Who We Are

Board of Directors and Affiliations


Stacey Weigler, President,

For the past 8 years, Stacey has been advocating for improved student achievement and family engagement within the public school system.  Stacey has devoted much of her time to her children’s school, Highland-Goffe’s Falls Elementary.  After successfully applying for a literacy grant through Children’s Literacy Foundation, she worked closely with faculty, administration and parents to bring various literacy programs to HGF including author visits, a parent literacy workshop and numerous book giveaways.  Stacey has also worked with district administration as a member of the Strategic Planning committee which developed a mission and vision for the Manchester School District and laid out long term goals to help steer the course of the Manchester School District for the next several years.  Stacey is a NH PTA board member and represented NH at the 2012 Parenting Magazine Mom Congress in Washington DC.  In the spring of 2014 Stacey was named as one of the 20 Outstanding NH Women You Should Know by WZID.  Stacey will begin serving as Highland –Goffe’s Falls PTA President in the fall of 2014.  Stacey lives in Manchester with her husband Scott and children Thomas and Madison.  When not working on behalf of the children of Manchester, Stacey works as a liturgical musician within the Diocese of Manchester.

Kathryn (Kathy) Staub, Vice President, 

Kathy Schofield Staub is a native of Manchester. She is married to Ed Staub and has two children, a daughter Madeleine who graduated from Georgetown University, and a son Jacob who is a sophomore at Champlain College. She graduated from Central High School and holds a B.A. from U.N.H. and an M.A. from Boston College. 

In 2000 Staub was one of 10 parent leaders from around the city who founded the Manchester Coalition for Quality Education to advocate for better schools. She is one of the founding members of Manchester Foundation for Education. In 2011 she was elected to the Manchester School Board and is currently serving her second term. 

She  also serves on the board of Women for Women Coalition and is a volunteer on the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

Stacy Harrison, Treasurer, has been a resident of Manchester for 28 years. Stacy was the Office Manager for a local professional photographic/graphic arts company for seven years and prior to that, spent thirteen years in restaurant management.

Stacy volunteered for many years for the Boy Scouts of America's Pack and Troop 91 and is the currently on the board for Manchester East Soccer League as their treasurer. She spent many years volunteering during her oldest children’s experience in the Manchester School District; both of whom attended Green Acres Elementary, McLaughlin Middle School and Manchester Memorial High School. She has been a PTG and PTO treasurer and secretary, has chaired and co-chaired many events and is currently President of the PTG at Green Acres. Stacy served on a MANSD policy workgroup and found the experience to be informative and enlightening which further increased her desire to serve with MFE as an advocate for our students and our school district. Stacy lives in Manchester with her husband Doug and four children, Michael, Steven, Kira and Brady.

Erin Kerwin, Secretary,

Heather Nelson, Board Member At-Large, lives in Manchester with her husband Jeff and has two children: Ian (Central High School 2009) attends UNH Durham where he’s studying music education; and Jenny is at Hillside Middle School.

Heather moved to Manchester in 1989, confident that she and her husband were moving to a great community with good public schools— Manchester was voted among the Best Places to Live in America in 1987!

When Manchester was designated as a district in need of improvement, she began volunteering on the Manchester School District’s DINI Professional Development committee, and she’s been volunteering to improve Manchester schools ever since.

Heather currently works for IBM. In addition to her work with Manchester Foundation with Education, she has been a member of the Greater Manchester Professional Development Center Advisory Board. She earned a B.A. in English and Education and a Maine Secondary Education Teaching Certificate from Colby College in 1982.

Daniel Bergeron, Board Member At-Large, lives in Manchester, NH with his wife and two children as a result of a decision to raise his family in a diverse city that cares about its citizens, especially children. He was born and raised in Berlin, NH in a large family armed with a strong work ethic and sense of community. College led to a relocation to Concord, NH, and later Northern VA (outside of Washington, DC), and the coast of DE. Dan, and his wife Dena, fulfilled their goal of returning to NH once their children were school age.

Dan was able to gain much experience from his ten years at PC Connection, Inc. in Merrimack, NH in Sales, Training, Software Support, and Product Management. A Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and MBA in Applied Management allows him to teach in the Business School at Daniel Webster College, where is currently teaching marketing and consumer behavior to day students.

Volunteerism quickly became a family tradition and beneficial way to spend time together, not to mention the building of a strong extended network in the community. Dan is an active McLaughlin Middle School PTO member and volunteer for the McLaughlin Organization of Music Supporters (M.O.M.S.), as well as the President of the Manchester Memorial High School Parents of Performing Students, or P.O.P.S.; which are the parent volunteers of the 325 band, orchestra, chorus, and drama students. He also serves as the Selectman in Manchester’s Ward 6 and Manchester Transit Authority board member.