Gerard (Gerry) CreméChairman of the Board of Education
Gerard (Gerry) Cremé is currently the Board of Education Chairman. Gerry has been an integral member of the BOE since November of 2016, having also previously served in the capacity of Vice Chairman. A two-decade resident of Wood Fern Way with his wife Anne and daughter Catherine, Gerry has also served the Andover community as an AHM Youth and Family Services Lantern Mentor volunteer and an AES volunteer. Gerry brings his educational expertise as a former elementary teacher for 18 years in the South Windsor school system where he taught grades four and five at Pleasant Valley Elementary until his retirement in 2014. He also shares his fiscal expertise and wisdom as a former business owner of a small flower shop in West Hartford the 18 years prior to his career as an educator.
Dr. Christopher J. Bernard Vice-President of the Board of Education
Dr. Bernard serves as the Vice-Chair for the Andover Elementary Board of Education and the Technology liaison between the Board and the Superintendent of Schools. With over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology in both a corporate and educational setting, he helps bring additional insight into how technology can benefit Andover Elementary and our children’s education. Dr. Bernard and his spouse (Aimee) have been residents of Andover, CT since 2019 and can generally be found either working or tending to the oldest house in Andover, CT.
Steven FussMember of the Board of Education
Steven Fuss, originally a native of Northern California, transferred to Connecticut while serving as a Submarine Reactor Operator in the US Navy in 2004. He lives in Andover with his wife Allana (an AES alum), and 3 children: Aria, Alex, and Austin, all of which are current AES students. Steven’s educational background includes degrees in Nuclear Engineering, Energy Systems, and he is currently completing his MBA at Thomas Edison State University. Currently, he works as an Area Manager for Barclay Water Management. Elected to the AES BOE in 2019, Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a parent and businessman. His experience has been instrumental as a BOE representative to both the certified and non-certified union negotiation teams, to the Shared Services Committee, and as the BOE’s financial liaison to the Superintendent.
Shannon O. LoudenMember of the Board of Education
Shannon O. Louden has been a member of the Andover Board of Education since 2015, serving as its Chairwoman until April 2021 and continuing to serve as the liaison to the Capital Improvement Planning Committee. Having graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Political Science and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Shannon has been a lawyer since 1993 and specializes in family law and divorce mediation. She is the Vice Chair of the Andover Democratic Town Committee and has a special interest in political campaign work, having volunteered on many presidential and local campaigns. Shannon's background and expertise are utilized in many ways on the BOE, especially as liaison on policy matters to the Superintendent.
Celeste Willard Member of the Board of Education
Celeste Willard joined the Board of Education in June 2021. As a parent and co-President of the AES PTA, Celeste volunteers much of her time planning activities that benefit students, staff, and the community through fundraising and community outreach. A native of Ellington, and a graduate of the University of Hartford, Celeste resides in Andover with her husband and daughter. Celeste enjoys paddle boarding, gardening, and spending her time with family.
Caitlin McIntosh GreenhouseMember of the Board of Education
Caitlin McIntosh Greenhouse is a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of a practice in Glastonbury, CT. Cait graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2009. She completed undergraduate studies at Connecticut College where she was captain of the equestrian team for two years. A native of New England, Cait returned to Connecticut and settled in Andover in 2015 after practicing in upstate New York for 6 years. When not working, Cait spends most of her time with her husband Mike, their sons Elijah & Wynston, and their animals. They have a small farm with chickens, goats, sheep, bees, horses, a dog and two cats. She enjoys ice hockey and riding her Icelandic horse Valur.
Mike BeckwithBoard of Education Member
Mike Beckwith has been a member of the Andover Board of Education since 2022. He has served as a Mathematics teacher in both the Florida and Connecticut public schools since obtaining his M.Ed from the University of Florida in 2013. Previous to his teaching career, he worked as a tax/audit accountant for Deloitte based in Boston, MA. A native of Connecticut, Mike resides in Andover with his wife and two kids, and can often be found running/cycling/hiking throughout Connecticut.