Everett Teachers Assoc.
Kim Auger, President
Kim has been a teacher for over 25 years. She has taught second grade and currently teaches fifth grade at the Parlin School. She has been the ETA president for 13 years. She believes that being involved in the union is essential for providing fair and good working conditions for all people. In addition, it helps provide students with the best education possible by ensuring all stakeholders are at the table.
The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action. - Herbert Spencer
Peter Lahey, Vice President
Everett High School
Peter is a Social Studies teacher at Everett High School. Over the past 14 years, Peter has taught US History, World History, Humanities, and AP European. Peter believes strongly that the two chief institutions through which we build a just and democratic society are public schools and unions.
We educate everyone who comes through our doors irrespective of socioeconomic background, race, color, or creed. We are essential to realizing the promise of democratic society. We contribute greatly to the public good. We should be proud of what we do. - Peter Lahey
Jennifer Cuthbert, Vice President
Jennifer is a 5th grade teacher at the Webster School. She has been teaching for 15 years as both a 5th grade teacher and as an 8th grade Science teacher. She is a mom of a daughter in the Everett Public School system and is a six year army veteran. Jennifer is active in the union because she believes that in unity, there is strength.
One hundred years from now, It won't matter what car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, How much I had in my bank account, Nor what my clothes looked like, But, the world may be a little better Because I was important in the life of a child.
Katie McGee, Recording Secretary
Katie has been working in Everett for more than ten years. She started out as a Pre-K teacher at the Webster for one year and then has been teaching first grade at the Parlin ever since. She has a Master’s Degree in early childhood Education from UMass Amherst and grew up in Malden.
Katie began working with the ETA as a building Representative at the Parlin and eventually moved into the Executive Board as Secretary in 2012. So many of the education policies that affect our daily work come from our elected officials. She believes teachers should be involved and informed about the political climate surrounding education. Being involved in both the ETA and MTA is one way she feels she can make my voice heard.
Anna Seiders, Communication Secretary
Everett High School
Anna has been teaching at Everett High for six years. She has worked with freshman through seniors and has been involved in the Success Program (now Connections) and STEM Academy. Currently, she teaches math and engineering for the STEM Academy students. She is also the advisor for the STEM Club. She began working with the union in 2017 and has loved every minute. She believes that all educators have something to bring to the table and together they can help create the best learning environments and experiences for their students.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Stacy Poste-Schiavo, Treasurer
Stacy has been teaching in Everett for 20 years. She is currently teaching Social Studies at the Parlin School. For the Everett Teachers Association, Stacy is a Membership Chairperson and a Social Committee Chairperson. In addition, she works as the Everett High varsity softball coach. She believes that being an active union member makes things better for everyone. It allows us to negotiate for higher wages and benefits as well as improve working conditions. In addition, she believes that together, union members can accomplish more than own their own.
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” - Karl Meninger
Everett High School
Randy is a French teacher at Everett High School and has been teaching for 21 years, 11 of which are in Everett. He was born in Massachusetts, but moved to Canada at the age of 9. He lived there for 10 years and worked in a French Public School teaching anything from kindergarten through junior high. He has been a union representative for many years and believes that it takes a community to cause change. One voice is not as strong as hundreds, and hundreds will be heard.
“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then, people will appreciate your leadership.” - Nelson Mandela
Madeline English School
Janice is an Educational Team Leader at the Madeline English School. She has been in the Special Education field for thirty years, twenty-six of which she has spent teaching in Everett. Her three children are Everett High graduates. Janice has been an active union member for many years because she believes that being informed and presenting a united front leads to action and positive change.
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein
Richard is a retired teacher from Everett and the immediate last Everett Teachers Association president. He taught Special Education for 40 years. As a past ETA president for almost 30 years, he saw the power of Union strength in past conflicts and believes all members should be active participants. Together, many things can be accomplished. In addition to his work with the ETA, Richard is also a chair member of the MTA Retired Members Committee and serves as a trustee on the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board.
“I touch the future, I teach.” - Christa McAuliffe
Jennifer is a Special Education teacher at the Devens School where she works specifically with ASD students from kindergarten through third grade. She has been teaching in Everett for 8 years, but a total of 12 years in this career. She believes being an active union member is important because we are able to get information to inform decisions prior to making those decisions and we are able to protect our rights as a collective group.
Nothing fills my heart more than seeing a child's eyes light up when they finally understand something they've been struggling with.
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