Board of Trustees

As public agents authorized by the state, the members of the Board of Trustees of a charter school are responsible for governing the school and hold the charter for the school. The Board of Trustees oversee the implementation and status of the school’s policies and procedures, serve as a fiduciary agent, and hold the school’s Co-Directors responsible for successfully operating the school, meeting school goals, and providing state-of-the-school reports at Board meetings.

RACHEL BABCOCK  /  Co-Director & Co-Founder  /  Full bio here.


MARY BURKE is the Director of Adult and Continuing Education for Upper Cape Regional Technical School and was previously Dean and Vice President of Academics and Administrative Affairs at Quincy College at Plymouth. Mary’s commitment to Map Academy comes from a career working on behalf of students. She is an advocate for providing flexible academic pathways and intensive supports to students from nontraditional backgrounds. Mary is the Interim Chair of the Map Academy Board of Trustees.


JOSH CHARPENTIER  /  Co-Director & Co-Founder  /  Full bio here.


EDWARD JACOUBS is Director of Grants and Special Projects for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. He brings to the Board experience designing and implementing programs for off-track youth, and he has authored and received numerous grants focused on supporting Map Academy’s target population. Ed will help facilitate change for high-risk youth through his deep connections to local organizations that can provide resources and supports to Map Academy students and families.


PAUL KITCHEN is the Business Administrator at Old Rochester Regional School District, and one of the Bristol County Commissioners as well as the former Business Administrator for Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, Freetown-Lakeville, Fairhaven and Fall River Public Schools. Paul brings over 20 years of school finance experience to the Board. He holds a law degree and worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bristol County District Attorney’s office. Paul’s extensive school business and law background will support Map Academy’s fiscal health and legal obligations.​ Paul is the Treasurer of the Map Academy Board of Trustees.


LIZA VETO is the Program Officer for Mass IDEAS (Innovating Design in Education for All Students) an incubator of high-quality, innovative public schools designed to transform learning for students across Massachusetts. Liza is a strategic educational leader with deep experience and understanding of the policy landscape, skills honed in her previous roles as the Central Turnaround and Transformation Director for Boston Public Schools and a Director at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and a Public Health Analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Liza received a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the Broad Residency in Urban Education and also holds a Masters in Social Work.


Board Meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes are available here.

Board Member Portal

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Students have a unique experience at Map Academy, and we invite you to check out a sampling of it at one of our Open Houses. Here, you will see the facility, get a sense of how the space allows for the student-centered, flexible model at Map, and have your questions answered by one of our staff.

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