Meet the Development Team
Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development
Jessie Achterhof has been with Tower since 2007 and was appointed Director of Development in 2012. A graduate of Trinity College in CT, Jessie comes to Tower from the Development Office at Collegiate School in New York City. She is the parent of a Tower kindergartener. Please contact Jessie at email@example.com or 781.631.5800 ext. 258.
Shannon O'Leary, Assistant Director of Development
Shannon joined the Tower community in 2012 by way of Marian Court College in Swampscott. Prior to Marian Court, Shannon managed the Annual Fund at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vermont. Shannon is a graduate of Wheaton College. Please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.631.5800 ext. 211.
Stephanie Curtis, Director of Marketing and Communications
Stephanie Curtis joined the Development Office in 2012. Stephanie is a graduate of UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is also a Tower parent; with children in grades 2 and 4. Contact Stephanie at email@example.com or 781.631.5800 ext. 279.
Jane Leahy, TSPA Liason
Jane Leahy has been with Tower since 2004 and also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Head of School. Her children are in grades 1 and 3 at Tower. Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.631.5800 ext. 208.
Tower School Development Committee
Development at Tower is inclusive of all members of the Tower community. Grandparents, current parents, parents of alumni, alumni, faculty, and friends all contribute toward the development effort at Tower.
Each year, these groups, together with a professional development staff, lead Tower's development program and work together to strengthen Tower School. To make certain our tradition of excellence continues, Tower counts on these members of the community for financial support and voluntary assistance.
2012-13 Advancement Committee: Ken Chicos (Chair), Edye Baker, Meghan Burke, Jim Byrne, Susan Livingston, Emily Sheehan Lopez '88, Gabi Rogers, Peter Sorenson, Chris Stafford, Jessie Achterhof, Sig Orne, Peter Philip, and Dean Sidell.
2012-13 Alumni Leadership Committee: Emily Sheehan Lopez ’88 (Chair), Kate Lockwood Bracken '92, Alethea Walton McCormick ’90, Sig Orne ’80, Dick Sloane, and Mary Lynch Witkowski ’89.
2012-13 Grandparent Committee: Edye Baker (Chair), Allie Blodgett, Noel Costin, Rose Gwin, Mimi Karlyn, Nanci Lane, Audrey Linsky, Suzanne Mooney, and Linda Velleco.