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.

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

Board Member Portal

Rachel Babcock

Co-Director & Co-Founder

Full bio here.

Josh Charpentier

Co-Director & Co-Founder

Full bio here.

Anre Dowell

Anre Dowell has a wealth of experience in supporting youth, such as when he served as a Group Care Worker for the Department of Youth Services in Plymouth, and as a Therapeutic Mentor for Bay State Community Services. Anre’s commitment to Map Academy was born out of his experience of working at Map as a Community Support Partner from 2018-2021; his experience as a former staff member provides an invaluable contribution to the Board’s work, and he continues to support current Map students as an informal mentor. Anre’s professional experience includes a variety of technical positions, including his current role with the Local 17/Walsh Mechanical Contractors. Anre earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Mount Ida College.

Adam Earle

Adam Earle is a Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer at Cape Cod 5.  Adam has been with Cape Cod 5 for 5 years but has been in the commercial banking industry for over 20 years.  He holds a MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.  Adam and his family reside in Duxbury, where he is an active member in the community serving on the Town Fiscal Advisory Committee and participating with local non-profit organizations such as Crossroads for Kids.

Kerin McGue

Kerin McGue is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) at The Arc of the South Shore, a human service agency that provides support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kerin began working at The Arc in 2016 as a Behavior Clinician and was also the Director of the Autism Resource Center and the Director of Quality Improvement before taking on the role of CCO, overseeing the Clinical, Quality, and Compliance aspects of the agency. Prior to working at The Arc, Kerin obtained her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Communication Disorders and her master’s degree in Severe Special Education for All Ages from Bridgewater State University. She also obtained a graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Penn State University. Kerin has worked with individuals throughout the lifespan at home, at school, in the community, and in adult programming during her career as a Special Education Teacher and Behavior Analyst. Kerin also bartends, cares for two dogs, and enjoys road trips and skiing when she is not working. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Map Academy since May 2023.

Derek Paiva


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.

Mindy Savage

Mindy Savage is Vice President at Bank of America. Mindy has been with Bank of America for nearly seven years working in the HR organization. Mindy brings a unique perspective to the board, as her youngest son was a part of an alternative high school program prior to the inception of Map Academy. She and her family worked closely with Map’s founders as they created the school and have been big supporters of Map’s work. Mindy is able to provide two valuable perspectives to the board, both as a parent and using her professional lens. Mindy resides in Plymouth with her family.

Liza Veto

Chair & Clerk

Liza Veto is a consultant who supports schools and districts to implement their visions in their daily work, converting dedication and commitment into real progress for students and families. Formerly, she was 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.

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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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