A Framingham resident since 1985, Dr. Yvonne Spicer grew up in Brooklyn, New York. By the age of 23 she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Technology Education. She started a teaching career in Framingham and rose to department chair before accepting a leadership position in the Newton district where she led initiatives to involve business leaders, colleges and universities in new programs. She continued her education, earning a Doctorate of Education in 2004 at UMASS Boston, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
In 2008 Yvonne was asked to start a new division at the Museum of Science, Boston. She became the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships. In this start up role she developed partnerships with policy makers, municipalities, business leaders, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. She travels and collaborates with leaders in 35 states and internationally. She is a highly recognized speaker. Governor Deval Patrick appointed her to the inaugural Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council. She was reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2017. She is an advisor to the National Governors Association, a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and an Advisory Board Member of the MA State Treasurer’s Economic Empowerment Trust fund.
Yvonne is a Framingham Town Meeting Member representing precinct 6 and she serves on the Ways and Means Committee.