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Erik ChampyDr. Erik Champy has supported children, adults and the community for over 30 years. He was elected to the National PTA Board of Directors in June 2019 and looks forward to sharing his time and talents to complement our esteemed national team of volunteer leaders.

As an elementary teacher, Champy equipped students with the knowledge and skills to be successful with academics while creating a safe environment to learn. As an adjunct professor, Champy has prepared educators to work with students and families to achieve greater outcomes for all. 

Champy was a union leader and applied his knowledge, worked with community members and advocated for students from Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill. Along with colleagues and fellow advocates, he has lobbied lawmakers for a reduction in student debt, increases in education funding, child nutrition, reform of the No Child Left Behind Act, lowering the achievement gap and many other issues important to American families. Today, as a guidance counselor, Champy continues to work with diverse students, challenges their strengths, addresses their social emotional needs and assists with identifying career and college opportunities. 

As a PTA leader in Massachusetts, Champy continues to advocate for children and the schools that our students deserve. During his tenure as state president, members established a robust Health, Safety and Wellness Committee, secured a gubernatorial proclamation for Arts education, formed the Massachusetts PTA Youth Committee, expanded interest and membership in PTA, strengthened partnerships, and identified the first LGBTQ Issues Chair for the Massachusetts PTA.