Staff Directory

A Dedicated Community of Teaching Professionals

Teachers are the heart of Shaker Road School. Our team of faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a challenging, supportive learning environment that stimulates creativity and fosters inquisitive thinking. The diversity of our teaching team’s experiences, talents, and passions help create a truly dynamic school environment. All SRS teachers participate in our active professional learning program that provides training and workshops to continuously improve and refine the art of teaching.

Gillian Berry

Gillian Berry

Teacher

Grade Level: Elementary

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Experience: 17 years at SRS, 26 years in education.

Education: B.A. Psychology/Early Childhood Concentration, Framingham State University | Professional Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Cross-Cultural Language and Development (CLAD), National University

What I strive to teach students: Confidence, open-mindedness, kindness, and respect.

School Activities: Soccer Coach, Curriculum Committee

Personal Interests: Karate, Camping, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: I enjoy the flexibility I am allowed within the classroom to teach using a variety of methods and materials. The small class sizes allow for better connections with the students, both academically and emotionally. I am always impressed by how capable our students are and how far they can progress in the elementary grades.

Roger Blazon

Roger Blazon

Teacher

Grade Level: Primary

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Experience: 17 years at SRS

Education: B.A., New Hampshire College | M.Ed., Notre Dame College

What I strive to teach students: My instructional passion is reading and writing.  I strive to produce the best young readers and writers.

School Activities: Indoor Soccer Coach

Personal Interests: Woodworking, Traveling, Gardening, Reading Biographies, Researching Concord and New Hampshire History

What I love about SRS: I enjoy the school-wide Humanities Fair and Science Fair projects.  Research projects in social studies and science pique students’ natural curiosity. These are perfect opportunities for my students to work collaboratively to generate authentic learning experiences.

Jenna Brady

Jenna Brady

Teacher

Grade Level: Infant Program

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Experience: First Year at SRS, More than 7 years in education

Education: B.A. Behavioral Science, Granite State College

What I strive to teach students: I strive to expose children to new textures and experiences.

Personal Interests: Cooking, Baking, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: Shaker has a beautiful campus and wonderful people.

Mary Beth Burgess

Mary Beth Burgess

Teacher

Grade Level: Primary

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Experience: More than 20 years at SRS

Education: B.S. Bloomsburg University | M.Ed. Smith College

What I strive to teach students: I work hard to help students build strong foundational skills while fostering a love of learning and developing good citizenship.

School Activities: Archery

Personal Interests: Walking, Rowing Crew, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: I love the strong sense of community at SRS.

Elisabeth Carter

Elisabeth (Betsy) Carter

Executive Administrative Assistant

Grade Level: All

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Experience: Over 30 years at SRS

Education: University of Connecticut | New Hampshire Technical Institute

School Activities: Open House

Personal Interests: Crafting, Spending time with my grandchildren

What I love about SRS: Shaker Road School is family to me. After working in other industries, I came to SRS as a parent and never left. The community is strong and supportive. I am always impressed by the quality of the instruction students receive.

Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter

Teacher

Grade Level: Elementary

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Experience: 15 Years at SRS

Education:  B.S., Communication Disorders, University of New Hampshire | M.Ed., Reading and Writing Specialist, University of New Hampshire

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy teaching students the importance of good study skills, how to be an active learner, and to always try their best. I focus on teaching how to resolve conflict with kindness and purpose. And most importantly, I want my students to understand their roles as active members of the school community.

School Activities: Drama (Grades 4 and 5), SSAT proctor, Curriculum Committee, NEASC Visiting Committee Member

Personal Interests: Hiking, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Reading, Live Music, Traveling

What I love about SRS: I consider SRS to be my second home. Students are always friendly, considerate, and make my job enjoyable. My colleagues are supportive and always willing to collaborate.

Florence Chapman

Florence Chapman

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten

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Experience: More than 20 years at SRS

Education: Nassau Community College | NYC Department of Corrections Academy | New Hampshire Technical Institute

What I strive to teach students: I work hard to teach our youngest students compassion and friendship, and how to explore the amazing world around them.

