Committee 21

Committee for Education in the 21st Century
Wellesley, MA

Who We Are


Committee for Education in the 21st Century ("Committee 21") is a volunteer-run, non-partisan, citizen organization comprised of a Board of Directors, representatives from each of the Wellesley Public Schools and school supporters throughout the Wellesley community.

The mission of Committee 21 is to actively support the goals of the Wellesley Public Schools and advocate for resources to achieve these goals. 

Our objectives:

  • To inform Wellesley residents of the key issues facing our public schools;

  • To serve as a resource of information on the school budget and other important School Committee decisions; and

  • To organize and mobilize support for critical decisions.

Support for education in Wellesley has traditionally been strong. In 1990, the first advocacy group, "Committee for the 90s," was formed in response to proposed cuts in the WPS budget. The concept was briefly revived as WISE (the Wellesley Initiative Supporting Education), and in October 2005 finally was relaunched as Committee 21.

Though the name has changed, the purpose of the committee has not: To advocate on behalf of the WPS and educate Wellesley voters about issues related to the schools.

2014-15 Committee 21 Board Members

  • Colette Aufranc
  • Rebecca Cahaly
  • Diane Campbell
  • Susan Clapham
  • Julia de Peyster
  • Sharon Gray
  • Eunice Groark
  • Carol Morrow
  • Delissa Prideaux
  • Susan Ryan
  • Erica Recht

Committee 21 School Representatives

Wellesley High School: Polly Fraga
Wellesley Middle School: 
Bates Elementary:  Susan Frigoletto
Fiske Elementary: 
Hardy Elementary: 
Hunnewell Elementary: Beth Dublin and Krista Vanourny
Schofield Elementary: Becky Cole
Sprague Elementary: Rebecca Cahaly, Mate Converse & Eunice Groark
Upham Elementary: Erica Recht
PAWS (Preschool at Wellesley Schools):