This week the Needham School Committee honored the life and service of former Needham Selectman and School Committee member Gerald “Gerry” Wasserman by naming the Hillside Elementary School media center the Gerry Wasserman Media Center in his memory. Gerry’s family, including his son Michael and his wife Joan, attended the ceremony hosted by School Committee Chairman, Joe Barnes.
Gerry’s commitment to the Town of Needham spanned decades, and his work on behalf of the residents and, especially, the children and families of Needham was a mark of his tenure as a public servant. His passion for education, civility, and social justice made him a key player and advocate for change and growth locally and across the state.
Gerry served on the Needham School Committee from 1990-99.