Marshall J. Aronstam, 75, of
South Deerfield. Was a teacher and
principal in the Goshen, Sunderland and
Whately elementary schools for nearly
40 years, retiring in 2003. Feb. 2.
Jean R. Cash, 58, of Plaistow,
N.H. Was an elementary teacher in the
Haverhill school system for 15 years
and had worked previously at schools in
Medford and Kingston, N.H. Feb. 27.
Richard J. Collins, 82, of
Andover. Was a social studies teacher
and coach for 37 years at Andover
High School and served on the
Andover School Committee. Feb. 19.
Sheila M. Doherty, 60, of
Everett. Was a longtime teacher in the
Everett school system. Dec. 27.
Roger A. Gagnon, 74, of
Newburyport. Taught history at
Newburyport High School for 37
years. Dec. 17.
Ernest D. Glynn, 88, of
Chatham. Taught mathematics and
business in Belmont, Waltham and
Wayland. Feb. 11.
Stephen Lacilla, 66, of Holden.
Was a mathematics teacher for 10
years at South High Community
School in Worcester. Jan. 29.
Kathleen M. Morey, 59, of
Plymouth. Was an elementary teacher
at the Indian Brook Elementary School
in Manomet for 33 years. Feb. 6.
Suzanne L. Moynihan, 71, of
Worcester. Taught in the Lancaster
Public Schools for 36 years. Feb. 25.
Irma F. Resnick, 95, of Canton.
Was a guidance counselor in the
Milton school system. Jan. 8.
Lawrence A. Ristuccia, 92, of
Belmont. Taught at the Northeast
Regional Vocational School. Jan. 15.
Carol Sullivan, 70, of Westford.
Taught at the John F. Kennedy
Junior High School in Woburn for
more than 30 years, retiring in 2001.
Fitzgerald, who addressed attendees
as the event got underway. He
said such collaborations are
crucial because many AP and IB
instructors are the only ones in
their buildings teaching a particular
The teachers came to the
MTA-sponsored conference from
more than two dozen school
districts stretching from Cape Cod
to the Berkshires.
Malone, who was the school
superintendent in Brockton when
the MAAP initiative first took shape,
praised the group’s ongoing efforts.
“You are caring, thoughtful,
talented, highly skilled teachers,”
Malone said in his keynote address.
“You teach empathy. You are
building the future citizenry. You
make young people want to come
The hope among the MAAP
participants is that students will
pursue rigorous coursework and
that a more diverse population of
students will avail themselves of
AP and IB courses.
In answering one teacher’s
question about the effects of
poverty on public education,
Malone pointed out that closing
racial and socioeconomic
achievement gaps is at the heart of
“You are creating a pathway to
success that can break the cycle of
poverty,” Malone said, referring to
the role of AP exams in providing
college credit and facilitating
placement. “Students who achieve
qualifying scores can save money
and make college more affordable.”
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