Board Members

Mt. Mansfield Unified Union School District
Board of School Directors

 
 
 
Bolton Representatives
Name   Term Ends  Email  About
 Steve Diglio  2027  [email protected]  
 
 Huntington Representatives
 Name  Term Ends  Email  About
 Ethan Maurer  2026 [email protected]   
Dr. Gail Conley   2027  [email protected]  He and his wife, Joanne, moved to Huntington in 1994. After 40 years as an educator, math teacher, high school principal, and superintendent in Illinois, Nebraska, and Vermont, he retired. Friends asked him to extend his educational work by joining the school board.
 
Jericho  Representatives
 Name  Term Ends  Email About
 Edye Graning, Chair  2026  [email protected]  Early in her career, Edye was working in an at-risk community. It was there that she saw how getting an education - and specifically learning to read - is foundational to moving out of poverty. Since then it has been her mission to ensure that schools are a place where all students belong and have every opportunity to learn. After volunteering in her kid’s elementary and middle schools and working on the district merger committee, she began serving on the Mount Mansfield Union middle and high school board. When the districts merged she sought and won a seat on the unified board. When the board formed a Community Engagement Committee, she led that group in engaging all of the community stakeholders to develop the district Ends, which are the vision and framework for student success. She has been serving as board chair since March of 2020. Edye also serves on the USTA Vermont State League Committee and is the Alumni Recruiter for the University of Michigan, her alma mater. She has lived in Jericho for 17 years and with her husband Mike they have raised their two, now adult, children.
 Sandra Limoge  2025 [email protected]   
Stuart Morigeau   2026  [email protected]  
 Susan Lillich  2027 [email protected]   
 Thomas Ferstle  2025  [email protected]  
 
Richmond Representatives 
 Name  Term Ends  Email  About
 Tara Arneson, Vice Chair
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 2026 [email protected]  tara arneson photo
Tara Arneson is the Registrar at Champlain College and earned her Masters of Science in Law in 2016. Tara has been involved in higher education for over 14 years. She joined the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School Board in 2020 and is dedicated to supporting the learning community in her district. Tara lives in Richmond, VT, with her spouse and 2 sons. Passionate about the outdoors, the family enjoys camping, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing together.
Alison Conant   2025  [email protected]  alison conant photo Alison ran for a seat on the MMUUSD the school board because civic participation is important to her. She thinks we all have a responsibility to step up and find a way to use our time and skills to contribute to the community. Her children are just starting out in the MMUUSD, so it felt like the right time and the right opportunity for her to get involved. Professionally, She is a communications strategist who specializes in crisis communications, media relations, community engagement, and change management. She works with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, to government agencies and local non-profits. She also serves as a citizen member of Vermont’s Clean Water Board and is the president of the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Club of VT/NH. She grew up in New Jersey and moved to Vermont in 2009. Her husband, Ransom Conant, is the sixth generation to farm here in Richmond at Conant’s Riverside Farms (established 1854). She loves farm life and feels very fortunate to have landed here. They have two children who attend Richmond Elementary School. Of all her roles, being their mom is by far the most fun.
 Heather Chadwick 2025  [email protected]   Heather is a local business owner and graduated from The UVM School for Natural Resources after studying Environmental Studies (2003). Since graduation from UVM she attended the Amherst School of Massage Therapy (2006) and has been a practicing Massage Therapist ever since. Heather has lived with her husband and two children in Richmond for the past 10 years. Her children currently attend RES and CHMS. One of the reasons she decided to run for the school board was that she wanted to be more involved in the district that her children will be attending school in for the next 10 years. She enjoys volunteering her time for the American Massage Therapy Association’s Vermont Chapter where she can give back to the community that has given so much to her. With her free time she loves to be outdoors in all seasons, running, biking and skiing, as well as spending time with her two dogs.
 Katie Nelson  2027  [email protected]  katie nelson photo  Katie is an arts educator who has engaged students from preschool to adulthood in both the classroom and museum/gallery environment. As an educator she values imagination, inclusion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and self-reflection. She earned her Masters of Education in Art in 2010 from St. Michael’s College. In 2014 her youngest son was born with complex healthcare needs and she turned her focus to parenting, advocacy, and special education. She now volunteers for the Vermont Family Network where she serves as a member of Family Faculty at the University of Vermont Medical School. In this role she shares her family’s story with future medical professionals as a way of teaching family centered care. She is also a Parent Support Parent for other parents of children with complex healthcare needs. Katie moved to Richmond, VT in 2005 where she now lives with her spouse and 2 kiddos who attend RES and CHMS. She enjoys spending time outside hiking with her dogs, biking with friends, as well as boating, fishing, and camping with her family. She joined the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School Board in 2021 because she has a desire for service to her community and wants to help guide the district's goals and ensure that those goals make progress as planned, expected, or desired by constituents. She hopes that children in our district can make authentic learning connections with the world around them and as a result feel empowered to incite change in their own lives, in the lives of others and in their communities.
 
Underhill Representatives
 Name  Term Ends  Email About
 James Granzow 2025   [email protected]  
 Kevin Campbell  2026 [email protected]  Kevin grew up in Hartland, Vermont, and has lived with his spouse and two school-age children in Underhill since 2011. Kevin has served as a school board member since 2012. Initially he was on the Underhill ID School Board before it merged into the Mount Mansfield School District. He has served in various leadership roles and on committees and is currently the Board Vice Chair and sits on the finance and negotiations committees. Kevin brings diverse financial, technical, organizational, and leadership experiences to the board. He has served in the US Army, holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Information Technology. He currently leads the IT Infrastructure Systems team at Marvell Technologies. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling, skiing, and initiating home improvement projects.
Lisa Pawlik
 2025 [email protected] Lisa Pawlik lives in the town of Underhill with her husband, Andrew. She started serving as a School Director for MMUUSD in 2022. As her daughter was getting ready to graduate from the district, Lisa wanted to give back to the community and help ensure all students in our district continue to have the great experience she did. Originally from Indiana, Lisa has lived in Vermont since 2002 and moved to Underhill in 2005. Lisa has served as president of her road association and is active on the B Corp committee at Lake Champlain Chocolates, where she is Brand Manager.
   
Student Representatives
 Name Graduation Year  Email  About
 Gracie Batsie   

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2024 

 [email protected]   Gracie is a senior at MMU. She enjoys writing, spending time with friends, and supporting her community. Her future interests surround early childhood education and elementary spaces. She joined the school board to represent her fellow students all the way from Pre-K to high school. 
 Gabrielle O'Malley

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2024 

 
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