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.

Trustees and Staff
Laurie Benoit, Chair
Peter Stevens, Vice-Chair
Karen A. Fairbrother, Treasurer
Katherine A. McKay, Recording Secretary
Marion Taylor, Past President
John Cornman
Joni Sessions
Ella Seward, Mohawk Trail Regional Student Representative
Lillian VanVleet,  Mohawk Trail Regional Student Representative

Co-Executive Directors: Susan Samoriski and Sheila Damkoehler
Business Manager: Phil Gilfeather-Girton
Office Assistant: Sandy Gilbert
Office Volunteer: Rita Jaros

Lifetime Honorary Board Members
Dr. Bruce Willard
Sharon Hudson
Hugh Knox

Honorary Advisory Board Members
Cady Coleman, astronaut
Margarita Curtis, Past 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, Past President of Greenfield Community College
Paul Reville, Past Massachusetts Secretary of Education
Stanley Rosenberg, Past President of the Massachusetts State Senate
Josh Simpson, glass artist
Julie Upton-Wang, partner, The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu
Jane Yolen, author

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