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About Us


The METCO Directors’ Association is a non-commercial, non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization with three objectives:

  • To challenge the forces which obstruct the achievement, development, and educational opportunities for children of color.
  • To raise the academic level of all students, placing particular emphasis on the types of strategies, which build positive and realistic self-concepts among students of color.
  • To plan and conduct seminars in support of professional development in educational leadership and culturally proficient practices.



President: Claire L. Jones
Vice President: Margaret Credle-Thomas
Treasurer: Maricel Sheets
Recording Secretary: Lateefah Franck
Adult Conference Co-Chair: Barbara Hamilton and Sheryl Goodloe
Student Conference Co-Chair: Rasheedah Clayton
Marketing Chair: Andrew K. Nyamekye
Professional Development Chair: Aleisa Gittens-Carle


The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program, established in 1966 and funded under the Racial Imbalance Act of Massachusetts, is a voluntary desegregation program formed through the cooperative efforts of urban and suburban parents and educators. The METCO Directors’ Association (MDA), founded in 1975, provides educational leadership in the areas of school desegregation, academic achievement for students of color, multicultural education, and parent empowerment. The MDA membership is comprised of concerned professionals who serve as METCO Directors or Coordinators in more than thirty suburban communities in the metropolitan Boston area.