Staff / Contact Information

Committee on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514


Main Phone: 781-425-7700
Fax: 781-425-1001

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George H. Edwards
Director, CPS

George joined CPS in 2009 after many years of service to New Hampshire and New Jersey schools, where he served as Social Studies teacher, assistant principal and principal. George has the distinction of having opened two New Hampshire high schools as founding principal. He earned his MEd in administration and his BS in social studies education from Keene State College.

Alyson M. Geary
Deputy Director, CPS

Alyson is a highly respected educator who has been both an assistant principal and principal at Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the NEASC staff in 2013, Alyson served as a member of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools, chairing several visiting teams for decennial accreditation visits. She received her BA from Brigham Young University, and her EdM in School Leadership from Harvard.

Edward J. Gallagher, III
Associate Director, CPS

Ned joined CPS in 2010 after many years of service to New Hampshire and Massachusetts schools where he served as English teacher and principal. Ned holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, an MEd from Boston University, and CAGS from Harvard University.

Francis Kennedy
Associate Director, CPS

Fran joined CPS in 2017. Over his 22 years as a distinguished high school principal in Connecticut, he led two high schools through comprehensive construction projects and served the Connecticut Association of Schools through myriad roles, including president. He holds a BS from Southern Connecticut State University, a MS and superintendent certificate from Central Connecticut State University, and an administrative certificate from the University of Connecticut.

William M. Wehrli
Associate Director, CPS

Bill joined the CPS team in early 2016 and brings over 25 years of experience working in public schools. He spent his early career working with at-risk students in California, later serving as principal at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, MA. He earned his BA from Wesleyan University, and his EdM from Harvard University. 

Donna Spencer-Wilson
Executive Assistant, CPS

Linda Angiolillo
Administrative Assistant/Team Coordinator

Sandra Bruno
Administrative Assistant/Team Coordinator

Rachelle Marconnot
Administrative Assistant/Team Coordinator

Melissa Spinosa
Administrative Assistant/Team Coordinator

Margaret Valentine
Administrative Assistant/Team Coordinator