Education Committee

January 2023


We advocate for equitable local, state, and federal policies that establish education standards, allocate resources, and set priorities for education and workforce systems. NAACP National Education Committee.

Operations: Monthly (third Wednesday of the month)

Annual Goals:

To monitor, participate, and encourage the highest educational standards for all in the county.

Current Activities:

  1. Curriculum sub-committee
  2. Recruitment and retention sub-committee
  3. Educational report card for all local schools
  4. Education Survey

Chair(s) and contact information:

Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed:

Linda Evans:

Committee Members 

Barbara Mahony – Pittsfield

Vicky Smith – Pittsfield

Marianne Young – Great Barrington, MCLA

Emily Day – Pittsfield High School


NAACP targets a new civil rights issue — reading – an article

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead with Support, Not Police – an article

Special Event

NAACP Berkshire County Branch, in collaboration with The Pittsfield Public School District, provided an extraordinary learning opportunity for students from Pittsfield and Taconic High Schools through the viewing of the movie Till at the Beacon Cinema. Members of the Branch held talk-backs with each group of students following the showing (December 2022)

Talk-back immediately following the showing.
Students watching Till at the Beacon Cinema