The General McLane School District School Board Directors consists of nine members, each elected for a four-year term of office.
Board members serve without compensation and have the primary task of formulating and evaluating all policies necessary for the operation of the school district.
The Board meets twice monthly (except for July), on the second and third Wednesdays of the month at the Dr. Therese Walter Education Center, McDonald Board Room. Each regular business meeting is advertised in the legal section of one of our local newspapers and meeting dates are posted on the doors of the Education Center.
Mrs. Crow proudly shares she is a fifth generation “townie.” She serves as the President of the General McLane School Board and as a Vice Chair of the General McLane Foundation. She is also the chair of the GMHS Holiday Arts Fair and a founding board member of the Edinboro Arts & Music Festival (the third weekend in May). She is also the mother of one General McLane alumnus and one current student (graduating in 2023). Mrs. Crow was formerly a commercial real estate development coordinator throughout the Northeast. She is currently a business manager of a local business and volunteers in her community.
“My life’s work is to serve and enhance my community. My family began the Holiday Arts Fair to showcase GM and raise money for our Foundation. A group of friends started the music festival to showcase our town & bring commerce. GM is the heart & soul of our community; I serve to promote and protect.”
Mrs. Gould is a General McLane graduate and a mother of three General McLane graduates. She is a former band booster president and BSA Committee Chair. She also currently serves as a Presbyterian Elder. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business/Economics and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has 30 years of experience as an accountant and financial administrator at Edinboro University and LECOM.
“I have no personal agenda. I am serving on the GMSD board to represent all students, parents, faculty, administration, staff and tax payers. My goal is to listen to all voices so they can feel heard and find equitable solutions. I consider is a privilege to serve my community.”
Mr. Lofgren has lived in the General McLane area since 2011 and his wife graduated from General McLane. Four of his children have attended General McLane High School. His family chose to home school most of their school years and they have also used CCA Cyber School. Mr. Lofgren is a home-based IT Manager for Acxion LLC, an IPG company, where he has been since 2000. Mr. Lofgren holds multiple AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Azure, and IT certifications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and he has started his Master’s Degree in Data Science.
“My basic purpose in government leadership is to advocate for my positions on issues as a duly elected representative. By being elected, voters select me based on how I align with their positions. Issues important to me include fiscal responsibility, educational achievement, and equitable treatment.“
Mr. Ickes has lived in Edinboro since 1957. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 44 years. They have three children, all graduates of General McLane, and four grandchildren, two of whom are current General McLane students. Mr. Ickes is a retired educator of 35 years. He spent 25 of those years as a teacher and principal at General McLane High School.
“After retirement, I felt a need to give back to the district that I was fortunate enough to serve. I have always been interested in the success of the district and a strong supporter of the LANCERS!”
Mrs. Miller grew up in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and has resided in McKean since graduated from Edinboro University since 2016. She and her husband are both school teachers, avid triathletes and parents to two wonderful children. Mrs. Miller earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Level Education with a certification in English Language Arts and Mathematics and also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an 8th grade ELA and Algebra teacher.
“I became a GMSD board member because I wanted to make a positive impact in the community in which my family lives. I feel as though I compliment our board as a young professional that can offer a current perspective about education.”
Mr. Webber has been a member of the Edinboro community for the past 38 years as a General McLane graduate, a General McLane coach, and most importantly, as a parent to another generation of Lancers. Mr. Webber has dedicated the last 23 years to work in fields of non-profit, mental health and education. As a former classroom teacher, he currently works as a supervisor and education consultant for the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5.
“I believe that a strong community begins with educated citizenry. As a school board member, I feel that I can best support this endeavor by helping to provide informed and judicious governance. Our students deserve nothing less.”
Dr. Wise has served on the General McLane School Board for 40 years. Following a career dedicated to education and serving as an English teacher at General McLane for years, he wanted to continue his service in public education as a board member and he has done exactly that. Dr. Wise has a daughter that teaches in the school district and grandchildren that attend General McLane currently. He lives in the Edinboro community and has been very involved there.
Mr. Schulz is a 1974 graduate of General McLane High School. He is married to a General McLane graduate and he has two children, who are also alumni. Mr. Schulz was a Social Studies teacher for 36 years, 33 of which were at General McLane. He was also GM’s Head Varsity Basketball coach for 29 years.
“I have served on the General McLane School Board for 7 years. I am deeply committed to the General McLane School District as well as our entire community. I truly love GM and I am honored to serve in support of our students and families.”
Non-Voting Members of the General McLane School Board
Sarah Grabski Board Secretary
Brian Cressman Solicitor
Dr. Matt Lane Superintendent of Schools
William Fendya Director of Business and Operations
Dr. Steven Karns Director of Curriculum
General McLane School District • 11771 Edinboro Road Edinboro, PA 16412 • (814) 273-1033 x5900 • Fax: (814) 273-1030