Contact Information

Office of Finance and Operations

89 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

PH:    781-786-5230

FAX:  781-786-5279

Cynthia D. Mahr, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

Cindy is responsible to administer all aspects of the school system’s business operations; manage the municipal financial accounting system; prepare the annual budget and monitor expenditures; prepare and analyze strategic and long-range planning projections; and supervise human resources, food service, facilities, and transportation departments.


Other duties include negotiate collective bargaining agreements, as well as the associated analysis and explanation of proposals; implement and supervise policies for community use of facilities, non-resident pupils; collect tuition and fees; and maintain active liaison with Town Boards, Town Accountant, Treasurer, Assistant Town Manager and Town Manger.

Phyllis Bertino, Administrative Assistant (ext. 5231)

Phyllis manages the operations of the Business Office; oversees pre-school tuition collections; manages compliance with the federal time and effort requirements; processes applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and assists users of the MUNIS system.

Marcia Cormay, Administrative Assistant (ext. 5232)

Marcia processes building, field and pool use forms; bills and reconciles user fees; assists users of the MUNIS system; collaborates with Town Recreation, Athletics and Youth Groups; and assists the operations of the Business Office.

Ashley Lopes, Budget Analyst (ext. 5236)

Ashley provides training and on-going assistance on the MUNIS system to all school employees; monitors expenses for all fund types; develops the annual budget; oversees the on-line payment center (Vermont Systems); compiles state and federal reports; and answers inquiries by the School Administration, School Committee, Finance Committee and the public.



PH:   781-786-5234

Fax:  781-786-5279

Donna Garlisi, Bookkeeper (ext. 5233)

Donna processes accounts payable related to food services and utilities; faxes and distributes purchase orders; oversees the supply bid process; monitors and reports grant and revolving expenses, including WEEFC; deposits and reconciles revenue; reconciles student activity agency accounts with the accounting system; e-mails monthly expenditure and open encumbrance reports to all budget managers.

Anne Keyes, Bookkeeper (ext. 5237)

Anne processes accounts payable for all other expense types (general fund, grant and revolving funds and WEEFC); obtains confirmation of receipt of goods; processes purchase order modifications; and maintains the vendor file. 



PH:   781-786-5238

Fax:  781-786-5269


             Payroll Specialist (ext. 5238)


The Payroll Specialist answers questions related to pay checks, pay frequency, pay dates, missing checks; creates timesheets; processes mortgage and employment verifications; updates the payroll system (name and address changes); and manages the accrual system.  In addition, the payroll specialist is responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement Board (MTRB) deductions with their on-line reporting system.


Human Resources

PH:   781-786-5260

Fax:  781-786-5269

Shana Connerney, Human Resource Specialist (ext. 5261)

     Country School (preK - Grade 3)

     Woodland School (preK - Grade 3)

     Field School (Grade 4 - Grade 5)

     Central Office

     Food Services


 Gina McDonald, Human Resource Specialist (ext. 5262)

     Middle School (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

     High School (Grade 9 - Grade 12)


     Buildings and Grounds


Shana and Gina are responsible for all aspects of the hiring process; background check processing; answering questions about benefits and contracts; tracking accrual (sick, personal and vacation) time; sick bank programs; medical and maternity leave requests; and retirement processing.


456 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

PH:   781-786-5280

Fax:  781-786-5289

Robert Wells, Transportation Coordinator (ext. 5285)

Bob is responsible for oversight of the school transportation system including building safe and efficient routes; supervising drivers and monitors; collaborating with Town DPW and Athletic Director; and developing procedures to ensure the safe transport of all students.

Angel Portello, Administrative Assistant (ext. 5281)

Angel responds to public inquiries; coordinates field trips; and bills and reconciles field trip fees.


Food Service

89 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

PH:   781-786-5295, 5296

Fax:  781-786-5859

Tess Sousa, Food Service Director (ext. 5295)

Kelly Shaw, Nutrition Analyst / Farm to School Coordinator (ext. 5292)

Taylor Benson, Bookkeeper (ext. 5296)



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