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.
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.
DEREK PAIVA is the Vice President of the Old Colony YMCA, Plymouth & Taunton Branches, where he oversees all operations, programming, staffing, budgeting and finances. Derek has a background in Exercise Science and Physical Education, and has a long track record of developing sustainable and meaningful programming to benefit youth and their families in the Greater Plymouth Region.
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.