The MTA Annual meeting scheduled for May 1 and 2 in Springfield has been redesigned as a virtual conference which will take place on May 2, from 9 am to 12 pm. During this condensed virtual meeting of delegates, the MTA will approve of its budget for next year and conduct an election of President, Vice President, and our Region 23 Executive Committee member, in addition to other important business of our union.
Delegates are below in alphabetical order (Sarah Emilio represents our district on the Board of Directors, so she will be a 19th vote in our delegation by default).
Anthony J. Parolisi
Haverhill Education Association
HEA 2020 MTA Annual Meeting Delegates
Colleen Beckett is a mother of two who began her teaching in Saugus in 2005 she before moving to Consentino School in 2014 and teaches math and science.
Hi, I am Danielle Bouchard, a literacy coach at Golden Hill School. I have been an educator in Haverhill and a member of the HEA for 15 years. I am currently the new membership committee chair and serve as one of the Building Representatives at Golden Hill. Thank you for choosing me to be a delegate toe the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
Jill Bouchard – I am a teacher at Nettle Middle School and have been the HEA treasurer for the last six years. I accept the nomination to be a delegate for the MTA Annual convention. It is an honor to have been nominated.
Julie Chachus is in her first year as an ESP at Nettle, but has been an educator for 23 years. She is currently working to earn a teacher’s license in Special Education for Moderate Disabilities.
Hello I am Barry Davis the music teacher at Golden Hill School. I have been an educator in Haverhill and a member of the HEA for four years. I currently serve as one of the Building Representatives at Golden Hill. Thank you for choosing me to be a delegate to the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
Suzette DiTonno – I am a third grade teacher at Pentucket Lake and the 2nd Vice President of the HEA. Thank you for the nomination to be a delegate to the MTA Annual Convention.
Hi all! My name is Anita Fowler. I have been a teacher since 1998. I have worked in three states, 4 districts and 5 schools. This is my first year in Haverhill, where I am the K-2 teacher at the TEACH Program. I have always been an active union member. I accept this nomination as a delegate at the MTA convention and hope to be of service.
My name is Nicole LaRose-Sanchez and I’m in my 27th year of teaching. 22 of those years teaching have been in the Haverhill Public School System. Although , I am not originally from Haverhill, we felt it was important to live in the community where I taught and moved to Haverhill almost 20 years ago. My youngest is still a student of the HPS and had many wonderful teachers over the years as did my oldest. During my career I gradually and slowly became involved in the union. My journey began as part of a negotiation team for teachers which led to my current role as a teacher rep. What I have learned being a HPS staff member and union member is the importance of being a team player with our colleagues while advocating for our students‘ learning conditions. Thanks for this opportunity to be a HEA delegate.
Nancy Koorapaty – I have 12 years of experience working at Haverhill High School. I am currently an HEA Rep at the High School. I have tried over the last few years to be more active in the HEA and to attend more MTA meetings. At first I wanted to be more active because I thought we were not getting the best deals at bargaining and instead of complaining I figured I could maybe help out. Secondly, I think a strong union is key to keeping excellent people in the profession. TO be strong we all have to pitch in.
My name is Cyndi O’Shaughnessy and I am the principal clerk at Nettle. I’m in my 8th year as a member of the HEA. First as a member of the ESP unit and now serving as secretary unit representative. Thank you for Choosing me to be a delegate to the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
My name is Anthony Parolisi and I’m an 8th Grade Civics teacher at Consentino. I’ve been an educator and HEA member for 16 years and before becoming president I had been 1st, VP, 2nd VP and a building representative. Thank you for choosing me to be a delegate to the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
My name is Deb Russell, I am a third grade teacher at Golden Hill School. I am honored to be nominated to represent the HEA as a delegate for the MTA Annual Meeting. I am currently the HEA’s Secretary and have been a building representative for about 4 years prior to becoming Secretary. I would be humbled to represent you as a delegate for the Annual Meeting
Lauren Sanguedolce – I teach fifth grade math at J.G. Whittier Middle School, and I have been teaching in Haverhill for 24 years. I am the newly elected treasurer of the union, and I am honored to be representing the HEA as a delegate at the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
My name is Kristen Segan and I am the Seventh Grade Academic Support provider at Nettle School. I have worked in different roles as an ESP from sub separate classes to MSP and now in an academic support role. I have nine years experience working for the Haverhill Public Schools. Thank you for choosing me to be a delegate at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Vickie Steed is an ESP at Moody preschool. She is a building representative and a member of the ESP bargaining team.
Hello All! I am Maeve Torres, the health teacher at Nettle. I am happy to have been nominated as a HEA delegate to the annual MTA convention. This is my fourth year in the Haverhill Public School District and my first year as a Building Rep at Nettle. I served as a delegate to the annual convention during my time as a building rep for the Hull Teachers Association and would be honored to represent the HEA this year.
My name is Katelyn Watts, and I am 7th grade math teacher at Consentino Middle School. I have been a teacher in Haverhill for nine years, and have been working on becoming more active in the union over the past few years. This year I joined the Scheduling Committee and the Membership Committee, and I also ran for treasurer of the HEA for the upcoming year. Thank you for the nomination to be a delegate to the 2020 MTA Annual Meeting.
My name is Maureen Zuber and I am the Sixth Grade Academic Support provider at Nettle. I have nineteen years experience working for the City of Haverhill and the Haverhill Public Schools. I have been a Building Representative and currently serve as the Education Support Personnel Unit Representative. It is with great honor that I accept my nomination to be a delegate at the 2020 Annual Meeting.