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Suzanne Allen 
Suzanne Allen, Clerk  Term expires May, 2022 
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Suzanne Allen moved to Harvard in 2013 with her husband and their two children who currently attend Harvard Public Schools.  We were drawn to this town by the strength of the public schools, the welcoming community and the beauty of the rural setting. Suzanne is a Yale educated Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who currently practices in the division of adolescent medicine at Umass Children's Medical Center in Worcester, MA. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Services from Northeastern University and then held a full time position as a program coordinator at Andover Youth Services providing social, support, recreation and educational experiences for Andover's youth ages 11-18. It was in this role that she became a stalwart advocate for young people which she will continue to do as a member of the Harvard School Committee. She is serving on the Harvard School Committee to continue the work of balancing academic excellence with personal well being as is stated in our mission statement. 


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Abigail Besse, M.Ed, Term expires June, 2023 
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Abby grew up in Harvard and attended the Harvard Public Schools.  She and her family returned to town in 2017 so that she and her husband could raise their family in Harvard's excellent schools, bucolic landscape, and wonderful community. She is a middle school social studies teacher by training with 15 years of experience teaching in public schools.  While not currently teaching, in order to raise her four children, public education continues to be her passion and she is pleased to be able to bring her perspective and experience to the Harvard School Committee.  Abby is an avid gardener and enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.



Sharlene Cronin
Sharlene Cronin Term expires March 2024 
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Sharlene has 20 years of financial, operational and management experience and a deep passion for education. She spent 17 years in the research division of Goldman Sachs leading transformational infrastructure projects and data initiatives. Most recently she became an Education Pioneer Impact Fellow and spent 10 months serving as the director of strategic projects for a Boston-based school improvement non-profit. Sharlene holds a BS in Finance from Suffolk University and an MA in Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy from New York University. 

Her family moved to Harvard in 2017 for the great public schools, beautiful outdoor spaces and close-knit community. She has two children who attend Hildreth Elementary School. She is excited to serve the students, schools and town as a School Committee member. 


Shannon Molloy 
Shannon Molloy, Vice Chair Term expires May, 2024 
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Shannon is a product of the Fairfax County Public Schools. She moved to MA from Virginia for college where she earned a double degree in Biology and English, and returned after becoming a University of Chicago PhD program dropout (left with the master’s, though). Shannon went to work as a research assistant at New England Medical Center in Boston and subsequently spent many years in biotech in positions that ranged from engineer to trainer to product manager to sales and sales manager. She has experience hiring and leading the highest performing US team in Siemens’ molecular infectious disease diagnostics business. In 2007 she moved to Harvard with her husband and horse, and now has a son at HES (and more horses). Shannon is a licensed horseback riding instructor and her favorite job ever has been working as a competitive three-phase eventing coach for adolescents. She serves on several other area boards and wants to do whatever she can to support the amazing young people who will be leading us into the future.


SusanMary Redinger 
SusanMary Redinger, Term expires June, 2023
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SusanMary has lived in Harvard since 2006 and has two daughters, both at Bromfield. SusanMary has over 12 years of experience in corporate education, training, and communications and has led large scale company-wide initiatives in the area of high-performance and leadership. Her background in project management and group facilitation is well-suited for school committee work! SusanMary is in her fourth term on the School Committee and brings continuity and leadership to the HES Building Committee. She works part time as an operations manager for Redinger 360, Inc. and enjoys tennis, camping and fly-fishing.