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. Kelly Moore Dunn, kdunn@ccsnh.edu.

Upcoming Events

Using Dignity to Transform School Culture

Cost: Free

This webinar series is based on the work of Donna Hicks, Ph.D, and explores how using the Dignity Model as the foundation for classroom management, school culture, conflict resolution, and social emotional learning creates transformative learning spaces. 

  • 2/11: What is Dignity and How Can it Transform Your Classroom
  • 2/18: Understanding the Elements of Dignity
  • 3/4: Dignity and Social Emotional Learning
  • 3/11: Dignity and Classroom Management 
  • 3/25: Dignity, Creativity, and Innovation
  • 4/1: Dignity and Parent Partnership
  • 4/8: Dignity and Professional Self Advocacy
  • 4/15: Dignity Wrap Up

This series is facilitated by Megan Saxelby, who specializes in emotional intelligence, prosocial critical thinking, and dignity. Her work combines research in neuroscience, conflict resolution, and social emotional learning.

 For more information or to register: Contact Kelly Moore Dunn (kdunn@ccsnh.edu)

 

Meet the Program Coordinators

Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D

Kelly has worked for over 30 years as educator in K-12 schools and teaching at the college and university level. She has worked as a special educator, resource teacher, case manager, consultant, college professor, graduate program director, and director of TECP. Before coming to NHTI, she taught at Notre Dame College and Southern New Hampshire University. Currently, she is head of the education department, the Director of the Teacher Education Conversion Program and the Director of the Center for Educational Excellence. 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. She earned her B.S. at the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY, and her Master’s Degree in Learning and language Disabilities from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Florida.


Cynthia Lucero, CAGS

Cynthia has been in education since 1998. She 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 program.