• Sarah Fox

    Sarah Fox -CHAIRPERSON

    Sarah is a lifelong active community volunteer. Most recently she has focused her volunteer efforts on education, notably through the Marblehead Public Schools and Aspire North Shore Early Intervention. Originally from upstate New York, Sarah relocated to Massachusetts to study interior design at Wentworth Institute of Technology. As a professional interior designer, Sarah focused on large scale project management and budget tracking. She is married to a Marblehead native, Matthew Wolverton, and is the proud mother of six young children. Sarah joined the committee in 2019 and has served her first two years as secretary. She will serve as Chairperson for the 2022-2023sy. Sarah’s term expires in June 2025.

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  •  Emily Barron

    Emily Barron - CO-CHAIR

    Emily was elected to the School Committee in June 2020. She lives in Marblehead with her husband and two children. Emily is a residential architect practicing in Marblehead. She joined the Coffin Gerry PTO when her oldest started kindergarten and was President for three years. She is also a member of the Gerry School Building Committee. She served as secretary during the 2021-2022sy and will serve as Co-Chair during the 2022-2023sy. Her term expires June 2023.

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  •  Sarah Gold - COMMITTEE MEMBER

    Sarah Gold - COMMITTEE MEMBER

    Sarah became a member of the Committee in 2018. She served as chairperson from May of 2019 to June of 2022. Sarah moved to Marblehead with her family in 2011 and is originally from the Chicago area. She and her husband have two boys who are in 5th grade and 10th grade. Sarah has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and is a licensed mental health counselor and the school counselor at the Tower School in Marblehead. Her term expires in June 2023.

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  •  Meagan Taylor

    Meagan Taylor - COMMITTEE MEMBER

    Meagan lives in Marblehead with her husband and two daughters. Her professional background is in the financial technology industry with a focus on product deployment and project management. Through personal circumstances, Meagan joined the SEPAC in 2014, becoming co-chair in 2017. Her time on the SEPAC inspired her to run for School Committee in 2018. Meagan served as School Committee vice chair from May of 2019 to June of 2022. Her term expires June 2024.

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  • Alison Taylor - SECRETARY

    Alison Taylor - SECRETARY

    Alison joined the Committee in June of 2022. Alison's term expires in June of 2025.

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  • Subcommittees & Liaisons

    The Marblehead School Committee breaks out into subcommittees to tackle the major responsibilities of the group. Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and published on our Calendar.

     Policy Subcommittee

    The Policy Subcommittee, chaired by Sarah Gold and Emily Barron, makes recommendations to the full board about changes to current policies, addition of new policies and deletion of outdated policies based on changes in law, audits, and recommendations from the Administration. The committee also monitors changes and trends affecting public education and considers new policies to address those changes. More information on School Committee Policies is available here.

      Budget Subcommittee

    The Budget Subcommittee, chaired by Meagan Taylor and David Harris, reviews and monitors issues concerning the implementation of the school district budget and recommends adjustments and modifications to the school district’s budget. Members encourage cost-effective and efficient projects and initiatives which optimize the district’s financial resources to meet the district’s goals.

     Facilities Committee

    The Facilities Committee, chaired by Emily Barron and Sarah Fox, oversees an annual review of the yearly facilities plan, capital outlays and long term facilities needs.

     

    Joint School/Town Committee Representation

    • Bell Coffin Gerry Building Committee: Oversees the school building project while collaborating with the community and the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The committee is made up of school committee members, district administration, teachers, community members, the owner's project manager and the architect. More information is available on the project website. (School Committee Representatives: David Harris (chair) & Sarah Fox)

    • Selectmen MOU Committee: Meet with Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, Finance Committee, and other town officials, as well as the Superintendent and School Finance Director to collaborate on long-term municipal financial goals and efficient use of town resources. (School Committee Representatives: Sarah Gold & Meagan Taylor)

     

    Superintendent’s Advisories

    • Safety Advisory: Work with Superintendent and Town Officials to develop and maintain district safety plans. (School Committee Representative: Sarah Fox)

    • Health/Wellness Advisory: Overview of the Wellness Policy and building-related procedures. (School Committee Representative: Sarah Gold)

    • SALT-Superintendent's Advisory and Leadership Team: Work with Superintendents and other key district stakeholders to support and implement plans for students and staff (School Committee Representative: Sarah Gold and Meagan Taylor)
     

    Liaisons

    • METCO: Emily Barron

    • SEPAC: Meagan Taylor

     

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