Educators & Agriculture
MEET THE MAC TEAM
Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom was founded in 1983 and incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 1984. We continue to be part of a national effort committed to promoting agricultural education and literacy.
The organization is led by an all volunteer and highly committed Board of Directors consisting of teachers, farmers, partners, and agriculture education advocates.
The Board of Directors consists of 10-15 members representing Massachusetts educators, farmers, and community groups.
The Board meets twelve times per year and actively supports and guides the mission, vision and programs of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom
If you would like to join a meeting to learn more, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberta Oles, President
Christopher Szkutak and Maria Berrios, Vice-Presidents
Robert Cote, elected Aug.,2021. Treasurer
Sharon Nist, Secretary
Board of Directors
Ann Prest, Mass State Grange Representative
Marjorie Cooper, Past President, Founding Member
Russell Anderson, Retired Science and Technology Teacher
Rita Brennan Olson, Mass Partnership for Food Safety Education
Sharon Nist, Retired Educator
Harry Brandt, Chicopee Schools
Mary Glabach, Erving Elementary
Ellen Nylen, School Nutrition Director, Webster Public Schools
Shawn O’Neill, Robinson Elementary, Marshfield
Kate O’Brien, Peabody Schools, Special Needs
Christine Robbins, Auburn Middle School
Teresa Strong, Boston Public Schools
Cynthia Jensen, Retired Science Teacher
Denise Courtney, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Kevin Dawson, DESE
Dr. James Alicata, Fitchburg State University
Diane Baedeker Petit, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mary McCaffrey, Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association
Rick LeBlanc, Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources
Mary Jordan, Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources
Marian Hazzard, Teacher and School Gardener
Ed Bourgeois, Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Association
Henry Hicks , Founding Member, MA Council of Social Studies
June Johnson , Treasurer until 2019
To learn more about the board, or to join our monthly virtual meetings, send us an email at email@example.com.