Board of Directors
Andy Schneider, Chair
Andy Schneider has been a member of the SERESC Board of Directors since 2015, initially acting as a School Board representative from the Merrimack (NH) School District, and more recently as a business and school board-focused member of the current SERESC board. In addition to his role on the SERESC Board, Andy is a Principal SW Product Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and is responsible for the whole product and service lifecycle for HPE's GreenLake Cloud solutions. Andy has resided in Merrimack for over 50 years with his wife Shirley, and has 3 adult sons.
Chip McGee, M.B.A., Ed.D., Vice Chair
Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in various roles throughout the education sector, Chip McGee is currently the superintendent of the Pelham Public Schools. Prior to his role in Pelham, Chip served as Assistant Superintendent in Methuen, MA and also spent 15 years working in the Bedford, NH school district, the last four of which he served as Superintendent of Schools. Chip started out as a high school science teacher in the New York City Public Schools, and studied education leadership and business administration in graduate school while there. In 2002, Chip moved with his family to New Hampshire and began his career in the New Hampshire public schools.
Charles P. Littlefield Ed.D., Secretary
From 1986-2019, Dr. Phil Littlefield served as a Superintendent in various New Hampshire and Massachusetts school districts including Methuen, Auburn, Candia and Hooksett. Phil has a Bachelor's degree from Boston University, a Master's degree from Framingham State University, and C.A.G.S. from Worcester State College. He earned his Doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and has extensive experience teaching in higher education. In addition to his interest in motorcycles, Phil is an avid snowmobiler, ATV enthusiast, and boater.
Richard Ayers, Ed.D.
Dr. Richard (Dick) Ayers has a long-standing commitment to education in New Hampshire through his continuum of leadership positions from Middle/High School School Principal to Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. Upon retirement, Dick served as a SERESC consultant and then as temporary Executive Director when SERESC's founding Executive Director, Tony Paradise, passed away. Dick continues to teach graduate level classes at SNHU and is active in support of the Granite State Leadership Academy through the New Hampshire School Administrators Association.
Marge Polak has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of education. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent in SAU 15 which includes the New Hampshire communities of Auburn, Candia and Hooksett. Marge has also worked as an adjunct professor at local universities and has served on other non-profit boards in the Greater Manchester area.
Kim Royer, M.Ed.
Kim Royer has been a special educator since 1993, and works for the Barrington, NH school district. Kim runs a life skills program called SNAPS (Specific Needs Alternative Programming for Students) for students with various special needs and challenges. Kim became involved with SERESC over 15 years ago through its professional development trainings and then, more recently, has continued her involvement though her service as a Board member.
Board Member Openings
SERESC is seeking qualified Board Members to join our Board of Directors. Candidates are professionals with diverse backgrounds (law, marketing, technology, nonprofit) who have a passion for community service and educational equity and access. Board members have the opportunity to contribute to the New Hampshire educational community and to participate in the next evolution of SERESC. To find out more, please contact Liz Keliher, Program Director.