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Fran Cronin

fran_cronin.jpgFRAN CRONIN was raised in New Jersey in a family committed to quality public school education. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Ms. Cronin lived and worked in New York City, Boston, Washington, DC and Moscow, Russia. She moved to Cambridge, the home of her late husband, after his passing in 1998. For the past 15 years, Ms. Cronin has been advocating for access to quality education and learning-to-potential for all Cambridge students. She has served on school hiring committees; was twice elected as co-chair of the Cambridge Parents Advisory Council (C-PAC) for students with special needs and served as an officer of the CRLS School Council. Ms. Cronin co-founded ArtWorks, a collaborative after school program between the List Center for Visual Arts (MIT) and CRLS. She also co-founded MPACT, an advocacy group for families of children with trauma. Ms. Cronin is a certified Orton-Gillingham reading specialist and is currently pursuing her Masters in Journalism through Harvard’s Extension School. Her daughter is a CRLS 2013 graduate and now a college freshman. Ms. Cronin’s 15-year old son has been out-of-district since grade 6. She is honored to be serving her first term as a member of the Cambridge School Committee.