NORTH ANDOVER — Laurie Burzlaff has resigned from the School Committee and will soon take the job of executive assistant to Town Manager Andrew Maylor.
Burzlaff, elected to the committee in 2009 and re-elected in 2012, announced her resignation at a recent School Committee meeting. The five selectmen and four remaining School Committee members will meet jointly and choose a successor to fill Burzlaff’s term, which will expire next March.
Burzlaff will be formally introduced to the Board of Selectmen at its Wednesday meeting, along with Matthew Egge, who is replacing Judith Tymon as town planner; and Jean Enright, the new assistant director of community development.
Burzlaff, an attorney who specializes in real estate, graduated from North Andover High School in 1985. She was chosen as chairwoman of the School Committee after she was re-elected to a three-year term.
Burzlaff led an effort to revise all School Committee policies and was the lead negotiator for the board during contract talks with the teachers earlier this year.
“Laurie has been a great asset to us,” said School Committee Chairman Andrew McDevitt. She played a “pivotal” role in the negotiations with the teachers, he added.
The talks concluded just before the end of the last fiscal year June 30, so the teachers were never without a contract.
Adele Johnson, executive assistant to the town manager for the last several years, has been reassigned to help Veterans Services Director Ed Mitchell. She has indicated that she plans to retire in the not-too-distant future.