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Council for Teacher Education


The Council for Teacher Education is authorized by statute (RSA 190) to coordinate teacher education in New Hampshire in an advisory capacity through a continuing study and discussion of pre-service progress and the CTE shall issue advisory reports to agencies and institutions, public and private, concerned with teacher education.

The voting membership of the Council for Teacher Education consists of seven (7) members appointed as follows: commissioner of education or designee; chairman of the education department at the University of New Hampshire or his designee; presidents of Keene State College and Plymouth State University or their designees; and three (3) members appointed by them for terms not exceeding 3 years, one from a private educational institution, one from the professional personnel of the public schools and one layman. Additional members may be appointed by the seven listed below.

The Council schedules meetings every month from September to June.

2015-2016 Meeting Dates

  • September 17, 2015
  • October 15, 2015
  • November 19, 2015
  • December 17, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • February 18, 2016
  • March 17, 2016
  • April 21, 2016
  • May 19, 2016
  • June 16, 2016

2015-2016 Membership

Membership by Statute:

Virginia M. Barry, Ph.D. Commissioner, NH Department of Education
(Represented by Judith Fillion, Director, Division of Program Support)
Leslie Couse Chair and Associate Professor, Education Department, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Anne E. Huot President, Keene State College
(Represented by Dottie Bauer, Professor, Education Department)
Sarah Jayne Steen President, Plymouth State University
(Represented by Dr. Megan Birch, Interim Director of Education Preparation, Associate Professor of English, Certification Officer)

Appointed Members by Statute: (serving three-year terms)

Michael Fournier
(Representing a
Professional Practitioner)
Principal, Bedford School District,
Bedford, NH
2015-2018
Frank Hoell
(Layperson)
Dunbarton, NH;
Retired Principal, Merrimack School District
CTE Chair
2013-2016
Alana Mosley
(Representing a private institution)

Professor of Education,
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

2013-2016

Additional Members: (Appointed by the seven voting members of the Council) (serving three-year terms)

Mandy Bean Lecturer and Director of the Teacher Education Program, Department of Education, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 2015-2018
Suzanne Canalli Director of Art Education Program, New Hampshire Institute of Art,
Manchester, NH
2013-2016
Heather Cummings Assistant Superintendent of Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 2015-2018
Kelly Moore Dunn Director of Teacher Education Conversion Programs,
NHTI - Concord's Community College, Concord, NH
2013-2016
Margaret "Peg" Ford Interim Dean, School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 2013-2016
Mary Ford Dean, School of Education, Granite State College, Rochester, NH 2013-2016
Thomas Gilfoyle Retired Social Studies Teacher/Dept Chair, Nashua HS North, Nashua, NH 2013-2016
Thomas Julius Core Faculty,
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
2013-2016
Diane Monico Director, Practicum Experiences/Certification Officer, Rivier University, Nashua, NH 2013-2016
Debra Nitschke-Shaw Professor of Education, New England College, Henniker, NH 2013-2016
Jennifer Pomykato Director of Student Services, Sanborn Regional School District
NH Association of Special Education Administrators, Inc., Concord, NH
2014-2017
Chris Ward Graduate Studies Coordinator , Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon, NH 2013-2016
Laura Wasielewski Director of Teacher Education, Saint Anselm College,
Manchester, NH
2013-2016
Lisa Witte Superintendent, School Administrative Unit #93, Swanzey, NH 2013-2016

CTE Membership Application

Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) with Preparation Programs
Fifteen IHEs in New Hampshire each offer one or more approved professional educator preparation programs.

List of IHEs and their approved programs

Matrices for IHEs and Reviewers
The matrices for IHEs and program approval reviewers support the self-assessment and external assessment of the state's preparation programs.

Professional Educator Preparation Program Approval

Hampshire Summit on Redefining Educator Development for 21st Century Learners
In May 2010, the NHDOE joined with 11 other statewide organizations to co-sponsor an invitational summit for P12 educators, teacher educators, and state policy leaders. Visit this Web site to see slide shows and archived videos of summit presentations.


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