Claire Leheny

Claire joined AISNE in 2015 as the organization’s Executive Director. Prior to joining AISNE, Claire was the founding Executive Director of the National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP), which brings together public and independent schools to build partnerships that expand opportunities for students. Claire began her career as an independent school teacher, coach and Read More

Sara Wilson

Sara joined AISNE as Director of Accreditation in 2018. Prior to joining AISNE, Sara was Senior Director of School Accreditation & School Improvement at the American Montessori Society. She began her work in education as a kindergarten teacher in public and independent schools before becoming a Montessori Early Childhood teacher and teaching in public and Read More

Becky Biggs

Becky Biggs joined AISNE in the summer of 2018. She has a B.A. from Colby College and a M.Ed. from Lesley University. A 2000 graduate of the Shady Hill School Teacher Training Center, Becky currently serves on Shady Hill School’s TTC Advisory Board. Before joining AISNE, Becky spent 20+ years in schools in Maine, Massachusetts, Read More

Kristin Bedard

Kristin brings a valuable combination of marketing, communications, and independent school experience to AISNE. She began her career at The Boston Globe and Boston.com, developing and marketing new products. Kristin’s passion for the convergence of marketing and technology, along with the rise of social media and marketing automation, took her to Forrester in 2012, where Read More

Eliza Alexander

Eliza joined AISNE in the fall of 2020. Prior to AISNE, Eliza was the Executive Director of the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England (ISANNE). She is thrilled about the recent merger between AISNE and ISANNE and the potential a unified network holds for member schools. Eliza worked in the independent school community in Read More

Betsy O’Brien

Betsy joined AISNE in 2019. A graduate of Fontbonne Academy and John Carroll University, she also has a certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University. Prior to joining AISNE Betsy dedicated a year of service through AmeriCorps working with City Year Boston. She joined AISNE from Boston Globe Media, where she was immersed in the Read More

Alexander Noren

Alexander joined AISNE in 2019 as Director of Finance, Technology, and Research. Alexander began his career at PWC where we worked as a licensed CPA with large nonprofits assisting them with tax and compliance work. He then transitioned to working with small nonprofits specializing in streamlining back-office, bookkeeping processes. He has worked with start-ups, small Read More