About Us

About Us

2019 President’s Message

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Vocational Association is a non-profit organization. Membership consists of individuals working in the state of Massachusetts and is available to anyone who would like to support and preserve Vocational/Technical and Career Education at both secondary and post-secondary levels. The majority of our members are educators and also includes administrators, industry leaders, parents, retirees, school committee members, and support personnel associated with vocational/technical and career education.

MVA Membership Benefits

  1. Your support as a member to both MVA and ACTE will provide vocational/technical and career education community representation at state and national levels involving vocational/technical and career education legislation.
  2. Your dues help support scholarships which promote Vocational Education and are tax deductible. The following are yearly scholarships/awards:
    • Outstanding Secondary Vocational/Technical Student
    • Outstanding Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical Student
    • New Teacher Award given to a new teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching in the vocational high school setting
    • Other awards include: Harold L. Pride Award, Presidential Achievement, Presidential Certificate of Merit, Quarter Century Club and Walter J. Markham Award

2019-2020 MVA Executive Board

MVA Executive Board
President Brian Cummings Worcester Tech (C)
Vice President Kyla Korytoski Lower Pioneer Valley (W)
Secretary Michele Jarvis Lower Pioneer Valley (W)
Central Chapter President Patrick Fogarty Baypath Regional (C)
Eastern Chapter President Kerry O’Brien Shawsheen Tech (E)
South Eastern Chapter President Carol Hartnett Blue Hills/Retired (SE)
Western Chapter President Dawn Bowler Lower Pioneer Valley (W)
Past President Rick Torres Worcester Tech (C)
Finance Director / Treasurer (Ex-Officio Board Member*) Vicki Serra Lower Pioneer Valley (W)
Membership Records Coordinator (Ex-Officio Board Member*) Jennifer Karamanian Bristol Plymouth RVT
* Ex-Officio Board Member by Chair appointment – pending bylaws revision
MVA Executive Board Non-Voting Members
MVA Executive Director / Board of Education Liason Don Jarvis Lower Pioneer Valley
2020-2023 ACTE Region I Rep. Policy (3-yr. term) Carol Hartnett Blue Hills/Retired (SE)
Awards Chairperson Don Erickson Loyalty (Retired)
MAVA President Stephen Dockray Tri-County RVT
Conference Sub-Committee Chairperson Carol Hartnett Blue Hills/Retired (SE)
Leadership Workshop Coordinator Brian Cummings Worcester Tech
Mass SkillsUSA Exec. Director Karen Ward
Legislative Liason Vacant Collaboration with MAVA Legislative Liason

MVA Bylaws

Click here to review MVA Bylaws – Revised 2018
MVA Bylaws – Revised 2018

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