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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.

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

  • September 9, 2015
  • October 7, 2015
  • November 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • January 6, 2016
  • February 3, 2016
  • March 2, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 4, 2016
  • June 1, 2016

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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