News Type: Press Release
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Contact: Ms. Amy Wesley
For Immediate Release
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Kathleen McCarthy, President of the Board of Trustees at the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell in Massachusetts, a member of the global SABIS® Network, was honored for her contributions to the community at the 14th Annual Unsung Heroine Ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) holds the Unsung Heroine Ceremony every year to honor women who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. The honorees are nominated by state legislators for their previously unnoted, yet valuable community contributions. This year, the MCSW celebrated the extraordinary efforts of 117 women who have performed unheralded acts of public leadership and volunteerism, making their cities and neighborhoods better places to live.
Kathleen McCarthy was among those honored and recognized for her tireless efforts to better the education system for children. Kathleen started her career as an elementary school teacher in the Lowell Public Schools. She was a lead advocate on behalf of the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell, where she has been the President of the Board of Trustees since 2013.
The high-profile event was attended by Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Representative Colleen Garry, House Chair, and Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. Throughout the ceremony, the MCSW Commissioners shared stories of the 2017 Heroines and the difference they were making in their communities.
Collegiate Charter School of Lowell is a tuition-free public charter academy, providing an academically challenging program in a safe, structured environment. The school opened its doors in 2013, originally serving students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 3. The school will enroll students in Kindergarten through Grade 7 for the 2017-18 school year. Thereafter, an additional grade level will be added each year until the school has a full K-12 program.
If you would like to learn more about the Unsung Heroine Ceremony, visit mass.gov/women/unsung-heroines.
For more information, about the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell, visit lowell.sabis.net.