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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, licensure, 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 Educator Support and Higher Education or designee.

The State Board of Education makes 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. Unless otherwise posted, the PSB meetings take place at the NH Department of Education building (Londergan Hall), 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH in Room 15. Meetings begin at noon and are open to the public.

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Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
June 21, 2019

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Minutes Acrobat Reader
September 11, 2019 Agenda Acrobat Reader Minutes Acrobat Reader
October 2, 2019 Agenda Acrobat Reader Minutes Acrobat Reader
November 6, 2019 Agenda Acrobat Reader Minutes Acrobat Reader
December 4, 2019 Cancelled Cancelled
January 8, 2020 Agenda Acrobat Reader  
February 5, 2020    
March 11, 2020    
April 1, 2020    
June 26, 2020    

Archived Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Membership 2018-2019 School Year

Teachers and Education Specialists
Janine Casavant Social Studies Teacher, Penacook 2017-2020
Joanne Goelzer Earth Science Teacher, Northwood 2018-2021
Jack Grube Retired CTE Director, Londonderry 2017-2020
Joann Misra Special Educator, Windham 2019-2022
Christine Oskar-Poisson English Teacher/Professor New England College 2017-2020
Irv Richardson Coordinator for Public Education and School Support, NEA-NH 2019-2022
Anne Wallace, Chair Math Teacher, Hampstead 2017-2020
David Webster Science Teacher, Lincoln 2018-2021
II. Higher Education and Education Administration
Kirk Beitler Superintendent, SAU 73, Gilford 2019-2022
Vince Connelly Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire 2017-2020
Joe Crawford Director, NEXT Charter School, Derry 2017-2020
Cynthia Lucero
Vice Chair
Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field Experience, NHTI 2018-2021
Beth McClure Principal, Strong Foundations Charter School, Pembroke 2018-2021
Christie Sweeney Associate Professor, Plymouth State University, Plymouth 2017-2020
R. Page Tompkins Executive Director & Faculty, Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon 2018-2021
Tom Laliberte Assistant Superintendent, SAU 25, Bedford 2019-2022
Kimberly Yarlott Principal, Reeds Ferry School, Merrimack 2019-2022
III. Qualified Lay Persons
Mary Murphy Financial Planning Executive, Nashua 2019-2022
IV. Department of Education
Stephen Appleby
Division Director, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education  

*six-year term ends

Kimberly Wilson

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711