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The Negotiations Committee handles all matters concerning the negotiation of a master agreement between the Association and the Newton School Committee. The Association has one Negotiations Committee, with representatives from all units of the Association.


Mike Zilles, President and Chair of Negotiations, NTA Office

Christine Walsh, Treasurer, NTA Office

Elizabeth Ross DelPorto, 1st Vice President, Angier

Liz Simpson, 2nd Vice President, Oak Hill Middle School

Susan Cohen, Recording Secretary, Ed Center (Springboard)

Jason Leto, MTA Field Representative / Consultant  


Unit A                       

Classroom Teachers

Michael Burtch, Bigelow Middle School

Elana Cutler, Brown Middle School

Brenna Green, Cabot Elementary

Derek Knapp, Newton North High School

Ryan Normandin, Newton South High School

Lynn Penczar, Lincoln-Eliot Elementary

Special Education


Special Subjects

Jayme Ellis, Art, Burr Elementary


Unit B

Allyson Andrews, Franklin, Horace-Mann, Lincoln Eliot Elementary

Dan Rubin, Newton South High School


Unit C

Valerie Lewis, Countryside

Janette Patel, Oak Hill Middle School

Thuy Truong, NECP



Unit D




Unit E

Thomas Buchau, Ed Center

Tony Sbordone. Ed Center


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