School Committee Candidates

 2017 School Committee Candidates

 

Katrina E.J. Hobbs-Everett

Katrina Hobbs-Everett

Katrina Hobbs-Everett

Katrina Hobbs-Everett is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc. She was educated in Haverhill Public Schools and earned an Associates of Science degree in Human Services, with a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling Certificate and leadership concentration from Northern Essex Community College. She finished her schooling at UMass Boston’s College of Public and Community Service. She graduated from UMass Boston Magna Cum Laude, majoring in Human Services with a Youth Work concentration. She has more than 20 years of experience working with grassroots nonprofit organizations, community service agencies, public and private sector, juvenile justice, adult corrections, court probation, and city, state, and federal government entities. Katrina has experience dealing with federal grants and contracts, and overseeing national programming and project management. Her areas of expertise are child welfare, trauma, addictions, mental health and family/community engagement. As a mother of 7, Ms. Hobbs-Everett has a vested interest in the success of the Haverhill school system. The areas that she feels are immediately in need of improvement are transparency and accountability, special education, fiscally responsible data driven budgets, family engagement, and keeping youth actively engaged from preschool to high school graduation.

 

Paul A. Magliocchetti

Paul Magliocchetti

Paul Magliocchetti

Paul Magliocchetti is a first generation American and a lifelong resident of Haverhill. A former Police Athletic League coach and small business owner, Paul currently is an Attorney/Partner at Sheehan, Schiavoni, Jutras and Magliocchetti, LLP and is running for reelection to the School Committee. In addition, he also serves as a member of the Haverhill School Committee, Chairman of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of Bethany Homes. His community involvement has not only been a positive force in the city, but has also been recognized by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, which honored Paul with their Business of the Year Award and the Jerry Lloyd Award for his philanthropy. Paul wants to make sure that Haverhill’s students have the support and skills they need to succeed. He is also concerned about the issues surrounding mental illness and substance abuse as it affects Haverhill’s kids and their families. Mr. Magliocchetti believes that everyone can and should have the opportunity to grow and succeed, regardless of race, gender or background. 

 

Maura L. Ryan Ciardiello

Maura Ryan Ciardiello

Maura Ryan Ciardiello

Maura Ryan Ciardiello, a life-long resident of Haverhill, is a former President of the Haverhill School Committee and is running for reelection. She graduated from Haverhill High School and received her BA from Salem State College and her M. ED. from Cambridge College. She is a former Haverhill Public Schools elementary  and preschool teacher, instructional support teacher, and Haverhill Public Schools Family Literacy Program teacher. She has also served as a substitute teacher in the Haverhill school department. She is passionate about educating children, cares deeply about the Haverhill community, and plans to continue advocating for the children by bringing that balance that serves Haverhill’s children and makes Haverhill’s community stronger.

 

Richard J. Rosa

Richard Sosa

Richard Rosa

Richard Rosa is a father, husband, attorney, and local business owner who has lived and owned a business in Haverhill for more than 20 years. He graduated from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism in 1991, and he attended law school at night while working full time, graduating from New England Law Boston in 1995. Rich has been a licensed attorney for nearly 22 years, and he is the co-founder and co-owner of an exclusive buyer agent real estate company located in downtown Haverhill. Rich’s goals are to reduce the dropout rate, increase early literacy, support teachers with targeted professional development, and improve special education programs to help students with special needs and save tax dollars.

 

Richard E. Smyth

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Richard Smyth is a technology teacher in the Stoneham Public School system. Prior to that, he was Library Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator at Cathedral High School in Boston for 17 years. He also served as Assistant Professor of English at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his higher education experience includes part-time teaching at Bunker Hill Community College, Northern Essex Community College, and Emerson College. He holds B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. degrees in English from the University of Florida. Smyth has lived in Haverhill for the past 18 years, and his twin sons were educated in Haverhill’s public school system from preschool through 12th grade, graduating this past June from Haverhill High School. He is active in the community and hosts an HC Media TV show about justice issues called, Grass Seeds. Richard is the editor and publisher of the poetry journal, Albatross. He is an environmental and social justice activist and is the leader of the Haverhill Virtual Stories Initiative. His goals include equitable access for all students, 21st Century learning standards, and data-driven decision making.

 

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