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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Educational Personnel Advisory Council

2022-23 Educational Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC) Meeting Schedule:

  • November 16, 2022 from 3:30–5:30 (virtual)
  • January 18, 2023 from 3:30–5:30 (virtual)
  • March 15, 2023 from 3:30–5:30 (virtual)
  • May 10, 2023 from 3:30–5:30 (virtual)

Under state law, all meetings of this advisory council are open and accessible to the public. The first three 2022-23 EPAC meetings will be held virtually, see the following information for the Zoom meetings for those that would like to attend: and Meeting ID: 379 917 7895.

FY2022-23 Educational Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC) Members

(in no particular order)

Jill FlandersElementary Committee MemberMassachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA)
Priya TahilianiSuperintendent, Everett Public SchoolsMassachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS)
Desiree Ivey — EPAC ChairExecutive Director of Teacher Training & RecruitmentShady Hill School
Robert SpiegelHuman Resources Director, Arlington Public Schools Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA)
Lianna PizzoAssociate Professor, UMass-BostonMassachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Paul TritterDirector of Professional Learning, Boston Teachers UnionAmerican Federation of Teachers (AFT), MA
Michael LavelleAssistant Principal, Oxford Middle SchoolMassachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA)
Noah BergerInterim Director — Center for Education Policy and PracticeMassachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)
Elijah HeckstallSchool Principal, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter SchoolBoston Public Schools
Takeru NagayoshiDirector, Community Events at Panorama Education2020 MA State Teacher of the Year
Jennifer HedringtonPeabody Elementary Assistant Principal, Cambridge Public Schools 2021 MA State Teacher of the Year
Ray LewisDean, Worcester State UniversityStanding Committee on Preparing Educators, Public University System (SCOPE)
Danubia Camargos SilvaEarly Childhood Program Officer, The Boston FoundationParent/Family Representative
TBDK–12 Student Member

2020-2021 Annual Report

Contact Information

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Liaison

Elizabeth Losee
Director of Educator Effectiveness Policy
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street — First Floor
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: May 9, 2023

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75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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TTY: (800) 439-2370


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