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 Sword 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 — Mary Hanna or 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, or Hanna at home, 781.545.2069.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward
McCourt, Wellesley; 781.325.2553; e-mail:
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.
All consultations are now by appointment only during the hours listed.
Christine Sheehan, who works
at Braintree High School, said the
$200,000 lost to charters in her
district this school year should have
been spent upgrading technology and
helping provide assistance to special
Donna Johnson is a member of
the ESP Committee who lives in South
Hadley, which is losing $1 million this
She said that while she works in
public higher education, everyone
involved in the profession at every
level — and every person in the
Commonwealth — should be involved
in the fight against lifting the charter
“Students are our future,” Johnson
said. “If we do not invest today, then
what kind of a future do we all have?”
To see more photos from
this year’s ESP Conference, visit
978.665.3182 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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