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.
The NH State Board of Education anticipates several openings for membership on the Professional Standards Board beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.
2015-2016 Meeting Dates
Membership 2015 - 2016 School Year
|Teachers and Education Specialists|
|Joanne Goelzer||Earth Science Teacher, Northwood||2015-2018|
|Laura Hainey||President, AFT-NH||2013-2016*|
|Valerie Kehoe||Reading Specialist, Enfield||2013-2016|
|Michele Mitnitsky||Science Teacher, Dover||2015-2018|
|Nancy Morse||ESOL Teacher, Hollis||2014-2017|
|Dennis Perreault||Social Studies Teacher, Litchfield||2014-2017*|
|Dexter Robblee||Career Technical Educator, Portsmouth||2016-2019|
|Anne Wallace||Mathematics Teacher, Hampstead||2014-2017|
|David Webster||Science Teacher, Lincoln||2015-2018|
|II. Higher Education and Education Administration|
|Christine Boston||Pupil Personnel Services Director, Dover||2014-2017|
|Gerard Buteau||Professor, Plymouth State University||2014-2017|
|Peter Durso||Principal, Richard Towle Elementary School, Newport||2015-2018*|
|John Fabrizio||Director of Special Services, Merrimack School District||2013-2016*|
|Charles Littlefield||Superintendent, Hooksett (SAU 15)||2013-2016*|
|Cynthia Lucero||Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field Experiences, NHTI||2015-2018|
|Mary McNeil||Higher Education Consultant||2013-2016|
|Dianna Terrell||Assistant Professor, Saint Anselm College, Manchester||2015-2018*|
|R. Page Tompkins||Executive Director & Faculty, Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon||2015-2018|
|III. Qualified Lay Persons|
|Erin Grogan||The New Teacher Project, Chesterfield||2014-2017|
|Mary Ellen Hannon||Education Content Consultant, Public Consulting Group||2013-2016|
|IV. Director, Division of Program Support|
|Dr. Scott Mantie|
*six-year term ends
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