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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.

2014-2015 Meeting Dates

  • September 10, 2014
  • October 1, 2014
  • November 5, 2014
  • December 3, 2015
  • January 7, 2015
  • February 4, 2015
  • March 4, 2015
  • April 1, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
  • June 3, 2015

Membership 2014 - 2015 School Year

Teachers and Education Specialists
Nancy Corbett Speech-Language Specialist, Pembroke 2013-2016*
Laura Hainey President, AFT-NH 2013-2016*
Valerie Kehoe Reading Specialist, Enfield 2013-2016
Scott McGilvray President, NEA-NH 2012-2015
Nancy Morse ESOL Teacher, Hollis 2014-2017
Dennis Perreault Social Studies Teacher, Litchfield 2014-2017*
Anne Wallace Mathematics Teacher, Hampstead 2014-2017
Angela Friborg English Teacher, Manchester 2014-2017
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 Head of School, Seacoast Charter School in Kingston 2012-2015
John Fabrizio Director of Special Services, Merrimack School District 2013-2016*
Carl Ladd Superintendent, Northumberland (SAU 58) 2014-2017*
Charles Littlefield Superintendent, Hooksett (SAU 15) 2013-2016*
Mary McNeil Higher Education Consultant 2013-2016
Brendan Minnihan Superintendent, Contoocook Valley (SAU 1) 2012-2015
Dianna Terrell Assistant Professor, St. Anselm College 2012-2015
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. Judith D. Fillion    

*six-year term ends

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