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Appendix A: Acknowledgements for the Local Financial Impact Review: Educational Services for Students in Foster Care

A list of acknowledgments for the Local Financial Impact Review.

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Overview

We want to offer our sincere appreciation to the following organizations and individuals that provided information, sat for interviews, and generally shared their views on the challenges and opportunities for education of our foster children in Massachusetts. These organizations and individuals, along with their staffs and community advocates, provided significant information that we used in this report.

The Honorable Joan Lovely, State Senator

The Honorable Kay Khan, State Representative

The Honorable Paul Donato, State Representative

The Honorable Thomas Walsh, State Representative

Lisa Rosenfeld, Counsel, Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

Jeff Wulfson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Jay Sullivan, Associate Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Rob O’Donnell, Director of School Finance, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Josh Varon, Counsel, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Tom Moreau, Assistant Secretary of Policy and Planning, Executive Office of Education

Linda Spears, Commissioner, Department of Children and Families

Andrew Rome, General Counsel, Department of Children and Families

Shirley Fan-Chan, Education Coordinator, Department of Children and Families

Mary Bourque, Superintendent, Chelsea Public Schools

Linda Breau, Deputy Superintendent, Chelsea Public Schools

Gerald McCue, Executive Director, Administration and Finance (retired), Chelsea Public Schools

Kathleen Smith, Superintendent, Brockton Public Schools

June Saba-Maguire, Chief Academic Officer, Brockton Public Schools

Aldo Petronio, Finance Director, Brockton Public Schools

Karen McCarthy, Foster Care Point-of-Contact, Brockton Public Schools

Darryll McCall, Superintendent, Wachusett Regional School District

Kim Merrick, Superintendent, Lenox Public Schools (formerly Wachusett RSD)

Andre Ravenelle, Superintendent (retired), Fitchburg Public Schools

Robert Jokela, Interim Superintendent, Fitchburg Public Schools

Paula Giaquinto, Assistant Superintendent, Fitchburg Public Schools

Jordana Harper, Superintendent, Greenfield Public Schools

Eric Conti, Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools and President of Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

Tom Scott, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Executive Board of MASS

Lourdes Soto, Ph.D., Senior Administrator of the Student Assignment Services, Springfield Public Schools

Jeffrey Welch, Senior Administrator of the Parent & Community Engagement Center Operations and Programs, Springfield Public Schools

Glenn Koocher, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Steve Finnegan, General Counsel, Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Barbara Ripa, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools

Colin Jones, Senior Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

Jessica Berry, Deputy Director, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts

Amy Karp, Training Director, Commonwealth of Massachusetts CPCS Children and Family Law Program

Marlies Spanjaard, Director of Education Advocacy, EdLaw Project

SEIU Local 509 DCF Chapter President Adriana Zwick; DCF Regional VPs Khrystian King, Ethel Everett, and Marianne Walles; and SEIU Local 509 Deputy Legislative Director Bridget Quinn

Date published: April 23, 2019
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