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Members of the School Committee

Mr. Richard Pearson, Chair

Committee Member Since: 2018
Present Term: 2021-2024
Occupation: Associate Executive Director MIAA/MSAA
Committee Strengths: Former teacher and principal, 23 years; 6 years working with state associations for all principals PreK-12 (MSAA) and high school interscholastic athletics (MIAA); Chairperson of DESE Educational Personnel Advisory Council; experience working with DESE and State Legislators on various educational initiatives and issues.
Home Address: 16 Merigan Way
Email:  [email protected] 
Phone: 508-543-5618 (home)
Best time to contact: Anytime.  Leave a message and your call will be returned.

Ms. Sarah LiDonni, Vice Chair

Committee Member Since: 2021
Present Term: 2021-2024
Occupation:  Homemaker
Committee Strengths:  Fiscally conservative, focused on students and families, strong delegating and collaborating skills.
Home Address:
 149 Chestnut Street
Email:  [email protected]; [email protected]
Phone:  508-530-1936
Best time to contact:  Anytime

Mr. Brent Ruter

Committee Member Since: 2019
Present Term: 2022-2025
Occupation:  Educator -- Teacher and Department Chair
Committee Strengths:  Policy analysis, strategic planning, program evaluation, faculty development. 
Home Address: 46 Spring Street
Phone:  774-469-0660
Email:  [email protected]
Best time to contact:
  Evenings and weekend mornings

Mr. Rob Canfield

Committee Member Since:  2019
Present Term: 2022-2025
Occupation: Management Consultant focusing on marketing and organizational improvement.
Committee Strengths: Change management, quality improvement, process development and system design.
Home Address: 15 Ouimet Lane
Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 508-878-9481    
Best time to contact after 4 p.m.

Ms. Michelle Thackston

Committee Member Since: 2023
Present Term: 2023-2026
Occupation: Biologist turned volunteer
Committee Strengths: Skilled project manager, data savvy, extensive experience with organizational budgets 
Home Address: 16 Grover Lane
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 508-816-4372
Best time to contact: Anytime