Angelica “Toni “Acevedo, who describes herself as a “progressive, Latina Democrat,” has added her name for consideration to fill the vacancy on the Haverhill School Committee.
Acevedo said she attended Lawrence public schoo with her two siblings and “has a deep understanding of what is to be a product of the public school system and would be able to connect with the students and parents.”
“I would love the opportunity to serve the City of Haverhill and be a role model for Latino students showing them the power of higher education,” she said.
She is married and resides in Downtown Haverhill. She is involved with the Haverhill Democratic Committee and was appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to the Community Affairs Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on spending about $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants, in 2014.
“The experience serving as an advisory board member has provided me with the tools and skills to work with the community for the benefit of the citizens in Haverhill,” she said.
She has two master’s degrees—one in clinical social work from Simmons College School of Social Work and an MBA from Northeastern University D’Amore Business School. She is self-employed as a clinical social worker, providing mental health therapy to children and families. She is also real estate broker at Coco, Early & Associates.
The mayor, city council and school committee are expected to name a replacement next Tuesday for the school committee seat held by now-City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua.