The board is made up of volunteer parents who each have a child or children on an IEP or 504 plan. We work together to provide other parents and families with fun community opportunities to connect with one another, educational workshops, mutual support, and special needs resources. We work hard to get answers to any questions that arise and obtain and relay accurate information when it comes to navigating your child's journey through school and beyond.
2021]2022 Methuen SEPAC Executive Board Members
President Christina Bartlett I've lived in Methuen for over 10 years. I'm a mom of two very active little boys! I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to keep them entertained, engaged, and let their energy out. It's my passion to share those ideas with other families. My goal on the SEPAC is to use my creativity and my past experience as a Senior Marketing Manager to help all Methuen special needs families know we exist and that we are here to offer our support and knowledge. Parenting can be challenging enough so having a group of other parents who understand and can offer resources to help navigate this journey can truly be amazing.
Vice President Kerry Gaspar I have lived in Methuen with my husband Brian since 2006. We have 2 elementary-aged sons who both have special needs. They have attended Methuen public schools since they started preschool and have taken part in various special education programs. When I am not taking care of my family I work as a small animal veterinarian. My goal for the SEPAC is to continue connecting with other parents so we can share knowledge and information and also have a little fun! I want everyone to feel comfortable with the special education process so no one feels overwhelmed or intimidated.
Secretary Nicole Periera I've lived in Methuen most of my life. I'm a mom of three happy boys. My family and I love to explore the great outdoors, travel and play anything dinosaur! I'm a local family photographer and love meeting people in our community and capturing those special moments. My goal as Secretary is to integrate children of all abilities, create a fun atmosphere for everyone and make sure events and activities in our area are accessible to all.