ACE is a volunteer organization comprised of dedicated community members working to enhance the Andover Public Schools.

Board of Directors

Lenore Price, President
Laura Empey, Treasurer
John Chiesa
Annie Gilbert
Carlie Hornbrook
Lauren Kushman
Alexa Stewart
Tina Girdwood, Ex-Officio
Sheldon Berman, Ex-Officio
Jennifer Srivastava, Director

Leadership Council

Jennifer Bentley
Sarah Emerson
Andrew Flanagan
Kerri Ford
Eileen Holzman
Sam Howe
Tony James*
Tom Lazay
Barbara L’Italien
Susan McCready
Rice Powell
Shannon Scully
Phalguni Shah
Cynthia Sherlock
Thyra Sherman
Sherriden Sweeney
Sue Tucker
Lucy Vaill
Eileen Woods
* In Memoriam










Scarecrow Committee

An instant tradition in Andover, this group of volunteers bring to life a beloved fall activity in Andover.  Working with schools, community groups, and businesses, this team meets early in the fall to bring the Scarecrow Festival to downtown Andover.

Tina Girdwood
Carlie Hornbrook
Phalguni Shah
Cindy Sherlock
Jen Srivastava

March Madness

This dynamic team meets mid winter to brainstorm how to make one of the year’s best parties, and a huge fundraiser for our school, even better. Join our team!

John Chiesa, Chair
Eileen Carroll
Claire Chiesa
Becky Crow
Amy Dauphin
Linsey Goldman
Eileen Holzman
Ashley Landers
Nora McDermott
Sarah Walsh
Jen Srivastava



















Teaching Innovation Fund Committee

Each Spring, our volunteers review grant proposals written directly by APS teachers and make funding decisions.  This inspiring process ends with grant decisions that reward innovative ideas and teachers.

Lauren Kushman, Chair
Laura Empey
Carly Hornbrook
Lisa Stump

Join us as a volunteer!

Inspire Our Students to Succeed

ACE is a Field of Interest Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (MA), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID 04-3407816.) Donations to ACE are tax-deductible.

Contact Us



Andover Coalition for Education
P.O. Box 1521
Andover, MA 01810