Meet our Members

      • Meet Our Members

        Michele Granger
        Michele has been on the ASRSC since being elected to a three-year term in May of 2011. Michele is an active board member of the AEF, now ASEF since 2008, and has been a former member of PHT PTO. She served as a parent on the Regional Strategic Planning Committee. She has served on the contract negotiation team and represented the Committee at DEAC meetings. Michele has two children in the district; Nicholas, a member of the Class of 2020, and Emily, a member of the Class of 2022.

        Joyce Reischutz
        Joyce has three sons, all of whom attended Shirley Public Schools and went on to have successful college careers. She was an active leader in the Shirley Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years and was the Committee Chairman in both groups. Joyce still coordinates a very successful annual food drive with the Scouts. Her interest in children prompted her to run for Shirley School Committee, where she served for nine years and three as Chairman. During that time, she also served on the Middle School Study Committee, the Design Committee, and the Building Committee. The formation of the new Regional District prompted Joyce to run again and she was elected to a one-year term in 2010 and then a three-year term in 2011. Joyce was a member of the Negotiating Team which recently concluded a new contract for the combined teachers' union. She was a member of the ASRSD Building Committee and Chair of the Sustainability Working Group. 

        Cheryl Simmons
        Cheryl was elected to the Ayer Shirley Regional School District School 
        The committee in 2019 for a three-year term. Prior to the regional district forming, she served two terms on the Ayer school committee and was part of the sub-committee studying regionalization and forming a regional agreement with Shirley. Cheryl earned her bachelor's degree in education at San Diego State University and her master's in special education from Fitchburg State University. She has further training and a certificate in school administration. Cheryl has worked as a teacher and administrator at a nearby school district for the past 25 years. Cheryl has three children with her husband Scott; two boys who graduated from Ayer Shirley in June 2018, and both currently attend UMass Amherst. Their daughter attends Ayer Shirley High School. All three of Cheryl and Scott's children have been active in various hockey programs, including those through schools. This has kept the whole family very busy at rinks all over New England.

        Jim Quinty
        Born and raised in Shirley, Jim attended St. Anthony's parochial school, LAW junior high school, and graduated from Ayer High School in 1974. Jim earned his BSME from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MSME from Boston University. Jim has 10 years of experience in the design and manufacture of aircraft engines for General Electric, Lynn, MA with his last position being as the manager of process technology operation for Lynn Engine Group. Jim left on a 1-year leave of absence to help out with the family business, (Shirley Fuel and Gas), 22 years ago. Jim currently resides in Shirley with his wife Beth, and their three high school-age children, Deran, Catherine, and Sierra. 

        Erica Spann
        Erica was elected to a three-year term in May of 2021. In 2020, Erica helped start and served as community co-chair of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion subcommittee. She is an active volunteer in local groups such as New Hope Community Church Food Pantry, Ayer Women's March, and a community parent group. Erica is a 2005 graduate of Ayer High School. She is a Director of Health Information Management at a local hospital. Erica has one child in the district, Rihana.

        Chris Rupprecht
        Chris was elected to the ASRSD School Committee in 2021 for a three-year term. He lives in Shirley with his wife Kate, and two children, Finley and Kai, who are both students at LAW. Chris earned his Bachelors in History from Weber State University and his Masters of Education from Lesley University. Chris worked as an educator and school administrator in Boston Public Schools prior to joining The Achievement Network (ANet) 10 years ago. At ANet, a national non-profit, he serves as the Vice President of Program Operations. In that role, he leads teams building and delivering high-quality instructional products and resources to traditionally underserved communities, as well as working directly with school and district leaders to support implementation.

      Contact Us

      Name Position Email Address
      Michele Granger School Committee Member mgranger@asrsd.org
      Jim Quinty School Committee Member jquinty@asrsd.org
      Joyce Reischutz School Committee Chair jreischutz@asrsd.org
      Chris Rupprecht School Committee Member crupprecht@asrsd.org
      Cheryl Simmons School Committee Vice Chair csimmons@asrsd.org
      Erica Spann School Committee Member espann@asrsd.org

      School Committee Members

      School Committee Members