Marybeth Nearen of Randolph was recognized for her distinguished service to the Blue Hills Regional District School Committee (DSC) as its chair for two consecutive school years at its meeting on December 3, 2019.
Chair Thomas R. Polito, Jr. of Dedham presented her with a handsome plaque adored with a gavel.
Mrs. Nearen was DSC chair during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. She was only the third woman to be on the DSC in Blue Hills Regional’s fifty-plus-year history, and she was just the second female chair.
She brought considerable experience to her role, including being the Randolph School Committee’s Chair of Policy, Vice Chair and Chair, all between 2006 and 2012. Mrs. Nearen was first elected to the Blue Hills Regional District School Committee in 2012, and served on the School Committees of both Randolph and Blue Hills Regional for one year until December 31, 2013. She was formerly Secretary and then Vice Chair of the Blue Hills Regional DSC. Her…