Board of Directors

The Needham Education Foundation all-volunteer Board of Directors represents a broad cross section of the community including professionals, teachers, business leaders, alumni, and community activists. All share a common commitment—to ensure that the standard of excellence that has been the hallmark of the Needham Public Schools continues.

To express interest in getting involved with the NEF, either by serving as a Community Member on one of our grant review committees, or by serving on our Board of Directors, please contact our Administrative Director at

    2022-2023 NEF Board Members

    School Representatives

    A teacher from each school in Needham serves on the NEF Board of Directors. Please reach out to your School Rep if you have questions about NEF’s grant programs or guidelines.

    Broadmeadow Elementary School: Annie Loeb
    Eliot Elementary School: Jenny Adu
    Mitchell Elementary School: Abby Plouffe
    Newman Elementary School: Kate Distaso
    Sunita Williams Elementary School: Dayna DiCicco
    High Rock Middle School: Maureen Trowbridge
    Pollard Middle School: Sarah Burns
    Needham High School: Paige Rowse

    Board Officers 

    Maggie Shapiro

    Jessica Clayson

    Stephanie Wallace

    Administrative Director
    Sarah Winig

    Board Members

    Jenny Adu
    Katie Alwart
    Janet Barrett
    Sarah Burns
    Stacey Cayer
    Caryn Conway
    Dayna DiCicco
    Kate Distaso
    Kim Forness
    Aubrey Goodman
    Carolyn Crotty Guttilla
    David Linde
    Annie Loeb
    Christina Mathews
    Katie McGrath
    Seema Meloni
    Gabi Oliveira
    Abby Plouffe
    Cheri Pugatch
    Meg Rosenbaum
    Paige Rowse
    Cinzia Solari
    Marissa Traeger
    Maureen Trowbridge
    Valine Valbrun-Paul