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Friends of Waltham Family School

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The Friends of the Waltham Family School, Inc. was created in June, 2014 to raise financial support and community awareness of the school.


Board of Directors

Tracy McMahon, Education Development Center, Inc., Board President

Gwen Pojasek, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Board Vice President, Chair Governance Committee

David King, Consultant; retired Waltham Public Schools, Board Treasurer, Chair Finance Committee

Kate Tranquada, Lincoln Public Library, Board Clerk

Mike Chen, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kristen Lucken, Brandeis University

Alexa Cuellar, Waltham Partnership for Youth

Amy Schaffer, Community Volunteer,Development Committee Chair 

Elaine Wong, retired, Brandeis University

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Community Advisory Council

Liz AlJammal, School Committee Member

Alexandra Babbist, Program Coordinator, Julie’s Family Learning Program

Larry Bailis, Associate Professor, MPP, Brandeis University

Marina Paige Bartley, Retired ED, Former FWFS, WPY

Alemayehu Bekele, Education Development Center (EDC)

Alwina Bennett, Retired, Brandeis University

Elizabeth Brach, Consultant, Brach Evaluation & Consulting, LLC 

Debra  Brush, Director, Early Literacy Services, Family Access of Newton

Gabriela Canepa, Founder, Breaking Barriers

Ana Carmona, Children’s Charter

Ginger Connearney, Retired, WHS

Connee Counts, Retired teacher, Community supporter

Katherine Cunningham, The Rivers School

Kaytie Dowcett, Education and Non-Profit Consultant

Marianne Duffy, Director of WSO, Waltham Public Schools

Anne Dugan, Development Director, Family ACCESS of Newton 

Rabbi David Finkelstein, Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel

Bill Fowler, Former Waltham City Council, Retired community supporter

John Frassica, School Committee

Jane Gately, School Committee

Keith Gilbert, CEO, Park Lodge Hotel Group

Margarita Grande                        

Robert Herrera    

Jessica Herwick, Waltham Fields Community Farm                   

Liz Homan, Arlington Public Schools, formerly WPS

Tammi Kibler, Gore Place

Cynthia Lasker, volunteer

Marya Levenson, Professor of Education, retired, Brandeis University

Kelly Linehan, Director, Waltham Public Library

Jeannette MacInnes, Senior Associate Director, Bentley University

Tom Maehl, First Lutheran Church

Gary Marchese, former Waltham City Council 

Janis Marchese, teacher, WPS

Bob Marcou, Retired/Former Owner, Marcou Jewelers

Cheryl  Marcou, Marcou Jewelers

Jeannette McCarthy, Mayor, City of Waltham

Britta McNemar, retired, Waltham Family School

Mithra Merryman, Lawyer, Greater Boston Legal Services, Latinas Know Your Rights

Myriam Michel, Executive Director, Healthy Waltham

Vinodini Murugesan, Brandeis University

Bonnie Newman, Consultant

Claudia Olivero, Symonds                     

Alla Ovechkis, Assistant VP - Branch Manager, Rockland Trust

Jonathan Paz, Waltham City Council  

Mary Jo Rendon, Waltham High School

Molyna Richards, Executive Director, Waltham Chamber

Daniela Romero, Boston College Law School

Nuria Sanchez, WFS Alumna, Board of WATCH   

Sheryl Seller, Brandeis University

Brian Shea, Senior Associate Director of Students, Programs, and Center Operations, Bentley University

Matthew Sheehy, Brandeis University

Delia Soza, WFS alumna

Mary Sprogell, Librarian, Waltham Public Schools

Tom Stanley, Waltham City Council & MA State Rep

Nadene Stein, Administrator of Pupil Personnel, Waltham Public Schools

Rachel Kramer Theodorou, Lecturer in Education, Brandeis University

Sandra Vasquez, Kindergarten Teacher, Waltham Dual Language School

Pat Vasquezi, Principal, Retired, Whittemore Elementary School

Carlos  Vidal, Waltham City Council  

Lizeth  Wakuthii Gatei, DCF

Jonathan White, Associate Professor, Director, Service Learning, Bentley University

Karen Wilinski, Attorney at Law

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