LPS School Committee
The Lexington School Committee establishes educational goals and policies for the schools in the district, consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards.
(left to right) Scott Bokun; Kathleen Lenihan: Dr. Julie Hackett, Superintendent; Eileen Jay, Chair; Kate Colburn, Vice-Chair; Deepika Sawhney
Eileen Jay, Chair
I have professional experience as an educational researcher at Harvard University where I earned a Doctorate in Education, so thinking about how students learn is what excites me. My two children attended elementary through high school in Lexington, and I have been actively involved with the schools for over 20 years. I love how engaged people in Lexington are and I enjoy talking with folks around town. Always happy to chat with you!
Kathryn Colburn, Vice-Chair
As an attorney and consultant, I have spent my career finding solutions to complex challenges and advocating for others. To be able to use this experience in service to Lexington is a privilege! When I'm not working, attending meetings, or taking care of my three boys (grades 10, 6, and 4), you will find me walking my dog through Willards Woods, Chiesa Fam, or one of the Town's other gorgeous conservation areas.
My commitment to public education goes back to my work as a high school social studies teacher in western Massachusetts and Revere. When my children started school, I became involved with the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) at Bowman and then at Clarke and LHS, serving as the PTO president at each school. I now have two LHS graduates and my youngest is a 10th grader. Lexington is a wonderful community and I'm proud to serve the student, parents, and staff on the School Committee.
Lexingtonians are well intentioned, hardworking people who are generous with their time and efforts to create better schools, community and town. As a couple we settled here over twenty five years ago, and have raised a family of two children, two cats and a dog. Along the way, I have acquired an MBA and an MIS degree from Boston University and have worked in consulting firms and non profits. Some of my most rewarding moments have been while engaged as a parent volunteer for LPS; as a Big Backyard volunteer, STEM coach, PTO president, LEF board member or simply an extra pair of hands when required. Lexington has become home.
For thirteen years I taught preschool right here in town at Hancock Nursery School where I got to help children succeed in their first school experience. My wife and I have two daughters who have gone completely through the exceptional Lexington Public Schools, from Bridge to Clarke to LHS and beyond. Being on the Lexington School Committee, I hope my contribution to Lexington, which has such a dynamic citizenry, will help support families in helping their children learn and grow and become well-rounded participants in our community.
To Contact the School Committee:
Mail for the School Committee may be sent to:
Lexington School Committee, Lexington Public Schools, 146 Maple Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Committee E-mail may be sent to: email@example.com.
To reach individual members of the school committee, click on the names in the table above. There are links to each members individual School Committee mail accounts.
Please keep in mind that E-mail created or received by the School Committee is a public record and subject to the requirements of the Public Records Law. G. L. c. 66. For more information, see the Supervisor of Public Record Bulletin 1-99.