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Professional Standards Board


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. Meetings will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

2013 - 2014 Meeting Schedule
September 11, 2013
October 2, 2013
November 6, 2013
December 4, 2013
January 8, 2014
February 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 2, 2014
May 7, 2014
June 4, 2014

Membership 2013 - 2014 School Year

Teachers and Education Specialists
Barbara Cohen Private Consultant, Antrim 2011-2014*
Nancy Corbett Speech-Language Specialist, Pembroke 2013-2016*
Laura Hainey President, AFT-NH 2013-2016*
Valerie Kehoe Literacy Specialist, Bridgewater 2013-2016
Scott McGilvray Presidant, NEA-NH 2012-2015
Dennis Perreault Social Studies Teacher, Litchfield 2011-2014
Jennifer Sanborn Elementary Teacher, Concord 2011-2014*
Georgine Williams Social Studies Teacher, Raymond 2011-2014
Catherine Woods Special Education Administrator, Keene 2011-2014*
II. Higher Education and Education Administration
Peter Durso Principal, Hudson 2012-2015
John Fabrizio Principal, Merrimack 2013-2016*
Laurel Kimball Johnson Assistant Superintendent, (SAU 40) Milford 2011-2014
Carl Ladd Superintendent, (SAU 58) Northumberland, Stark, Stratford 2011-2014
Charles Littlefield Superintendent, (SAU 15) Hooksett 2013-2016*
Mary McNeil Higher Education Consultant 2013-2016
Brendan Minnihan Superintendent, Sunapee 2012-2015
Kathleen Norris Director of Graduate Programs, Admissions and Assessment,
Plymouth State University
2011-2014*
Dianna Terrell Assistant Professor, St. Anselm College 2012-2015
III. Qualified Lay Persons
Mary Ellen Hannon Education Content Consultant, Public Consulting Group 2013-2016
Stephanie Skenyon Director of Education, NH Historical Society 2011-2014
IV. Director, Division of Program Support
Dr. Judith D. Fillion

*six-year term ends


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