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Suzanne Allen


sallen@psharvard.org

 

Suzanne Allen, Clerk  Term expires May, 2022

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.

 Sharlene Cronin

scronin@psharvard.org
Sharlene Cronin (term expires May 2021)


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

smolloy@psharvard.org

Shannon Molloy, Vice Chair Term expires May, 2021

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.

John Ruark
jruark@psharvard.org

John Ruark, Chair, Term expires May, 2020

John is a technology executive for Logility, a provider of advanced planning software solutions to global manufacturers. In 2010, Logility acquired the software company that he had co-founded in 2000. He received a Ph.D. in operations research from MIT after studying mathematics at that other Harvard school in Cambridge.

He and his family moved to Harvard largely on the strength of the school system, and he is honored to be able to serve the town on the School Committee. In prior years, he assisted the Harvard PTO with technological needs, and he served on the Harvard Schools Trust board for two years. He has two daughters, both in the Harvard school system.

SusanMary Redinger
smredinger@psharvard.org

SusanMary Redinger, Term expires May, 2020

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 third 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. 

Maureen Babcock
maureenbabcock@yahoo.com

Maureen Babcock, Devens Representative

Maureen and her husband Jerry have been residents of Devens since 2002.  They have two sons, who both attend Bromfield.  Maureen has been a member of the DEAC (Devens Educational Advisory Committee) for twelve years, ten of those as chair.  For the past ten years she has represented Devens as the DEAC liaison to the Harvard School Committee.  Maureen wears a number of other volunteer hats including being the registrar for Troop 1 Harvard, and co-coordinator of the Bromfield Ski Club.