The Alliance for Brookline Schools is proud to endorse

Suzanne Federspiel

Andy Liu

Mariah Nobrega

for Brookline School Committee!

Please vote for these three amazing candidates on Tuesday June 9th.

Suzanne, Andy, & Mariah believe that:

  • Elementary schools must promote a comprehensive curriculum that integrates science and social studies with language arts and mathematics.
  • Educators must have the time, support, and freedom to do their best and most creative work with children.
  • We must work toward racial justice and equity by supporting all students and striving to eliminate system-wide structural racism.
  • We must have green schools that teach our children to be good stewards of the future.
  • At the district level, financial management must be based on long-term planning and clear priorities.
  • At the school level, educators, families, and administrators must work together to develop budgets that reflect each school community’s priorities.


Suzanne Federspiel  was elected to the School Committee in 2017. She has been an educator for more than thirty years in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Most recently she served as a special education teacher, a literacy coach, and then as an elementary school principal for the Boston Public Schools.  She is currently a teacher mentor in Boston. In addition to her degrees in education from U-Conn, Storrs and U-Mass, Amherst, Suzanne has an MBA from Boston University. She and her husband have lived in Brookline since 1985. Their two children attended Pierce School and Brookline High School.

Andy Liu is a Pierce School parent, a neuroscientist, and a Town Meeting Member for Precinct 10. He and Rachel Wilson have a son who is a second grader at Pierce and a graduate of BEEP. Andy holds a BA in philosophy from Harvard University and a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He works as a research fellow in neurobiology at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he does experiments to understand how cells in the eye sense light and communicate with the brain. He wants the Brookline Public Schools to lead the nation in fostering experimentation, creativity, and joy in learning.

Mariah Nobrega attended Lawrence and Brookline High School.  She and her husband have 3 children at Brookline High, Pierce School and preschool. She has been a Town Meeting Member since 2009 and was a member of the Brookline Advisory (finance) Committee 2015-2020. In 2019 she was appointed to the Brookline Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations.  She was treasurer of the Pierce PTO from 2014-2019 and is in her first term as co-president of the Brookline High School Alumni Association. She holds a BA in Political science from NYU and an MBA from Northeastern, where she works in the College of Engineering.