for the award
at the Anne T. Dunphy School in
Williamsburg, and both are members
of the Williamsburg Teachers
Note: If your association would like to schedule a retirement workshop at your school, your
local president should call Harold Crowley at 800.392.6175, ext. 8240. Please be aware that
the M TA consultants do not have records of your service, so members are advised to bring
that information along to meetings.
AUBURN — Louise Gaskins: first Saturday of
each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Central Office,
48 S word St., Auburn; 508.791.2121, or at home,
QUINC Y — Harold Crowley: Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M TA, 2 Heritage
Drive, 9th Floor, Quincy; 617.878.8240 or
800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
CAPE COD — Lawrence Abbruzzi: second Saturday
of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barnstable Teachers
Association (B TA), 100 West Main St., Suite #7,
Hyannis; 508.775.8625, or at home, 508.824.9194.
FI TCHBURG — Robert Zbikowski: second Saturday
of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fitchburg Teachers
Association office, 78 Franklin Rd., Fitchburg; Call
978.297.0123 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLYOKE — Ron Lech: third Saturday of each
month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Western Office, 55
Bobala Road, Suite 3, Holyoke; 413.537.2335, or at
LYNNFIELD — Mary Parry: third and fourth
Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Northeast Office, 50 Salem St., Building B,
Lynnfield; 781.246.9779, or at home, 978.372.2031.
PI T TSFIELD — Ward F. Johnson: second Saturday
of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Berkshire
Office, 188 East St., Pittsfield; 413.499.0257, or at
home, 413.443.1722; e-mail: email@example.com.
RAYNHAM — Edward Nelson: third Saturday
of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Southeast
Office, 756 Orchard Street, third floor, Raynham;
508.822.5371. Call Nelson at home: 774.239.7823.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward
McCourt, 781.325.2553; e-mail: emccourt.mccc@
The M TA provides individual retirement consultations throughout the
state to assist members. Proof of membership must be submitted when
requesting retirement services. This schedule is in effect from September
to June except at M TA’s Quincy headquarters, which is staffed during the
summer and school vacations.
REGIONAL RETIREMENT CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE
All consultations are now by appointment only during the hours listed.
F our MTA members were honored recently as outstanding math and science teachers.
In August, President Barack
Obama named 213 educators as
recipients of Presidential Awards for
Excellence in Mathematics and Science
Teaching. The Massachusetts honorees
were among the educators who received
their awards at the DAR Constitution
Hall in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8.
through-sixth-grade educators chosen
Grade 7-12 educators from
Massachusetts selected for the award
were Keith Wright, who teaches
chemistry at Hampshire Regional
High School in Westhampton, and
Neil Plotnick, a math teacher at
Everett High School. Wright is a
member of the Hampshire Regional
Education Association. Plotnick is
a member of the Everett Teachers
Nomination years alternate
between K- 6 and 7-12, so the
awardees named in August represent
two nomination years. Heffernan
and Schweitzer were nominated in
2014, while Wright and Plotnick were
nominated in 2015.
Following their initial selection at
the state level, the winners were chosen
by a panel of scientists, mathematicians
and educators. Each winner receives
a $10,000 award from the National
Science Foundation to be used at his or
The White House press release on
the awards — and more about each
of the recipients — can be found at
Following their initial selection
at the state level, the winners
were chosen by a panel of
John Heffernan Neil Plotnick Karen Schweitzer Keith Wright
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