Nancy Vetstein Hershfield Brings Key Perspective as School Embarks on Strategic Planning Process

Nancy Vetstein Hershfield, daughter of League School of Greater Boston co-founders Leona and Arnold Vetstein, has rejoined the Board of Directors. Her brother was the inspiration for establishing the school. Her family has devoted their lives to helping students with Autism Spectrum Disorder live to their fullest potential. She previously served on the Board from 1997 to 2011.

Nancy Vetstein Hershfield rejoins the Board of Directors after 9 year hiatus

Ms. Hershfield joins at a pivotal time as the League School embarks on a six to nine-month strategic planning process to position the school for future growth. Once developed, the plan will provide a two- to three-year roadmap for the future. The Board of Directors along with other stakeholders will help develop the plan and once it’s finalized will measure the school’s progress toward its goals and objectives.

“We are honored that Nancy is rejoining the Board,” said Board Chairman, Roger Lockwood. “As we embark on creating a strategic plan, her insights and perspective will be particularly helpful. Nancy’s presence gives us a direct link to the school’s rich traditions and its history. She is a pleasure to work with, and her knowledge, insights, and perspective in special education and autism will be invaluable.”

“I hope to shine a historical light on the school’s founding vision as it looks to an even brighter future,” said Ms. Hershfield. “The League School has a very special place in my heart. From painting the first desks to serving as a board member, I am honored and proud to support my parents’ pioneering legacy in helping students with autism reach their fullest potential.”

Ms. Hershfield is the founder of The Outbox, Inc., a brand strategy and copywriting company. She writes brand-building collateral communications for a variety of companies with an emphasis on the financial industry. Prior to establishing her business, she worked in marketing communications for Fidelity Investments and in the public relations department of Mullen Advertising. She began her career as assistant editor of the Radcliffe Quarterly and style writer for Boston magazine.

Hershfield with her father, Dr. Arnold Vetstein, former League School Executive Director Frank Gagliardi (left), and Board Chairman Roger Lockwood (right).

Ms. Hershfield has served as a trustee and chair of Sudbury’s Goodnow Library, co-chair of Falmouth Academy’s Parent Association, a board member of the Boston-Area Jewish Education Program, and an associate member of Sudbury Ponds and Waterways Committee. She is a graduate of Harvard College with an AB in English and American literature.

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