Protecting Your Security

Protecting Your Security


Committed to serving the needs and interests of our members


About Us


The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts is an organization committed to serving the needs and interests of its members based on democratic principles. We encourage the use of our members’ collective power to promote their economic and social well being while utilizing their professional background and collegiality to develop a sense of community. As an organization devoted specifically to retired educational personnel, the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts stands as their advocate and is committed to taking any necessary action to promote and protect the interest of its members.


The Association was founded in 1951 and is the oldest organization in the state for retired educators. It was called the Massachusetts Retired Teachers’ Association at that time. In 1997 the name was changed to Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts (REAM) to keep from confusing it with other organizations which had established themselves within the Commonwealth. REAM is a statewide association with offices in Marlborough, MA. With seventeen local chapters, REAM is also local to its members.

REAM helps protect pensions, offers great benefits and is a way to stay connected to fellow educators. We are the leading voice of retired educators advocating on behalf of retirees of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS). REAM is a dynamic, fun organization with flexible volunteer opportunities and benefits for retired educators and school personnel.

Published quarterly, the Educators Voice keeps members informed of association activities and important legislation. REAM also has an extensive database of member emails for important alters and notifications.

Mission Statement

The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts is committed to serving the economic and social needs and interests of its membership through collective advocacy, offering supplemental benefits and providing networking opportunities.


State Association Officers


The State Association, in addition to the above elected positions, is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are elected annually from the individual chapters. Chapters with a membership of over 600 members for the previous membership year will be entitled to an additional director position. The immediate past president of the Association will also serve as member of the Board of Directors.




Marilyn Frank
Middlesex North Chapter


First Vice President


Mary Ellen Sorensen
Essex Chapter


Second Vice President


Sandra Martinez
Middlesex North Chapter


Recording Secretary


Frances Sacco
Middlesex North Chapter




Richard Coffey
Middlesex North Chapter


State Association Staff




Executive Director – Membership & Communications


Karen DeDonato


Legislative Services


Charles Stefanini, Lobbyist