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Our Team

NHEESS is governed by a statewide leadership team of K-12 and college educators and administrators and national CEEDAR representatives. We work as a team through local education associations to share best practices, help support the development of relevant leadership training programs through mini-grants and encourage current and future educational leaders to participate in formal training programs. 

Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu

NH Association of Special Education Administrators

Steve Bigaj

Keene State College 

Bridey Bellemare

NH Association of School Principals

Barbara Cohen

NH Private Special Education Association

Vince Connelly

University of New Hampshire

John Fabrizio


Melanie Faulkner

SAU 16

Mary Ford

NH Registered Apprenticeships

Andra Hall

SAU 24


Amy Hill

St Anselm College

Cynthia Lucero

NHTI Community College System of NH 

Ed McCaul

Keene State College

Kathryn McCurdy

University of New Hampshire

Stephen McDonald


Kevin Murphy

NH Association of Special Education Administrators

Joey Nichol

NH Department of Education

Nancy Parsons

SAU 70 

Danielle Pelletier

NH Department of Education

Jennifer Pomykato

NH School Administrators Association

Irv Richardson

National Education Association

Helen Rist

Stratford Learning Center

Tanya Sturtz

Keene State College

Page Thompkins

Upper Valley Educators Institute

Brian Walker

Plymouth State College

Patty Wons

SAU 31

Kimberly Yarlott


National support staff:

Tim Dove

 CEEDAR at the University of Florida

Elaine McNulty-Knight

CEEDAR and the American Institutes for Research

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NHEESS Team 2024 (those who could attend during a Nor'easter Storm in April)

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