SOUTH EASTON — The Southeastern Regional School Committee is pleased to announce that Tony Branch, of Brockton, has been voted as the new School Committee chair.
Branch replaces Robin Zoll, of Stoughton, who served as committee chair for two years.
In addition to being the first Southeastern African-American chair, he is also a lifelong community activist and is currently commissioner and chair of the Commission on Diversity for the City of Brockton. Branch also serves on the boards of Haitian Community Partners, Cape Verdean Association of Brockton and the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL), and is first vice president of the
Brockton Area Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Branch has served as vice-chair of the committee and chair of both the personnel and policy sub-committees.
“It is an honor to serve with citizens who believe every young adult entering our district deserves an opportunity to succeed in their future profession by our commitment in providing academic vocational excellence through educational goals and equitable policies,” Branch said.
Branch is also the co-host of StandUP Strong on WVBF 1530 AM and 99.7 FM, and television host and executive producer of the NAACP TV Forum broadcasted on Brockton Community Access, Xfinity Channel 9. He is a retired pastor and Pentecostal Bishop, currently serving as the National Apostolic Leader of Revival Nation Chapels of America, Inc. Branch has extensive experience in full-cycle Human Resources, Labor Relations and Lean Six Sigma Project Management, and also spent many years in hospital operations before venturing into consulting fulltime on issues of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and internal investigations.
The Southeastern Regional School Committee is made up of representatives from the nine communities the district serves, including Brockton, Stoughton, Easton, Foxborough, Sharon, East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Norton and West Bridgewater.