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Joan Menard's Biography
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Joan M. Menard
Husband: Charles; 2 Children: Jody, Jennifer
New York, NY
MEd, Boston University
CAGS, Boston College Doctoral Program, 1979
MS, Education, Bridgewater State College, 1971
BS, Bridgewater State College, 1967
Assistant Majority Leader, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, present
Senator, Massachusetts Senate, 1999-2010
Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1978-1999
Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1992-1996
Assistant Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1991
Member, Massachusetts Women's Legislative Caucus
Member, Women's Political Caucus
School Administrator, Town of Somerset
Director of Special Education, Town of Somerset, 1974-1979
Elementary School Teacher, Town of Somerset, 1964-1974
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Treasurer, Association of State Democratic Chairs, 1995-present
Member, Business and Professional Women's Club, present
Member, Council of State Governments, present
Director, Five Cents Savings Bank, present
Board of Directors, Katie Brown Fund, present
Local President, League of Women Voters, present
Member, Massachusetts Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Board, present
Member, National Organization of Women, present
Member, New England Board of Higher Education, present
Advisory Board, Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Center, present
Board of Directors, Steppingstone, present
Labor Advisory Board, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, present
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