Center for Educational Excellence

The Center for Educational Excellence is committed to addressing the professional development needs of New Hampshire educators through affordable training focused on best practices.  We offer trainings and workshops both on and off campus and work with schools to design professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff.

To learn more about how the Center for Educational Excellence can partner with your school to provide professional development based on your needs, please contact Dr. Heather Wood,

Upcoming Events:

Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety-Related and Oppositional Behavior  

with Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA 

Friday, May 10th, 2019
9:00 AM —1:00 PM
Sweeney Hall, NHTI, Concord, NH

One in four children struggle with anxiety in this country.  Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Teachers challenged by disruptive students are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.

Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety and increasing self-monitoring, initiation, persistence, self-regulation and work engagement.

Jessica Minahan is a board certified behavior analyst, special educator and  nationwide consultant.  She has 19 years of experience working with students who exhibit challenging behavior including those with emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, and high-functioning Autism.  Jessica is the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

Space is limited so please be sure to register.  Click here to register online, or email, or call (603) 271-6484 x4325.

Heather Wood
(603) 271-6484 x4358
Fax: (603) 230-9307

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