2018 Ed Award Recipient


Megan Ashe

The Excellence in Education “Ed” Award is given to an individual in the community who leadership, acts, and support have raised the level of excellence in the Newburyport Public Schools.

Megan’s contributions to the NEF are certainly immeasurable as she has made the mission of the NEF her own mission over the past 11 years. By tirelessly pouring her heart and soul into every aspect of the organization, she worked hard so students would have every resource available to ensure their success. She led the NEF as its president for 3 years, was an active board member the 3 years prior, assisted with the NEF’s signature Lighthouse Auction, and was a member of the Business Coalition. Her passion and work ethic ensured success, helping to raise thousands of dollars to support the literacy closet, NHS auditorium renovations, and the district-wide STEM initiative to name a few.