Our Committees

Our union works best when our educators come together and work on topics they are passionate about. Look below at our different committees and pick one to get involved with today. 

Organizing Committee

Chairs: Paige Peck & Susan Castello 

paigepeck96@gmail.com & SusanLCastello@gmail.com

This is the committee that keeps our union strong. From wearing red shirts, to creating teacher surveys and mobilizing our teachers to attend Board Meetings, this committee is at the heart of creating change at the table within our union. 

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

Chair: Tim Brown

BrownTV94@gmail.com

This committee ensures that educators have a voice at the table regarding any change to district curriculum or instructional practice. 

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Communications 

Chair: Linnea Hoffmann-Kwasny

Hoffmann1267@gmail.com

This committee is in charge of MBTA’s website, social media and assists with all written communication that comes out from the union. This committee will work closely with the Executive Board to discuss and disseminate information.

Human Rights

Chair: Rosalyn Book

rozgluo@yahoo.com

This committee works on human and civil rights issues around our campuses. This committee also ensures that internally, there is equitable involvement amongst members in all decisions made by the Association.

Political Action/ Legislative

Chair: Nick Artinyan

This committee works on human and civil rights issues around our campuses. This committee also ensures that internally, there is equitable involvement amongst members in all decisions made by the Association.

Membership

Co-Chairs: Ashley Pereira & Caroline Clements

asiemensma26@gmail.com & cclements211@gmail.com

This committee organizes and coordinates events and activities for members and their families. It also produces our monthly member newsletter in collaboration with the communications committee and monitors the number of new and non-members in the union.

When: The 3rd Monday of every month, 4/4:30pm

Professional Relations

Chair: ? You?

This committee helps with necessary union activity including: establishing our yearly calendar with the district. 

Public Relations

Chair: Michael Kwasny

kwasny1541@gmail.com

The Public Relations Committee will be in charge of reaching out to parent groups, other local unions and community partners and helping to spread understanding of MBTA and our policies/ goals. This team will work closely with Political Action in reaching out to board members and with membership, organizing community events that may include volunteer opportunities/ community service.

Retirement

Chair: John Colombo

jcolombo07@gmail.com

This committee shall keep members informed about the State Teacher Retirement System (STRS) and its benefits. It shall assist in retiring members and relatives of deceased members by giving them information on procedures to be followed and benefits to which they are entitled. It shall propose any amendments regarding retirement on the Master Contract to the Representative Council.

Salary, Finance & Budget

Chair: Linnea Hoffman-Kwasny

Hoffmann1267@gmail.com

This committee makes a study of state and local school revenues, the District’s existing salary schedules and budgetary provisions of the District. It shall work closely with the negotiations committee and the Secretary/Treasurer.

Health & Welfare

Chair: Robin Falkenberg

SterlingRose0709@gmail.com

This committee shall study issues affecting health and welfare benefits for members. This committee shall make proposals to the Master Contract, to be approved by the Representative Council. This committee shall work closely with Membership & Negotiations.

Special Education

Co-Chairs: Kisha Ferguson & Annie Sours

ferguson.kisha@gmail.comAnnieSours@gmail.com

This Committee works to stay informed on the happenings in SPED throughout our district, including the way that any sections of our Master Contract affect SPED teachers. The committee will work very closely with the Negotiations team.

Student Services

Chair: You? (Email if interested)

This Committee works to stay informed on the happenings in counselors, nurses, librarians, psychologists and speech and language pathologists’ work days throughout our district, including the way that any sections of our Master Contract affect such members. The committee will work very closely with the Negotiations team.