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Professional Standards Board Members

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.

Teachers and Education Specialists

  • ChairAnne Wallace, Math Teacher, Hampstead 2017-2020
  • 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
  • David Webster, Science Teacher, Lincoln 2018-2021
  • Vacant

Higher Education and Education Administration

  • Vice Chair, Cynthia Lucero, Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field Experience, NHTI
  • 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
  • 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

Qualified Lay Persons

  • Mary Murphy, Financial Planning Executive, Nashua 2019-2022
  • Vacant

Department of Education

  • Stephen Appleby, Division Director, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education


Kimberly Wilson
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