Council for Teacher Education Members

The Council for Teacher Education consists of four ex-officio members, three voting members appointed by statute, and additional members appointed for such terms as determined by the Council.

Ex-Officio Members

  • Frank Edelblut (Designee Laura Stoneking), Commissioner, NH Department of Education
  • Suzanne E. Graham (Designee Kathryn McCurdy, Co-Chair) University of New Hampshire
  • Dr. Melinda Treadwell (Designee until 8/1/2024 Tanya Sturtz, Co-Chair) Keene State College
  • Dr. Donald Birx (Designee Brian Walker) Plymouth State University

Appointed Members by Statute

three (3) members appointed by the above for terms not exceeding three (3) years

  • Laura Wasielewski, Saint Anselm College, 2022-2025; one representing a private educational institution,
  • Michael Fournier, Bedford School District, SAU 25, 2022-2025; one representing professional personnel of public schools, and
  • Vacant; one a layperson

Additional Members

Appointed by the seven (7) voting members for such terms as they may determine. (RSA 190:2)

  • Abby Blais, Hudson Memorial School, 2021-2024
  • Shawna D’Amour, Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-2025
  • Diane Monico, Rivier University, 2022-2025
  • Kelly Moore Dunn, NHTI - Concord's Community College, 2022-2025
  • Kate Shumway-Pitt, UNH- College of Professional Studies (formerly Granite State College), 2023-2026
  • Joan Swanson, Franklin Pierce University, 2022-2025
  • Kristine Thibault, New England College, 2022-2025
  • Chris Ward, Upper Valley Educators Institute, 2022-2025
  • Benjamin White, SAU #29, Assistant Superintendent, 2023- 8/20/2026
  • Vacant


Apply to join the Council for Teacher Education

CTE Designee Form