistant to the Superintendent - Secondary Education
Dr. Donovan Mann has been part of Conestoga Valley's administration since 2005, first as director of curriculum and instruction, and later as director of secondary education following a reorganization of the superintendent's cabinet. He came to the district as assistant principal of CV High School, following a similar stint at Lower Dauphin High School. He also served as assistant principal/director of studies for grades 7 through 12 at York Catholic High School. Mann began his career as a teacher at Lancaster Catholic High School.
Mann holds a Doctor of Education degree from Immaculata College as well as a master's degree from Penn State University and a bachelor's degree from Duquesne.
Mann administers CV's secondary (7-12) curriculum and instruction, instructional technology initiatives, child accounting, alternative education, career education, grants, Act 48 and libraries. He also oversees the math, science, art, social studies and practical arts departments.
Sarah Schaefer, Assistant to the Superintendent - Pupil Services
Sarah Schaefer is the Assistant to the Superintendent for Pupil Services at Conestoga Valley School District. Prior to joining CV in 2019, she was the supervisor of pupil services at Cornwall-Lebanon School District, where she was in the role since 2007. Prior to that, she served as school psychologist and school counselor at Cornwall Lebanon from 2003-2007, and worked as a school psychologist at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 and Lincoln IU12.
In her role, Schaefer is responsible for programs that enable students to fully take advantage of their educational opportunities by eliminating those problems that prevent or interfere with students’ learning, as much as possible. Critical areas include maintaining the student accounting system, overseeing the psychological, guidance, school health and social casework services, developing and administering special education budgets and more.
Schaefer earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/education/peace and conflict studies from Juniata College, a master’s in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an educational specialist degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services Certificate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Phyllis Heverly Flesher, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Phyllis Heverly Flesher was appointed to lead Conestoga Valley School District’s business office in the spring of 2013. She provides strategic leadership in CV’s budgeting process, finance, policy, human resources, food service, operations and maintenance, transportation, security, records management and enrollment projections.
She joined the CV administrative team after serving as the assistant director of business affairs at Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon County for eight years. She brings a strong management background to CV, having also worked previously as a senior managing consultant (1999-2005) at Public Financial Management, where she assisted in administrating a major governmental contract and managed a team of marketing and support professionals.
She remains an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, where at one time she served as the director of professional development (1996-1999), programming curriculum and assisting with PASBO’s legislative affairs.
Heverly Flesher received a master’s degree in public administration from Penn State University in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Juniata College in 1992.
She is active in her church where she leads small groups and takes part in mission trips. She is married and has one daughter.