School Activities: School Photographer

Personal Interests: Photography, Motorcycling

What I love about SRS: Teaching at SRS is like being part of a small town where everyone knows you. I am so fortunate to watch and support children as they grow from toddlers to teenagers and then return to visit as adults.

Caitlin Connelly

Caitlin Connelly

Admissions and Placement

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Admissions and Secondary School Placement

Education: B.S. Hobart and William Smith Colleges | M.A. University of Michigan

What I strive to teach students: I work with families to successfully enroll them in SRS and then, years later, help them transition to appropriately matched secondary schools.

School Activities: PTG, Socially Shaker Chair, Annual SRS Fundraiser

Personal Interests: Camping, Traveling, Baking, Reading

What I love about SRS: The Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Hayride is a great community event. I love seeing the artfully carved pumpkins placed along the cross-country trail. To see them all aglow and listen to children and parents enjoy their evening ride exemplifies the best of the SRS community.

Jayne Crevier

Jayne Crevier

Business Office

Grade Level: All

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Experience: More than 20 years at SRS

School Activities: Making Strides for Breast Cancer Charitable Walk

Personal Interests: Being outdoors, Painting, Spending time with my grandchildren

What I love about SRS: I enjoy the flexibility of working in the office during the day, and then having an opportunity to interact with the children and families in the before and after school care program.

Tad Curry

Tad Curry

Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

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Area of Focus: English, Language Arts, Latin

Experience: 7 years at SRS, 10 years teaching

Education: B.A. English and Classical Studies, Gettysburg College | M.A. Media Arts, Emerson College

What I strive to teach students: I teach how to support ideas with evidence, how to use the structure of writing to construct cogent arguments, how to make inferences from reading, and how to recognize when they need help and how to ask for it.

School Activities: Robotics League, Soccer, Flag Football, All Time Runner Up Quarterback, Director Faculty Talent Show, Filmmaking, Creative Writing, School News Editor

Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Watching Films, Reading, Aquascaping, Playing Transformers

What I love about SRS: I love the sense of belonging when I show up for work every day, and I felt that from my very first day here. When you become a member of Shaker Road School, whether as a student, an employee, or a parent, you belong to a community that welcomes you, supports you, and challenges you to be your best self.

Peter Daley

Peter Daley

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School

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Experience: 28 years at SRS, 38 years working with children

Education: B.S. Business Management, New Hampshire College | Early Childhood Education Certification, NHTI | Courses at New England College and Springfield College

What I strive to teach students: To develop a better understanding of how to look at the world, and why things happen. As part of our Trout in the Classroom Program, students get first-hand experience with a life-cycle and the importance of watershed protection.

School Activities: Bus Driver, Soccer Coach, Golf Coach, Cross Country Running Coach, Summer Program Golf, After School Activities, 8th grade Washington Trip Coordinator, Drama and Dance Production Assistant, Recycling on Campus, and Bringing leprechaun cheer to all!

Personal Interests: Running, Biking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Camping, Kayaking, Classical Music, Theater, All New England Sports, My Daughters

What I love about SRS: I have been a part of Shaker Road School since its inception. When Doug and Patti started the school, they chose “loving, learning, and caring” as the motto. Nearly 40 years later, these themes hold true. We strive to offer students and families a true sense of professionalism, a caring concern for every student’s well-being, and friendliness that allows families and students to feel safe and important while learning.

Samantha Daniels

Samantha Daniels

Admissions and Placement

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Admissions and Secondary School Placement

Experience: 20 years at SRS

Education: B.S., Elementary Education, St. Bonaventure University

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy welcoming families to the SRS community and accurately illustrate what life at the school is all about.

School Activities:  Camp Shaker Director, Middle School Drama, Prop Design, Yearbook, Ski Program Chaperone, Extended Field Trip Chaperone (Night at the museum, AMC and White Mountains, Lake ecology, Leadership and Washington D.C.)

Personal Interests: Coaching, Playing hockey and lacrosse

What I love about SRS: I love to see the amazing outcomes of our students as a result of the academic and social investments made by the teachers, students and families.

