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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, 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. 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.


Meeting Dates Agendas/Minutes
June 21, 2019 Agenda Acrobat Reader
September 11, 2019  
October 2, 2019  
November 6, 2019  
December 4, 2019  
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
Katrina Hall Mathematics Teacher, Hollis Brookline 2016-2019
Joann Misra Special Educator, Windham 2016-2019
Christine Oskar-Poisson English Teacher/Professor New England College 2017-2020
Irv Richardson Coordinator for Public Education and School Support, NEA-NH 2016-2019
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 2016-2019
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
Lisa A. Witte Superintendent, SAU 93, Monadnock 2016-2019
Kimberly Yarlott Principal, Reeds Ferry School, Merrimack 2016-2019
III. Qualified Lay Persons
Mary Murphy Financial Planning Executive, Nashua 2019-2022
IV. Department of Education
Stephen Appleby
Administrator, Bureau of Credentialing  

*six-year term ends

Kimberly Wilson

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
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