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Suzanne Allen 
Suzanne Allen,  Vice-Chair  Term expires May, 2025
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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, The Chair Term expires June, 2026 
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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.

Shannon Molloy 
Shannon Molloy, 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.

Amy Morton 
Amy Morton, Term expires June, 2026
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Amy Morton is a skilled educational leader having served in diversified cabinet-level roles in academic institutions and in the for-profit sector. A dynamic executive known for a collaborative approach, an analytical mindset, and a bias for action, she brings more than 25 years of business leadership to her work. As a highly successful product, marketing, and communications leader, and as a teacher, advocate, and professional development consultant, she is passionate about student success and about elevating the stature of educational institutions in the world. 

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Liz Joyce, Term expires June, 2024 
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Liz Joyce is a clinical social worker who has worked in schools for over fifteen years. Liz earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a M.S.W. from Simmons University. Liz’s first year placement at Simmons School of Social Work was at the Carroll School, she has been practicing school social work ever since. Currently, Liz is the school counselor at Nashoba Brooks School where she also chairs the Student Support Team, sits on the Inclusivity Leadership Team, and advises SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance). Liz is dedicated to creating and sustaining inclusive, relationally-based communities. In 2022, Liz was a Global Action Research Collaborative fellow and presented her findings at the International Coalition of Girls Schools’s Global Forum. Her research focused on teaching skills to enable students to lean into difficult conversations. During the summer, Liz is an adjunct assistant professor at Smith College School of Social Work.