NBEA President – Thomas Nickerson
An active member of the Executive Board since 2013, Tom was elected First Vice-President in 2020, and president in 2021. His career in education began in Westport in 1994, and he has taught for New Bedford Public Schools since 1997, serving as a Unit A teacher and Unit B administrator during his tenure. Additionally, he served as a lecturer for UMass Dartmouth from 2000-2016 and has taught Adult Education for the district since the turn of the millennium. A dedicated, life-long educator, he has utilized his diverse experiences to inform his decisions in the classroom and for the Association.
NBEA First Vice-President – Christopher Garcia
Vice President (Unit A) – Fred Pearson
Vice President (Unit B) – Jeff Longo
Secretary and Treasurer – Kim Pearson
Grievance Chairperson- Justin Mare
Association Community Liaison- Chuck Lapre
Chuck Lapre has earned four Massachusetts Professional Educator’s Licenses and is in his eleventh year of teaching Grade 8 Social Studies at Roosevelt Middle School. During his thirty year career in education, Chuck has held a variety of positions. While working for the Fairhaven Public Schools, he served as a social studies teacher at the Hastings Middle School and the Lead Teacher/Coordinator of the At-Risk Program at Fairhaven High School. Chuck was also a radio host and news anchor/reporter in the New Bedford and Providence markets. He occasionally hosts public events, including some of the activities sponsored by the NBEA.