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.
State Board of Education Chair, Tom Raffio, has announced that the State Board of Education is seeking applications from representatives of teachers and educational specialists, higher education and education administration, as well as qualified lay persons for vacancies that now exist on the Professional Standards Board (PSB).
The PSB is a 21-member body authorized by state law to advise the State Board of Education regarding professional growth, certification, and governance of the education profession in New Hampshire. Voting membership of the PSB consists of nine classroom teachers and/or education specialists, nine representatives of higher education and/or education administration; two qualified laypersons; and one member of the Department of Education. Currently nine openings exist: five for representatives of educators/education specialists, four for representatives of higher education/education administration, and one for qualified lay person.
PSB members are appointed for three-year terms and may serve up to two full terms. The Board meets at least five times a year between September and June.
To apply for PSB membership, persons may contact Dr. Judith D. Fillion, Director, Division of Program Support, NH Department of Education, telephone (603) 271-3855 or Judith.Fillion@doe.nh.gov Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2014.
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||Literacy Specialist, Bridgewater||2013-2016|
|Scott McGilvray||President, NEA-NH||2012-2015|
|II. Higher Education and Education Administration|
|Peter Durso||Principal, Hudson||2012-2015|
|John Fabrizio||Principal, Merrimack||2013-2016*|
|Charles Littlefield||Superintendent, (SAU 15) Hooksett||2013-2016*|
|Mary McNeil||Higher Education Consultant||2013-2016|
|Brendan Minnihan||Superintendent, Sunapee||2012-2015|
|Dianna Terrell||Assistant Professor, St. Anselm College||2012-2015|
|III. Qualified Lay Persons|
|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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