Chris Dow

Christopher Dow

Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

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Area of Focus: Social Studies

Experience: 2 Years at SRS, 3 Years in Education

Education: B.A. Social Studies, Plymouth State University | Honorable Service in the United States Army

What I strive to teach students: I strive to teach students political literacy and to think critically about historical topics. It is important for students to write and speak well as young historians. We live in interesting times, and it is crucial that young adults develop an understanding of their lives in an historical context.

School Activities: FIRST Lego Robotics, Newbie Flag Football Quarterback

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Hiking

What I love about SRS: SRS offers a tremendous number of programs and small class sizes. Because of this, I am better able to work with students on the skills associated with being literate citizens in our democracy, and the world. SRS is a community where learners, educators, and families all come together to accomplish wonderful things, and do so in a fun and challenging environment.

Brian Durand

Brian Durand

Maintenance

Grade Level: All

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Experience: First year at SRS

What I love about SRS: I am brand new to the SRS community and look forward to experiencing all that the school offers.

Maria Giberti

Maria Giberti

Teacher

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Spanish

Experience: More than 10 years at SRS

Education: Centro de Estudio, Formatik Center, Madrid, Spain | MHCC

What I strive to teach students: I want my students to understand that speaking Spanish perfectly is not as important as trying their best.

School Activities: Coordinator of Annual Trip to Spain, Nordic Skiing, Academic Curriculum Committee

Personal Interests: Quilting, Walking, Reading

What I love about SRS: I enjoy the freedom that the teachers have in creating an exciting and innovative curriculum for all students.

Alex Hicks

Alexander Hicks

Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

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Area of Focus: Science & Technology

Teaching Experience: More than 20 years

Education: B.S. Utica College of Syracuse University | M.B.A. New Hampshire College |M.S. Southern New Hampshire University

What I strive to teach students: I believe that reason and problem solving are crucial skills when studying science and technology and will benefit students in all areas of their lives.

School Activities: Robotics Coach, IT Guru, Graduation Walking Sticks Artist

Personal Interests: Boating, Tinkering, Gardening

What I love most about SRS: The sense of community that allows us to work together effectively, easily develop and integrate new curriculum, and develop programming changes to best meet the needs of our students.

Doug Hicks

Douglas Hicks

Head of School

Grade Level: All

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Experience: Founded Shaker Road School in 1979

Education: B.S., University of New Hampshire | M.S., Administration and Supervision, University of New Hampshire | M.B.A., University of New Hampshire

What I strive to teach students: I want all students to be curious learners and ask, “why?” We explore the forests together, identify tree species, contemplate scenarios, and seek to solve problems. Students at all ages must maintain a curious mind and never stop asking questions.

School Activities: Ski Program Chaperone, 4th Grade Science Instruction

Personal Interests: Boating, Collecting Shark Teeth, Gardening, Projects

What I love about SRS: I am amazed by what our community has created since 1979. The options for students, families, and teachers are second to none from Infants through 9th grade. I am so proud of our community and its dedication to educating and caring for children. And, SRS will continue to evolve to meet the needs of children. Investing in quality child care and education is incredibly important, and I am always grateful for the trust families place in our school.

Matt Hicks

Matthew Hicks

Principal

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Middle School Studies and Research Courses

Experience: 16 years at SRS, 19 years in teaching and administration

Education: B.A. Public Policy, Hamilton College | M.A.T. History, University of New Hampshire | M.Ed. School Leadership, Harvard University | Ph.D. Candidate, Leadership & Policy, University of New Hampshire

What I strive to teach students: I strive to help students write well, think critically, argue cogently, and take pride in producing high quality work.

School Activities: Soccer Coach (18 years), Futsal Coach, Student Government Advisor, All-time Champion Flag Football Quarterback, Academic Competitions

Personal Interests: Traveling, Hiking in the White Mountains, Distance running, Coaching, Being a Dad

 What I love about SRS: I am thrilled to work at a school with motivated students who learn collaboratively in a supportive community. I am honored to work with amazing colleagues who dedicate their lives to empowering children.

