ABOUT US

Organizational Goals
To identify educational needs in the community and develop, implement and evaluate programs which address those needs.
–To identify, secure and direct resources and expertise into programs which address the educational needs of the community.
–To actively communicate local educational needs and accomplishments to the whole community.

Board Of Directors and Staff
Sylvia Orcutt, President
Hugh Knox, Vice President
Karen A. Fairbrother, Treasurer
Katherine A. McKay, Secretary
Sharon Hudson, Corresponding Secretary
Marion Taylor, Past President
Susan Schuman
Peter Stevens
Nancy Eisenstein
Emily Willis
Violet Rawlings, Mohawk Trail Regional Student Representative
London Summers, Mohawk Trail Regional Student Representative
Dr. Bruce Willard, Lifetime Honorary Board Member

Co-Executive Directors: Susan Samoriski and Sheila Damkoehler
Business Manager: Gina Sieber
Office Volunteer: Sandy Gilbert

Honorary Advisory Board Members
Michael Coe, archaeologist
Charlie Cohn, investment advisor
Cady Coleman, astronaut
Margarita Curtis, Head of School, Deerfield Academy
Peter Drummond-Hay, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Donald R. Friary, President, Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Grace Friary, consultant
Ross Greene, Harvard Medical School, Tufts University
Fiona Hill, Director, Center on the US & Europe, Brookings Institute
Willie Hill, Director of the Fine Arts Center, U Mass Amherst
Tracy Kidder, author
Lynn Pasquerella, Past President of Mt. Holyoke College
Robert Pura, President of Greenfield Community College
Paul Reville, Past Massachusetts Secretary of Education
Stanley Rosenberg, President of the Massachusetts State Senate
Josh Simpson, glass artist
Julie Upton-Wang, partner, The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu
Richard Wilbur, poet laureate
Jane Yolen, author

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