School Committee Members & Subcommittees

The Cambridge School Committee is a seven member board. Six members are elected at large. The Mayor, who is elected from and by the nine elected City Council Members, serves as Chair of the School Committee. The School Committee determines overall School Department policy and budget.

Mark McGovern
Mayor Marc C. McGovern (Chair)
617.349.4321 | Email Marc
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Manikka L. Bowman
857.209.4509 | Email Manikka
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emily dexter
Emily R. Dexter
617.460.1597 | Email Emily
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Fantini2010_thumb.jpg Alfred B. Fantini
617.577.1755 | Email Alfred
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Laurance V. Kimbrough
617.529.3232 | Email Laurance
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fcronin_small.jpg Kathleen Kelly (Vice Chair)
617.899.2064 | Email Kathleen
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Patty Nolan
Patricia M. Nolan
617.642.8752 | Email Patricia
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Student Representatives

Mr. Hersh Kanner and Ms. Sophia Green


Attendance Violation Policy (AV Policy): Emily Dexter (Chair), Kathleen Kelly, Patricia Nolan
Budget (Committee of the Whole): Emily Dexter and Alfred Fantini (Co-Chairs)
Buildings & Grounds: Patricia Nolan (Chair), Manikka Bowman, Alfred Fantini
Communication: Manikka Bowman (Chair), Patricia Nolan
Community Relations: Patricia Nolan (Chair), Manikka Bowman, Laurance Kimbrough
Contract Negotiations (Committee of the Whole): Alfred Fantini and Kathleen Kelly (Co-Chairs)
Curriculum & Achievement: Laurance Kimbrough (Chair), Kathleen Kelly
Governance: Manikka Bowman (Chair), Alfred Fantini, Patricia Nolan
School Climate: Laurance Kimbrough (Chair), Emily Dexter
Special Education & Student Supports: Kathleen Kelly (Chair), Emily Dexter, Laurance Kimbrough
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More Information

Dosha E. Beard: Executive Secretary to the School Committee
Fax: 617.349.6624
To email the entire School Committee, send your email to:

School Committee Office Location
Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, 459 Broadway, 1st Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138

PLEASE NOTE: The School Committee employs the Superintendent and the School Committee Attorney. All other employees are employed directly by the Superintendent of Schools upon recommendation of staff. Click here for information regarding employment opportunities.

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