FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2019
New Bedford, MA
Alma del Mar welcomes Christopher Bator to Board of Trustees
Christopher Bator was recently elected to the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees.
A retired assistant US attorney from Boston, Mr. Bator now serves on the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School. He also currently serves as board member and treasurer of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.
“Chris will provide a legal perspective to any strategic discussion and support the board’s overall governance structure,” said Jan Baptist, chairperson of the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees. “We’re excited to welcome him to Alma’s Board of Trustees!”
Mr. Bator prosecuted violent, drug, and organized crime cases as an Assistant US Attorney in Boston for more than 27 years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1976, and his J.D. from Boston University Law School in 1985. He was an associate at Hale and Dorr (now Wilmer Hale) in Boston from 1986-1990.
Alma trustees are volunteers who serve three-year terms. They are entrusted with ensuring the school lives up to its mission, formulates a long-range plan and accountability plan, and complies with all laws. As a member of the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees, Chris will advocate on behalf of the 440 New Bedford children that we have committed to serve and put on a college trajectory.
Other current Alma del Mar Board of Trustees members are: Jan Baptist (Chair), Chris Arnold, Bronwen Cunningham, David Eckert, Lucile Hicks, Martha Kay, Gail Fortes, Dr. John Polk and Maria Rosario.
About Alma del Mar:
Alma del Mar is a public charter school serving New Bedford. Our mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We are achieving this mission by providing a highly demanding, highly supportive education to every scholar who walks through our doors. Alma del Mar features a longer school day, a longer school year, high expectations for all scholars, and outstanding teachers from across the country. We currently serve 440 scholars in grades K-8.