School Board Members

  • Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our Board Members. Contact information for each member is provided below.

     

    Photo of Merle Esh Merle W. Esh 
    President 

    2451 Cypress Drive 
    Lancaster, PA 17602 

    Email: Merle_Esh@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-682-0306 
    Term Ends: 2019 

    Merle Esh joined the board in December 2007. A CV resident since 1998, Esh attended Shippensburg University and is currently the operations manager for DavCo Advertising. He and his wife have three children.

     

    Photo of Todd Shertzer Todd D. Shertzer 
    Vice President 

    300 Black Oak Drive 
    Lancaster, PA 17602 

    Email: Todd_Shertzer@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-299-9425 
    Term Ends: 2021 

    Todd Shertzer was elected in November 2009. A life-long CV resident and Messiah College alum, Shertzer is controller for L.H. Brubaker Appliances. He and his wife have three children.

        

    Idette Groff Idette B. Groff 

    1673 Lincoln Highway East 
    Lancaster, PA 17602 

    Email: Idette_Groff@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-299-4485 
    Term Ends: 2019 

    A resident since 1975 and a board member since 1999, Idette Groff holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, language arts and social studies. She has two children who graduated from CV.

     

    Photo of Charles Maines Charles R. Maines 

    27 Meadow View Drive 
    Leola, Pa. 17540 

    Email: Charles_Maines@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-207-9366 
    Term Ends: 2019 

    Elected to the board in 2011, Charles Maines is director of admissions/social services at Landis Homes Retirement Community in Lititz. He holds an MBA from Eastern University. He and his wife have three children in CV schools.

     

    Dana Mead Dana G. Mead, Ph.D.

    2028 Mallard Drive
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Email: Dana_Mead@ConestogaValley.org
    Phone: 717-397-4214
    Term Ends: 2021 

     

    Elected to the board in 2017, Dr. Dana Mead is a retired professor of English. A Conestoga Valley resident since 1990, she earned BA and MA degrees from the Unviersity of Tennessee and a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University. She and her husband have two children. 

     

    Julia Reed Julia M. Reed 

    816 Stumpf Hill Drive 
    Lancaster, PA 17601 

    Email: Julia_Reed@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-517-8650 
    Term Ends: 2021 

    Julia Reed joined the board in 2016. She is a retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force, in which she served for 20 years on active duty and in the reserve. She currently teaches AP U.S. Government and AP Comparative Politics for PA Homeschoolers, which provide AP courses to students worldwide. Reed and her husband have four children, a CV graduate and three currently in the district.

      

    John Smucker John R. Smucker 

    117 Joy Avenue 
    Leola, PA 17540 

    Email: John_Smucker@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-368-7963 
    Term Ends: 2019 

    John Smucker was elected to his first term in November 2003. A CV resident since 1969, he is the president of KH Group, LLC, a restaurant management firm. John and his wife have four children.

      

    Michael Talley Michael G. Talley 

    99 Stoneridge Drive 
    Ephrata, PA 17522 

    Email: Michael_Talley@ConestogaValley.org 
    Phone: 717-917-4982 
    Term Ends: 2021 

    Elected to the board in 2013, Michael Talley is a Procurement Manager for GlaxoSmithKline in Marietta.  He was a Naval Officer for six years and holds a bachelor's degree from Washington State University and an MBA from Clarkson University. He and his wife have three children.

     

     

    Luis D. Torres

     

    Luis D. Torres

    25 Stratford Village
    Lancaster, PA, 17602

    Email: Luis_Torres@ConestogaValley.org
    Phone: 717-808-0818
    Term Ends: 2019

     

    Luis Torres was appointed to the board in January 2017. A CV resident since 2005, he is the executive director of The Mix at Arbor Place, a youth development center in Lancaster City. Luis and his wife have 2 children, one currently enrolled in the CV district.