Below you will find an update regarding a few things going on in the Malden Education Association!
School Committee and City Council
As many of you may know, the Malden Education Association endorsed three candidates for School Committee and three candidates for City Council. I am pleased to report that two of our endorsed candidates for School Committee were elected (congratulations Jennifer Spadafora and Catherine Bordonaro) and all three of our endorsed candidates for City Council were elected (congratulations Stephen Winslow, Debbie DeMaria, and David Camell)! The Malden Education Association is excited to welcome new members to both the School Committee and City Council!
On November 20, 2017, members of the Malden and Melrose Education Associations, community members and elected officials in Malden (Councillor-at-Large DeMaria, Ward 5 School Committee Member Beardsley, and Ward 3 School Committee Member-Elect Spadafora), MTA Vice President Erik Champy, MTA Executive Committee member Matthew Bach, MTA Board member Peter Lahey, and MTA Field Representative Lisa Nazzaro met at The Dockside Restaurant in Malden with Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Donato. Productive and positive conversations around pro-public education legislation was had by all with both Senator Lewis and Representative Donato reaffirming their support for MTA legislative items and their support for the Fair Share Amendment, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and the Fight for $15. Representatives Steve Ultrino and Paul Brodeur sent their regrets and hope to make it to our next legislative meeting.
Malden High School
In light of Malden High School Principal, Ted Lombardi, announcing his resignation the Malden Education Association would like to congratulate Unit B member, Chris Mastrangelo, for his willingness to step in as Interim Principal of Malden High School effective January 4, 2018. We wish Chris the best of luck as he transitions out of his current role and into his new role!
MTA Campaign School
Have you ever thought about running for office? The MTA Campaign School will be offered at the 2018 MTA Summer Conference which is held at UMass Amherst from August 5-9. There is no cost to MTA members accepted into the program. To apply for MTA Campaign School or for more information, please click here.
If you would like more information on an upcoming informational session regarding MTA Campaign School for our region, please reply to this e-mail! As a “graduate” of the first MTA Campaign School class I can tell you that it is a very valuable experience!
Malden Education Association