Meet the Faculty Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP)

Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D.

Kelly Moore Dunn joined NHTI's faculty in 2003. She is the Department Chair 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.

Jeff Caron, M.Ed

Jeff has been an adjunct faculty member at NHT since 2015. He teaches Science Methods in the Teacher Education Conversion Program. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame College, and his M.A in Science Education from Leslie University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and is the science department curriculum facilitator at Merrimack Middle School. He's a strong advocate for inquiry-based science instruction. He also serves on the board of directors for the New Hampshire Community Theater Association.

Maura Clinton-Jones, M.Ed.

Maura Clinton-Jones joined NHTI's adjunct faculty in 2017. She earned her B.A. in Special/Elementary Education from Providence College and her M.Ed. in Educational Administration & Supervision from Plymouth State University. She taught in the New Hampshire public school system for 21 years, teaching both Special education and general education at the elementary level. She is currently an assistant principal at an elementary school. Her professional interests include inclusion and behavior management.

Amy Gillam, M.Ed.

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 in the public school system 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.

Dawn Higgins, M.A.

Dawn Higgins is the Director of Cross-cultural Education and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at NHTI Concord's Community College. Instructing and advising second language adults in higher education for 19 years, she is also a certified K-12 ESOL teacher in the State of NH and linguistics instructor for NHTI's post-bac ESOL Teacher Education Conversion Program. Dawn is the co-director of the ESOL Teacher Education Conversion Program. The populations she serves at NHTI currently are New Americans and other new immigrants representative of more than 50 native languages and countries of origin. Dawn earned her undergraduate degree in French and English and her Master's degree in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire and the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.

Francis Hoell, M.Ed.

Francis W. Hoell, M.Ed. joined the NHTI faculty in 2010. He a supervisor of student teachers and student interns. He earned a B.A. from Saint Anselm College and M.Ed from Lesley University in Special Education and Administration. He has over 44 years of experience as an educator and school administrator. He serves on the Council for Teacher Education. His professional interests include principal mentoring and teacher preparation.

Aaron Hughes

Jeffrey Laflamme, M.Ed.

Jeff joined the NHTI education faculty in 2018. He graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Management. He spent the next 20 years working for corporate America for RJ Reynolds, UPS, and Fidelity Investments. Seeking out his passion, he made a career change and sought out a degree in education. He obtained his special education certification at NHTI through the Teacher Education Conversion Program and began working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He completed his Master's Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from Rivier University in Nashua, N.H. Currently, Jeff is a case manager and special education teacher at Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua. He is certified in Life Skills Crisis Intervention (LSCI) and Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI). Jeff also serves on the NHTI Education Department's Advisory Board. Jeff proudly served our country as a Seabee in the United States Naval Reserves.

Christopher Lewis

Cynthia Lucero, M.Ed.

Cynthia has been in education since 1998. She has taught in Educator Preparation at the University of New Hampshire and Saint Anselm College before coming to NHTI. Cynthia is the Coordinator of Clinical Practice for the education department at NHTI and professor of education. In the past, Cynthia was an elementary and middle school teacher and an assistant middle school principal. She loves all aspects of education, but areas of professional interest included mentoring new teachers, supporting students with disabilities, student assessment, and special education.  Cynthia earned her B.S and M.Ed from Notre Dame College, and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation through Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Maddie Jordan Miller, M.Ed.

Madeleine Jordan Miller (Maddy) joined the TECP Adjunct Faculty at NHTI for the 2017 Fall Semester. She teaches Curriculum Design, Evaluation, and Assessment in ESOL Education. She is a retired K-12 ESOL educator with 27 years experience in NH Public Schools. Maddy graduated from Wells College, Aurora, NY, with a BA in Spanish, having spent one year studying in Madrid, Spain in the Georgetown University program. She was a TECP candidate at Plymouth State College (now Plymouth State University) and did graduate work at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. Her longest tenure of teaching was in the Manchester School District, NH's most culturally diverse city and district. She served as the District ESOL Coordinator for several years while teaching. Her professional interests include sharing her expertise in the field of second language acquisition through professional development and mentoring. She is the past President of NNETESOL.

Preston Alan Pardy, Ed.D.

P. Alan Pardy has been an adjunct instructor at NHTI since 2011, teaching ED 201/TECP 61. Alan earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of New Hampshire. He earned a Doctorate in Education at Boston University, concentrating on special education and educational administration. He has worked in education for over 50 years, as a classroom teacher, director of special education, and, until he retired in 2017, Executive Director of the NH Association of Special Education Administrators, a state-wide organization of public and private special education directors. Alan has also taught courses as an adjunct at Rivier College (University), Granite State College, and Antioch University New England. His professional interests include leadership competencies, inter-agency collaboration, and integrating “sift skills” into K-12 education and teacher training.

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 is an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College and NHTI, 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. 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.

Mariane Hastings Robert, MAT/ESOL

Mariane Hastings Robert started teaching ELs in adult vocational education in 1985. She entered public education in 2002 and has been teaching ELs in K-12 since then. She became the EL Program Coordinator for SAU53 K-12 in 2004. She earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology from St Joseph's College in Maine and UNH. After extensive travel and work with ELs abroad, she returned to earn an MAT/ESOL at The School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. Mariane develops individualized content curriculum for ELs as well as EL Teacher Training. She supervises non certified staff working with ELs. She is a TESOL member and serves on the NH ESSA/EL Advisory Board. Her professional interests include Special Ed for ELs, SLIFE, teacher mentoring and development of effective EL Programs and instruction in schools of low incidence in NH.

Patricia Severance

Anne Wallace, M.Ed.

Annie Wallace joined NHTI as a TCEP adjunct faculty member in 2007 as the secondary mathematics instructor. She earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1981, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gordon College, Wenham, MA in 2005, and a Post-Masters Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New England, Portland, ME in 2016. She has more than 15 years’ experience as an educator. Currently she is teaching and the math coach and specialist at Hampstead Middle School. She has served on Governor Hassan’s NH STEM Education Task Force and as a member of Advisory Group for the NH Quantitative Literacy Project in the development of NH’s Pre-K -16 Numeracy Action Plan for the 21st Century and currently serves as president on the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) board and as vice-chair on the Professional Standards Board for the State Board of Education. Her professional interests include equity and access in mathematics for all students, teacher preparation with a focus in mathematics for all levels, math curriculum and assessment, and in the development of math coaching.

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

Debbie has been an educator for 35 years, with experience as a high school English teacher, department chair, assistant principal, principal, instructional supervisor and assistant superintendent for curriculum. She is an adjunct faculty member at NHTI, and has taught at Rivier College, and UMass Lowell and has chaired the NH Council for Teacher Education. She enjoys working with new educators to help prepare them to face the realities of today's classrooms and developed a formal mentoring program for the Merrimack School District. She was honored to serve as the NH Teacher of the Year in 1996. Debbie has a B.A. in English Education from Merrimack College, a M.A. in English from Duquesne University, and a CAGS from Rivier College.

Heather Wood, Ed.D

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 Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, her MEd as a Reading and Writing Specialist from Plymouth State University, and her Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University.  Heather teaches education and math courses, supervises student teachers, and coordinates the Center for Educational Excellence. Her professional interests include reading and math intervention, assistive technology, and cognitive learning strategies. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities in the beautiful lakes and mountains of New Hampshire such as hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing.

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

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