SOUTH EASTON — The South East Regional School Committee is pleased to announce that Tony Branch of Brockton has been elected as the new school committee chair.
Branch replaces Robin Zoll, of Stoughton, who chaired the committee for two years.
In addition to being the Southeast’s first African-American president, he is also a long-time community activist and currently serves as Commissioner and Chair of the City of Brockton’s Diversity Commission. Branch also sits on the boards of directors of Haitian Community Partners, the 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 served as committee vice-chair and chair of the personnel and policy subcommittees.
“It is an honor to serve with citizens who believe that every young adult entering our district deserves an opportunity to succeed in their future profession through our commitment to providing academic professional excellence through educational goals and fair policies,” Branch said.
Branch is also co-host of StandUP Strong on WVBF 1530 AM and 99.7 FM, and television host and executive producer of the NAACP TV Forum airing on Brockton Community Access, Xfinity Channel 9. He is a retired pastor and Pentecostal bishop, currently serving as National Apostolic Leader of Revival Nation Chapels of America, Inc. Branch has extensive experience in the full cycle of human resources, labor relations, and Lean Six Sigma project management, and has also spent many years in hospital operations before venturing into full-time consulting on issues of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and internal investigations.
The Southeast Regional School Committee is made up of representatives from the nine communities served by the district, including Brockton, Stoughton, Easton, Foxborough, Sharon, East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Norton and West Bridgewater.