The Professional Standards Board is authorized by statute RSA 186:60 to advise the State Board of Education regarding professional growth, certification, and governance of the education profession in this state.
The voting membership of the Professional Standards Board consists of twenty-one (21) persons appointed as follows: nine (9) classroom teachers and/or educational specialists; nine (9) representatives of administration and higher education; two (2) qualified lay persons; and the Director of the Division of Program Support or designee.
The State Board of Education makes a minimum of six appointments annually from nominations submitted by the education profession and interested persons. Appointments are for terms of three years. No member shall serve more than two full terms.
The Professional Standards Board conducts a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled meetings annually which occur from September to June.
2016-2017 Meeting Dates
Membership 2016 - 2017 School Year
|Teachers and Education Specialists|
|Joanne Goelzer||Earth Science Teacher, Northwood||2015-2018|
|Katrina Hall||Mathematics Teacher, Hollis Brookline||2016-2019|
|Joann Misra||Special Educator, Windham||2016-2019|
|Michele Mitnitsky||Science Teacher, Dover||2015-2018|
|Nancy Morse||ESOL Teacher, Hollis||2014-2017|
|Dennis Perreault||Social Studies Teacher, Litchfield||2014-2017*|
|Anne Wallace||Mathematics Teacher, Hampstead||2014-2017|
|David Webster||Science Teacher, Lincoln||2015-2018|
|II. Higher Education and Education Administration|
|Kirk Beitler||Superintendent, SAU 73, Gilford||2016-2019|
|Christine Boston||Pupil Personnel Services Director, Dover||2014-2017|
|Gerard Buteau||Professor, Plymouth State University||2014-2017|
|Cynthia Lucero||Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field Experiences, NHTI||2015-2018|
|Ray McNulty||Dean of Education, Southern NH University||2016-2019|
|Dianna Terrell||Associate Professor, Saint Anselm College, Manchester||2015-2018*|
|R. Page Tompkins||Executive Director & Faculty, Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon||2015-2018|
|Lisa A. White||Superintendent, SAU 93, Monadnock||2016-2019|
|Kimberly Yarlott||Principal, Reeds Ferry School, Merrimack||2016-2019|
|III. Qualified Lay Persons|
|Erin Grogan||The New Teacher Project, Chesterfield||2014-2017|
|Irv Richardson||Coordinator for Public Education and School Support, NEA-NH||2016-2019|
|IV. Director, Division of Program Support|
|Dr. Scott Mantie|
*six-year term ends