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
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)
|Dr. Donald Birx||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
| Principal, Bedford School District,
Retired Principal, Merrimack School District
(Representing a private institution)
Professor of Education,
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,
|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
|Margaret "Peg" Ford||Interim Dean, School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University,
|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|
|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|
|Laura Thomas||Teaching Faculty, Education Department Director
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
|Chris Ward||Graduate Studies Coordinator , Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon, NH||2013-2016|
|Laura Wasielewski||Director of Teacher Education, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
|Lisa Witte||Superintendent, School Administrative Unit #93, Swanzey, NH||2013-2016|
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
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.