Alma del Mar welcomes Maria Rosario to Board of Trustees


June 14, 2017

New Bedford, MA

Alma del Mar welcomes Maria Rosario to Board of Trustees

Maria Rosario was elected to the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees during the Board’s May 26 meeting.

Rosario, who resides in New Bedford, has served for 11 years as Executive Director of NorthStar Learning Centers, a minority-led nonprofit that serves disadvantaged New Bedford area children and families. She has emerged as an influential leader in building support for strengthening the relationships between the schools, families, and the community at large.

“Maria has a proven passion for getting outcomes for kids,” said Will Gardner, Executive Director of Alma del Mar. “We look forward to benefitting from her deep experience in community-based leadership.”

Alma trustees are volunteers who serve a three-year term. They are entrusted with ensuring the school lives up to its mission, formulates and follows a long-range plan and accountability plan, and complies with all laws. As a member of the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees, Rosario will advocate on behalf of the 320 New Bedford children that we are committed to serve and put on the path to college.  

Other current Alma del Mar Board of Trustees members are: Jan Baptist (Chair), Chris Arnold, Mary Jean Blasdale, Bronwen Cunningham, David Eckert, Lucile Hicks, Martha Kay, Gail Fortes and Bob Unger. 

About Alma del Mar:

Alma del Mar is a public charter school serving New Bedford. Our mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We are achieving this mission by providing a highly demanding, highly supportive education to every scholar who walks through our doors. Alma del Mar features a longer school day, a longer school year, high expectations for all scholars, and outstanding teachers from across the country. We currently serve 320 scholars in grades K-7. Next fall we will expand to offer grades K-8.

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