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David Ticchi

A lifelong calling to promote education and understanding characterizes all of David Ticchi’s professional endeavors. A retired faculty member at Newton North High School, he taught English and supervised a School-to-Career program, working closely with students to prepare them for real-world options. Concurrent with his role as a teacher, David served as Special Assistant to the President at the Legal Sea Foods Corporation acting as co-chair of an ethics program and facilitating internal training and communication projects. Before taking on these current challenges, David filled an executive position for over 10 years at Xerox Imaging Systems (XIS), a Xerox subsidiary.

Legally blind since birth, David graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), receiving his B.A. in economics cum laude. After spending a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, he returned to Boston to earn a Masters degree and a Doctorate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

One of his proudest moments occurred in 1998 when David was named “National Blind Educator of the Year” by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). In 1996, David was chosen a Community Hero by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and carried the Olympic Flame in the Olympic Torch Relay.

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