Nancy Cavanaugh (Chair)Term: 2016-2019
Address: 25 Priscilla Road
Serves on the following Sub-Committees:
Budget Advisory Group
Turf Field Committee (voting member)The Bridge (Chair)Serves in a Liaison Role to:The Chamber of Commerce
Board of Selectmen
Capital Improvements CommitteeAs Chair, serves as:The Committee Spokesperson
My husband and I moved to Hopkinton in 1998 where we fell in love with the community and the schools, which have proved ideal to raise our 4 children, now aged 9-20.
I am committed to working on the wide range issues our schools face and for working on behalf of all of our students.
I hold a master’s degree in social work and, professionally, currently work as a mental health emergency services clinician.
Meena Bharath (Vice Chair)Term: 2017-2020
Address: 213 Ash Street
Serves on the following Sub-Committees:The Education Collaborative (TEC) (voting member)
Community Communications Group
Marathon Fund Committee (voting member)SC Menu on HPS WebsiteServes in a Liaison Role to:The Senior Center
The Planning BoardMy husband and I, along with our baby boy made Hopkinton home in 2010. My passion for education, strong conviction in quality public education, and support from community members, made me run for School Committee.
I believe every child is unique with potential that needs to be unfolded and the child inspired - they are our artists, engineers, trombone players, baseball players, youtubers, writers, fashion designers. We must respect every child, understand their needs and provide the infrastructure that brings out the best in them, setting a culture that respects and cares for all involved - teachers, administrators, parents, community.
My professional career involved cross organizational project delivery, data analysis and business process management in Financial Risk. I volunteer as a Greeter at the Hopkinton Senior Center, and as a Math tutor at Framingham Public Library. I also serve on the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Jennifer DevlinTerm: 2017-2020
Address: 12 Cunningham Street
Serves on the following Sub-Committees:Elementary School Building Committee (voting member)Policy ReviewSustainable Green Committee (voting member)Center School Re-Use (non-voting member)Has additionally taken on:School Committee Meeting Minutes Review
Shortly after moving to Hopkinton in 2004, I began a career as a middle school teacher in the Southborough Public Schools, and furthered my own education earning a doctorate from Northeastern University in Curriculum Leadership; I have authored curriculum in reading, a variety of writing genres, a math lab, and health.
With two school-aged children in Hopkinton, I chose to run for School Committee in 2017 in order to take an active role maintaining the exemplary level of education we have in our small but growing community.
When not at committee meetings, I coach girls soccer, volunteer with the HPTA, & shuttle my children to sports and extracurricular activities.
Amanda FargianoTerm: 2018-2021
Address: 17 Tammer Lane
Serves on the following Sub-Committees:Website Steering Committee (Chair)Policy ReviewMetrowest Innovative Education Roundtable ConsortiumServes in a Liaison Role to:Hopkinton Organized for Prevention (HOP)Metrowest STEM Education Network
A resident of Hopkinton since 2010, I have spent the majority of the last nineteen years raising our two sons (one now a sophomore in college and one a junior at Hopkinton High School), and volunteering in the schools and communities in which I have lived. While our family is often found participating in activities involving music and athletics, I am also very interested in efforts supporting STEM education, citizenship and lifelong learning.
Professionally, I began my career in IT and currently work in finance and HR, supporting a small e-commerce consultancy.
Meg TylerTerm: 2018-2021
Address: 36 Downey Street
Serves on the following Sub-Committees:Irvine-Todaro Committee (voting member)
Community Communications Group
SC Menu on HPS Website
Elementary School Building Committee (non-voting member)Serves in a Liaison Role to:The Youth Commission
I am the mother of two, a beautiful nine-year old boy with autism and a young woman who is now a senior in college. I am also a professor of humanities who teaches ethical philosophy and literature at Boston University. My students create art and research projects that respond to troubling or provocative current events. In my scholarship, I write about the intersection between art and ethics, for example, the way formal and stylistic choices writers make reflect ethical thinking. Each summer I work with the Menino Scholars, a group of fantastic Boston public high school students who are headed to BU on full scholarships.