Meet your 2022-2023 Springfield Schools PTA board members!

Jessica Austin

VP Union Street School

Jessica Austin has two boys, Wyatt (2nd grade) and Fletcher (PreK). She grew up in Walpole, NH, and has lived in Springfield with her husband for the past 11 years. Together they have two chocolate labs, pigs, and chickens, and when the boys get older, they plan to get cows again! In her spare time Jessica can be found working on one of the many projects around her property. She also enjoys fishing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, making tubing hills in the winter, and relaxing around the campfire with the boys.

Laura Chase

VP Elm Hill School

Laura Chase is mom to Dylan (7) and Hannah (3). She has been a Springfield resident for 9 years and grew up nearby in Windsor. When she's not busy with her job at a child care center, Laura enjoys being crafty and spending time with family.

Hollie Conway


Hollie Conway was born and raised in Springfield. After living for some time out of state, she returned to Springfield and purchased her childhood home, where her family now resides! She has two children: a daughter in 6th grade and a son in 2nd grade. Holly enjoys gardening, reading, attending her kids’ sporting events, and watching reality shows.

Nicole Maresca


Nicole has lived in Vermont for the last ten years but is originally from Massachusetts. She has worked as a mental health counselor in schools for the last several years. She has a son in elementary school who likes swimming, sports, and video games. Nicole especially enjoys traveling with her family and great coffee.

Suzanne Stern


Suzanne Stern spent two decades in New York City before returning to her hometown of Springfield, where her daughter attends Elm Hill School. She endeavors to use her background in the performing arts, research psychology, business, and public relations to help strengthen the community and contribute to Springfield’s ongoing revitalization.