The MSSADA Messenger

Newsletter of the Massachusetts HS Athletic Directors

WINTER 2022-23

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / NIAAA LIASON

Fran Whitten - Algonquin Regional - Retired

Ann Trytko - Hampshire Regional HS - Retired (Executive Director Elect)


OFFICERS

President - Matt Trahan - Old Colony Reg. Voc/Tech HS

1st Vice President - Tom Tarpey - New Bedford HS

2nd Vice President - Jim Quatromoni - Hingham HS

3rd Vice President - Kelly Wolff - Swampscott HS

Secretary - Tania Rich - Nashoba Regional HS

Past President & Treasurer - Keith Mangan - Bedford HS


BOARD POSITIONS

LTC Coordinator - Karrah Ellis - Franklin HS

MIAC Liaison - Andrew Crisafulli - Dartmouth HS

MIAA Board of Directors Liaison - Jim Quatromoni - Hingham HS

Director of Communications - Andrew Crisafulli - Dartmouth HS

Web Administrator - Matt Trahan - Old Colony Reg. Voc/Tech HS

Conference Coordinator - Mike Denise - Blackstone Valley Tech HS

Asst. Conference Coordinator/Awards Chair - Terry Riley - Assabet Valley Tech - Retired

MSSADA Mentor Chair - Thom Holdgate


DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

District 1 - Jennifer Gouvin - Belchertown HS

District 2 - Pete Jones - Advanced Math & Science HS

District 3 - Ann Palumbo - Tyngsboro HS

District 4 - Jack Owens - Boston Latin HS

District 5 - Terri Pillsbury - Saugus HS

District 6 - Sahill Quaisar - Boston Public Schools

District 7 - Eric Scott - Medfield HS

District 8 - Kevin Karo - Brockton HS

District 9 - Peter Serino - Abington HS


AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Dave Lezenski - Lowell HS

Johanna DiCarlo - Westboro HS


RETIRED AD REPRESENTATIVES

Jeff Long - Marlboro HS - Retired


MIAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Robert Baldwin

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS !

FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR...

Dear MSSADA Members,


I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well as we look forward to the thought of the Winter statewide tournament and the upcoming Spring athletic season!


We are excited to share the information in the latest installment of our "MSSADA Messenger", which highlights the following:


  • Highlights from the NIAAA NADC in Nashville, Tennessee
  • NIAAA Scholar Essay Contest - *reminder*
  • The new NIAAA Initiative
  • MSSADA's Website
  • MSSADA Spring Conference Information (Hyannis, MA)
  • NIAAA Certification Program


Our Executive Board has worked extremely hard over the past five months developing a comprehensive schedule for our Conference, with many professional development opportunities and celebratory awards. I highly encourage all members to register and attend, as we are extremely excited for March!


Thank you again for all that you do for high school student-athletes!



Sincerely,


Francis Whitten III, CMAA

Executive Director

MSSADA

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2022 NADC - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - HIGHLIGHTS

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2022-2023 NIAAA SCHOLAR / ESSAY APPLICATION

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NIAAA NATIONAL INITIATIVE

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No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.


As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is our primary focus, though Share Our Strength continues to invest in and develop other campaigns.


In our work, the team at Share Our Strength believes in some specific values. We strive to be bold; we have a clear mission and ambitious goals. We believe everyone has a strength to share and we try to mobilize people. We demand a diversity of ideas, people and communities, which leads to stronger solutions. We believe in always being inventive - trying new things and challenging the status quo. Last but not least, we value doing good work and have a good time while we’re at it.


Learn more about Share Our Strength and our other work at ShareOurStrength.org.

ASSOCIATION WEBSITE - WWW.MSSADA.ORG

Click on the picture above for the direct link to www.MSSADA.org

MSSADA SPRING CONFERENCE - HYANNIS CONFERENCE CENTER, HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTS - 3/27/2023 - 3/31/2023

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NIAAA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

(Click on the picture above for the direct link to the NIAA Professional Development Program)

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LTC COURSE OFFERINGS THROUGH MSSADA (non - MSSADA SPRING CONFERENCE)

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LTC 502 - November 7, 2022 - MIAA OFFICE (8am-12pm) **past**

LTC 501 - January 9, 2023 - MIAA OFFICE (8am-12pm) **past**

LTC 503 - February - Day & Time TBA


Individuals should log into their NIAAA accounts and review their course transcript. This step will enable individuals to check on credited courses and determine the next level of certification and/or what courses they may still need.


Please contact MSSADA LTC Coordinator Karrah Ellis with any questions regarding certification and/or LTC Classes:


Karrah Ellis

Franklin High School

ellisk@franklinps.net

508-613-1502

ONE FINAL THOUGHT...

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Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association

FRANCIS WHITTEN III - MSSADA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Director of Athletics - Algonquin Regional High School (retired)

Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association

MATTHEW TRAHAN - MSSADA PRESIDENT

Director of Athletics - Old Colony