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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 Date Agenda Minutes
February 1, 2017   Minutes of the February 1, 2017 meeting
March 8, 2017 Agenda for the March 8, 2017 meeting Minutes of the March 8, 2017 meeting
April 5, 2017 Agenda for the April 5, 2017 meeting Minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting
May 3, 2017 Agenda for the May 3, 2017 meeting Minutes of the May 3, 2017 meeting
June 7, 2017 Agenda for the June 7, 2017 meeting Acrobat Reader
September 20, 2017 Acrobat Reader Acrobat Reader
October 4, 2017 Acrobat Reader Acrobat Reader
November 1, 2017 Acrobat Reader Acrobat Reader
December 6, 2017 Acrobat Reader  

February 7, 2018 (postponed due to weather)
February 20, 2018 (reschedule date)

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March 7, 2018    
April 4, 2018    
May 2, 2018    
June 6, 2018    

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Membership 2017 - 2018 School Year

Teachers and Education Specialists
Janine Casavant Social Studies Teacher, Penacook 2017-2020
Joanne Goelzer Earth Science Teacher, Northwood 2015-2018
Jack Grube Retired CTE Director, Londonderry
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 Math Teacher, Hampstead 2017-2020
David Webster Science Teacher, Lincoln 2015-2018
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
George Harne President, Northeast Catholic College, Warner 2017-2020
Cynthia Lucero Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field Experience, NHTI 2015-2018
Christie Sweeney Associate Professor, Plymouth State University, Plymouth 2017-2020
Dianna Terrell Associate Professor, Saint Anselm College, Manchester 2015-2018*
R. Page Tompkins Executive Director & Faculty, Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon 2015-2018
Lisa A. Witte Superintendent, SAU 93, Monadnock 2016-2019
Kimberly Yarlott Principal, Reeds Ferry School, Merrimack 2016-2019
III. Qualified Lay Persons
Kenneth Gorrel Owner, Franchise Owner, Northfield 2017-2020
Vacant   2017-2020
IV. Director, Division of Program Support
Amanda Phelps (designee)    

*six-year term ends

Amanda Phelps
(603) 271-2408


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