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
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