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 — Edward Nelson: 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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
T he Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association will present its second annual health, safety and wellness summit, “Taking Action!
Keeping Children, Schools, Families and Our
Communities Healthy,” on Thursday, Nov. 16. The
MTA is a major sponsor of the event.
Active and retired MTA members are invited
to attend the summit, which will be held at the
Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham.
The summit will feature workshops, panels
and speakers on a wide variety of topics, ranging
from head injuries and concussions in school sports
to helping students make healthy food choices
and “Minding Your Mind,” a session on suicide
Jackie Coogan, chair of the PTA Health and
Safety Committee and a former classroom teacher
and elementary school counselor for the Everett
Public Schools, said the PTA is looking forward to
including as many educators as possible to “ensure
Massachusetts PTA President Jennifer Francioso
said the MTA’s sponsorship of the event this year
allowed the organization to invite more speakers and
“We are thankful to the MTA for joining forces
with us to partner in such a worthy endeavor,” said
Francioso. “We are dedicated to promoting effective
health education programs and services in schools
and communities in order to offer children and
families the skills, tools and abilities they need to
Speakers for the event will include Jessica
Minahan, a behavior analyst and special educator
who is the author of “The Behavior Code: A
Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the
Most Challenging Students”; Dr. Katherine Grimes,
a psychiatrist, children’s health services researcher
and director of the Children’s Health Initiative at the
Cambridge Health Alliance; National PTA President
James Accomando; and MTA Vice President Erik J.
Champy, a former president of the Massachusetts
PTA, will co-present a workshop titled “Gender
Identity and Expression: A Personal Perspective.” The
workshop will feature students and parents speaking
about laws, policies and best practices for supporting
transgender and gender-nonconforming students.
The event will open with registration, a
breakfast buffet featuring healthy options and
opportunities for networking.
Two morning workshop sessions and a plenary
session featuring keynote speakers will be followed
by lunch, a “Taking Action” keynote session and
To see the full agenda and learn about
presenters for the event, visit www.masspta.org. To
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