We welcomed friends from the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) to our Brewster campus for a monthly PR Committee meeting in early November. The committee includes CEOs and marketing, communications, and development professionals from throughout the state who collaborate to share information about the exceptional programs and services of our schools. Maaps’ mission is to represent private special education schools in their goal of providing the highest quality education to students with special needs. Committee members meet regularly at member schools’ campuses, and via teleconference.
“Our Committee has been instrumental in several maaps initiatives, including wonderful storytelling representative of the life-changing work of our schools and the talent and dedication of our special education and support staff, as well as advocacy and education,” noted Anne McManus (President, Latham Centers).
The highlight of our November 5th meeting at Latham School was an informative student-led tour. Our tour guide was exuberant and knowledgable, leading the group through our dormitories, Main House and dining room, Schoolhouse classrooms and library, and Clinical Building, where she proudly pointed out some of the vocational “LathamWorks” projects.
Our tour guide graciously introduced visitors to students and staff and shared wonderful snippets of life at Latham. Special thanks for the warm hospitality of our guide, as well as tour participants Gerry Pouliot, Director of Children’s Services; Kelly Dunn, Director of Education; Meghan Foley, Assistant Principal; and our Education and Admissions team members.
We’re also grateful to our colleagues who made the morning trip to Brewster from as far away as Lexington. Pictured (left to right): James Daiute (maaps Director of Government Affairs and Communications), Susan Woodin (James F. Farr Academy Admissions & Communications Coordinator), Anne McManus (Latham Centers President), Elizabeth Campbell Peters (Cotting School Director of Advancement), Peter Howe (Denterlein Worldwide Senior Advisor), Lynne Goyuk (Franciscan Children’s/Kennedy Day School Educational Admissions and Outreach Specialist), and Latham staff members Dawn Dinnan (Director of Communications) and (not pictured) Heather Kelsey (Director of Development).
We’re looking forward to next month’s maaps Social Media seminar presented by Denterlein Worldwide and hosted at Melmark New England in Andover.