School Committee Members

The Andover School Committee can be reached at schoolcommittee@andoverma.us

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Susan K. McCready
Chairperson
Susan McCready, Chairperson, has been a member of the Committee since 2015. Susan’s professional career was spent in the financial services technology and commercial banking sectors. Susan has held a number of volunteer positions in the Andover Public Schools and the community including Sanborn Elementary PTO Co-President, ACE Leadership Council, literacy tutor, and The Mother Connection President and Board Advisor. 
 
Susan is a 4th generation Andover resident and graduate of the Andover Public Schools. She and her family have lived in Andover since 2003 and her daughter currently attends Andover High School.  Susan has a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University and an MBA and Masters in Management Information Systems (MS-MoIS) from The Katz School at The University of Pittsburgh. Susan’s current term expires in 2024.

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Tracey E. Spruce, Esq.
Vice Chairperson
Tracey Spruce has served on the Andover School Committee since March 2018. Tracey has practiced law for more than 20 years and currently runs her own law firm in Andover. In her practice, she ensures her clients are in compliance with applicable employment laws, drafts and updates workplace policies, delivers trainings to employees on topics such as harassment and discrimination prevention, conducts workplace investigations into allegations of misconduct, and helps clients to negotiate resolutions to employment-related disputes. Tracey is also a certified civil mediator. In the community, she engages in fundraising and other volunteer efforts to support local non-profit organizations, and volunteers in support of her children’s athletic and fine arts activities. 
 
Tracey has two children who attend Andover High School. She earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and J.D. from Boston College. Tracey’s current term expires in 2024.

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Lauren M. Conoscenti, Ph D.
Committee Member
Lauren Conoscenti has served on the Andover School Committee since June 2020. She is currently the Assistant Head of School for Analytic Support and Assessment at Phillips Academy Andover, where she oversees data collection and analysis to support the academy's strategic initiatives. She also provides primary leadership for policies regarding the preservation, management, and governance of institutional data. Previously, she worked in the Office of Institutional Research at Tufts University, where she collected, analyzed, and communicated data to support informed decision-making across the university. 

Additionally, in the Andover community, Lauren has served on the South Elementary School Improvement Council and the South PTO. She volunteers for A Better Chance of Andover, co-leads an Andover Girl Scout troop, and is a member of the Andover Community Garden Association. 

Lauren has two children in the Andover Public Schools. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, both in psychology. Lauren's current term expires in 2023. 
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Emily DiCesaroEmily DiCesaro
Committee Member
Emily DiCesaro was elected to the Andover School Committee in 2022. She is a professional in human-centered user experience design for IBM and has been working in various roles in her industry for 23 years. Emily's passion to create digital design has motivated her life experiences and produced an impressive travel record, with wide-spanning temporary domiciles from Seattle to Scotland. Her travel and observational prowess have placed Emily in the unique position of leading the user experience design for applications that serve the corporations that take great strides in reducing their impact on our global climate. 

Emily moved from Chicago with her family to Andover in 2013 in search of the best opportunity for her children. In the years following, her previous energy spent on world travel has been directed to improve that opportunity by getting involved in organizing school events and field trips, volunteering for The Wish Project, The Mother Connection, and Neighbors in Need. Emily was appointed to the Andover Youth Center Steering Committee by Town Manager Andrew Flanagan prior to her election to the School Committee. She is also serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Racial Climate and Reporting working group.

Emily has a B.A. in Graphic Design from St. Olaf College and a M.Sc. in Design and Digital Media from Edinburgh University.
 
Emily's term expires 2025.

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Sandis WrightSandis Wright
Committee Member
Sandis Wright became a member of the School Committee in 2022.  He has worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 25 years and is currently Managing Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) supporting Information Management. In his current role, he’s responsible for data acquisition and integration to deliver analytic insights to business consumers for the Federal Employee Program. He also participates on the BCBSA Diversity Council and co-leads the Pride Employee Resource Group.
 
Sandis and his family have lived in Andover since 2011.  His two daughters attend Andover Public Schools.  He has held a number of volunteer positions throughout Andover including currently serving on the board of A Better Chance (ABC) of Andover and was previously appointed to the Town of Andover Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and participates on various working groups. He also supports the Bancroft PTO and Doherty PAC, Andover Parent to Parent and has been a co-team manager for Destination Imagination.
 
Sandis has a B.S. from Westbrook College (at the University of New England) and holds a Scrum Master Certification for agile project development.   
 
Sandis’ term expires 2025.

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