If you are contacting individual School Committee members, please use the individual email addresses below. If you would like to send requests, comments, or concerns to more than one member or the School Committee as a whole, please send messages to [email protected]Messages sent to more than one individual addressee rather than this group address may not receive a response.

Linda Litcofsky – Chairperson, Salisbury

Linda currently serves on the Finance Subcommittee.

Linda was first elected to the School Committee in May 2008. She is currently serving as the School Committee Chair and a member of the Finance Subcommittee. She previously served as the chair of the Policy Subcommittee. Her involvement in the Salisbury community started with coaching youth sports from 1994 to 2016, as a softball, baseball, and a cheering coach . She volunteers at Star of the Sea church in Salisbury, Our Neighbors’ Table in Amesbury, and she is an active member of the SES PTA.

Linda’s term will expire in the spring of 2024.

Chairperson, Rowley

Nerissa Wallen – Vice Chairperson, Rowley

Nerissa currently serves on the Finance Subcommittee.

Nerissa was first elected to the School Committee in May 2015 and is currently in her third term.   She served as the chair of the Committee from May 2019 – May 2021 and is now the vice chair.  She was assigned to the Finance Subcommittee for her whole tenure, including four years as the subcommittee chair, and served on the Pine Grove School Building Committee from 2016-2019 for the renovation project.  

She was educated in the Triton Regional School system, graduating in 1995.  After time away from the area for college and career, Nerissa returned to Rowley with her husband and two sons in 2012.  Nerissa has always valued life-long learning and hard work, and she has applied that to her School Committee efforts through reviews of and research on the regional agreement and the district’s budget and finances. After recognizing the common issues facing regional school districts, Nerissa also co-founded Support MA Regional Schools, a statewide grassroots group of 1500+ students, families, staff, elected officials, and community members that advocates for positive change at the state level.  She is active in the Pine Grove School PTA and received the MA PTA Carol Woodbury Award for Leadership in 2019 and Advocate of the Year Award in 2021.  

Nerissa’s term will expire in the spring of 2023.

Paul Myette, Newbury

Paul Myette – Secretary, Newbury

Paul currently serves on the Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee

Paul was elected to the School Committee in June of 2020.  In his first year on the committee he has served as a member of the Finance and Policy and Advocacy Subcommittees.  Prior to joining the School Committee Paul spent four years on the Newbury Finance Committee and, in that capacity served one year as the Finance Committee’s representative to the District Communications Committee.  

Paul has spent twenty years working in public education and holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership.  He has two children in the Triton Regional School District.  

Paul’s term will expire in the spring of 2023.

Erin Berger, Salisbury

Erin currently serves on the Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee. 

Erin was elected to the School Committee in May of 2019 as a representative from Salisbury, where she lives with her husband, two sons. Erin is a graduate of the Triton Regional School system and has been actively involved with the school programs since then. She worked for many years with the Music and Performing Arts programs and has volunteered at Salisbury Elementary. Erin also volunteers with the Triton youth sports programs. 

Erin has earned her BS inHealth Education and she earned an MBA. Erin works for a federal consumer protection agency. She was interested in joining the School Committee to support the district and advocate for all students and their families. Erin believes the community, staff, and families should work together to build knowledge and confidence in our students regardless of the path they choose after graduation.  

Erin’s term will expire in the spring of 2022.

Susannah Copland, Rowley

Susannah Copland, Rowley

Susannah currently serves on the Personnel and Negotiations Subcommittee

Susannah was elected to the School Committee in May 2021 as the newest member for a three year term.  Susannah currently serves on the Personnel and Negotiations Subcommittee.  She moved to Rowley nine years ago with her husband and three children, and became active in the Triton School District with her children attending Pine Grove Elementary and the Middle School, as well as town sports and other community events.

Susannah currently works for Dartmouth Hitchcock as a Director of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with a background in health economics and population health. 

Susannah values diversity and inclusion, and looks forward to working with the School Committee members and Superintendent to allow all staff and students across the Triton School District have access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to attain their full potential. 

Susannah’s term will expire in spring of 2024

Paul Goldner, Newbury

Paul currently serves as Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee.

Paul Goldner was re-elected in May 2021. Paul has spent 14 years on the North Shore as a High School Physics teacher. Paul believes strongly that the purpose of public education is to prepare all students to self-actualize throughout their lives. He believes Schools are a part of the community, and prepare students to be members of the community, in a capacity that each student will continuously choose; that schools are institutions of learning, and must nurture each child in order to maximize the learning that occurs. 

Paul’s term will expire in spring of 2024

Maureen Heffernan

Vice Chairperson, Newbury

Maureen Heffernan, Newbury

Maureen currently serves on the Personnel and Negotiations Subcommittee.

Maureen was first appointed to the School Committee by the Newbury Selectboard in June 2015 to fill a vacant seat for one year. She was then elected in May 2016 for a three year seat and then re-elected in 2019. She is currently serving as the Secretary on the Personnel and Negotiations Subcommittee. Maureen has previously served on the Policy and Finance Subcommittees and held Committee positions of Vice Chair and Committee Secretary.

Maureen has been an active volunteer in the Triton schools since she and her husband moved to Newbury with their 3 children in 2007. She is a strong supporter of public education and is the proud mom to two Triton graduates (2016 & 2018) with her third child set to graduate Triton High School in June of 2022. 

Maureen’s term will expire in the spring of 2022.

Caitlin Hunter, Salisbury

Caitlin Hunter, Salisbury

Caitlin currently serves as Chair of the Finance Subcommittee.

Caitlin was appointed by the Committee to serve as the School Committee Liaison to the Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) for the 2021/2022 school year. Caitlin was elected in June 2020 for a three year term.

Caitlin’s term will expire in the spring of 2023.

Paul Lees, Rowley

Paul currently serves as Chair of the Personnel and Negotiations Subcommittee.

Paul was elected to the School Committee in May 2010.   He presently serves on the Personnel & Negotiations Subcommittee.  He has been involved in the Triton Regional School District since 2003 as a bi-weekly parent classroom volunteer, a member of the 2008 Middle School Task Force which performed an analysis of high performing middle schools, attended the Ferry Beach Fifth Grade Environmental Camp as a Parent Chaperone for three years, from 2008 to 2010. Finally, as a Master of the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge in Ipswich he started and developed their own Masonic Angel Fund in 2009 to provide needed financial assistance to local children for such items as basic clothing, eyeglasses and specialized summer camp programs.

Paul earned a BS in Political Science from Salem State College and received a Juris Doctorate in Law from Western New England College School of Law in 1990. He has been a practicing attorney in Gloucester since 1991.

Paul has been a resident of Rowley for the past 28 years and grew up in Ipswich. Married to Jacqueline V. Lees for 31 years, they have been blessed with three children who all graduated from Triton High School.

Paul’s term will expire in the spring of 2022.