Meet the Faculty Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP)

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Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D.

Kelly Moore Dunn joined NHTI's faculty in 2003. She is the Department Head of Education, the Director of the Teacher Education Conversion Program and the Center for Educational Excellence. She earned her B.S. from the College of St. Rose, her M.Ed. in Learning and Language Disorders from Notre Dame College, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Adult Education, from Nova Southeastern University. She has more than 30 years’ experience as educator in K-12 schools and college and university. She teaches courses in special education and supervises student teachers and practicum students. She serves on the Council for Teacher Education for the State Board of Education. Her professional interests include special education, learning disabilities, cognitive coaching, teacher preparation and adult learning.

Cynthia Lucero, M.Ed.

Heather Wood, M.Ed.

Before joining NHTI, Heather worked as an elementary reading and writing specialist and special education teacher. She also has experience teaching math and science at the high school and college levels. She earned her BA in from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MEd as a Reading and Writing Specialist from Plymouth State University. She is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at Walden University with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Heather teaches education and math courses, supervises student teachers, and coordinates the Center for Educational Excellence. Her professional interests include reading and math intervention and cognitive learning strategies.

Susan K. Peterson, Ed.D.

Susan K. Peterson has degrees in Early Childhood Education; Counseling; and Higher Education, Leadership, and Adult Learning. She holds a NH Early Childhood Master Professional from the NH Dept of Health and Human Services. She has taught early childhood education classes in higher education for the past 20 years and is certified by the NH chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) as a professional trainer. She continues to maintain adjunct status at Granite State College, NHTI, Concord Community College, where she teaches education courses and provides supervision and mentoring to pre-service and new teachers. Dr. Peterson is certified by the Center for Teacher Effectiveness and authorized to conduct “Time to Teach” seminars in Classroom Management. She is a board member of St. Benedict Academy in Manchester; the NH Association of Infant Mental Health; and a former board member of the Early Education and Intervention Network, Inc. (eein). Dr. Peterson is the Director of Riverstone Educational Consultants providing professional development and support in training, coaching, mentoring, and program evaluation to schools and educational organizations.

Deborah Woelflein, M.A.,C.A.G.S.

Deborah has been an educator for 35 years, with experience as a high school English teacher, department head, assistant principal, principal, instructional supervisor and assistant superintendent for curriculum. She is currently the middle school principal in Merrimack. She was named  NH Teacher of the Year in 1996. She has a B.A. in English Education from Merrimack College, a M.A. in English from Duquesne University, and a CAGS from Rivier College. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Rivier College.

Amy Gillam

Amy Gillam has been an Adjunct Professor at NHTI since 2008. She teaches the Instructional Technology course which is focuses on learning how to integrate technology into the classroom. She is currently a Computer Technology Educator at the PreK - Grade 4 level where she teaches computer technology classes and collaborates with colleagues to facilitate technology integration in the classroom. In the past she has also taught second grade, middle school Spanish, and middle school computer technology. In addition to teaching, she presents at workshops and seminars on current educational technology topics.

James A. Pietrovito, Ed.D.

James A. Pietrovito joined NHTI's faculty in 1996. He is an Adjunct Professor of Social Science and Education. He earned his B.A. from Lycoming College, his M.Ed. and his C.A.G.S from the University of Vermont, and his Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Ellen Dokton, M.A.

Dawn Higgins, M.A.

Rachel Papen

Aaron Hughes

Francis Hoell

Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP)
Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D., Director TECP

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Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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