Patti Hicks

Patricia Hicks

Head of School

Grade Level: All

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Experience: Founded Shaker Road School in 1979

Education: B.S., Communication Disorders, University of New Hampshire | M.S., Communication Disorders, University of New Hampshire

What I strive to teach students: I want children to learn humility, fairness and tolerance – lessons that will serve them well throughout their lives.

School Activities: Middle School Drama, PTG, School News Editor, Infant Toddler Pre-K Administration

Personal Interests: Gardening, Canning

What I love about SRS: Our families, faculty, and community!

David Kiess

David Kiess

Maintenance

Grade: All

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Experience: 10 Years at SRS

Personal Interests: Guitar, Philosophy, Running and fitness

What I love about SRS: The school has become a second home to me. The traditions at SRS are wonderful. My favorite is Spring Fling. The students work so hard preparing to sing, act, dance, and perform. Their talents are truly amazing.

Jen LaBrie

Jennifer Labrie

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: All

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Experience: More than 20 years at SRS

Education: B.A. Keene State College

What I strive to teach students: I am dedicated to motivating my students and engaging them in learning. I love watching the pride my students take in their accomplishments.

School Activities: Coach Indoor Soccer

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Soccer, Exercise

What I love about SRS: This is a small, caring community where teachers have the opportunity to form strong connections with their students and families. We are able to work closely with students to help create a love of learning.

Bryan Laliberte

Bryan Laliberte

Teacher

Grade Level: Primary

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Experience: 9 years at SRS

Education: B.A. Childhood Studies, Plymouth State University

What I strive to teach students: I focus on teaching how to be good citizens, which is such an important part of our philosophy at SRS. I am dedicated to helping students build strong foundational skills in the primary years for success throughout their schooling. And, I strive to make learning funthis helps students develop a love of learning that they will carry with them as they grow.

School Activities: Soccer Coach, Struggling Flag Football Quarterback, Cross Country Running, Skiing

Personal Interests: Skiing, Hiking, Camping, Spending time outdoors, Spending time with family and friends

What I love about SRS: SRS is a special place for me and my family. It’s more than just a schoolit’s a place where my children have grown up, where they have had so many opportunities to grow, and to be themselves. SRS offers many opportunities for students to shine, challenge themselves, and take risks.

Krystin Larochelle

Kristyn LaRochelle

Teacher; Reading and Writing Specialist 

Grade Level: Elementary

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Experience: More than 10 years at SRS

Education: B.S. Plymouth State University | M.Ed. Plymouth State University

What I strive to teach students: My focus is on teaching independence and self-advocacy skills through problem solving activities across the curriculum, including citizenship themes and social education.

School Activities: Drama

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Camping, Reading

What I love about SRS: The school community is my second home. I began working here in college and have never left. I look forward to watching my son grow up at SRS.

Jay Lewis

Jay Lewis

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: All

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Experience: 6 Years at SRS

Education: B.A. History and Film Study, Salve Regina University

What I strive to teach students: I focus on teaching students how to be independent thinkers and take control of their learning.

School Activities: Soccer Coach, Drama, Director of Faculty Talent Show

Personal Interests: Soccer, Film Study, Studying History

What I love about SRS: I love the strong sense of community at SRS and I think Mr. Matt and Mr. Curry are the coolest cats around.

Cathy Linden

Cathy Linden

Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

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Area of Focus: Mathematics and Language Arts

Experience: 16 years at SRS

Education: B.S. Mathematics Education, UNH | M.Ed. Elementary Education (K-8), UNH

What I strive to teach students: I strive to teach my students to be independent thinkers and lifelong learners by asking good questions, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, challenging themselves, taking risks and making mistakes, and knowing when to ask for help.

School Activities: Dance, Lifeguard and Swim Instructor, Curriculum Committee Chair

Personal Interests: Dance, Spending time with family, Skiing

What I love about SRS: The school is my home away from home. The students, families, and my colleagues are like an extension of my own family. I have grown as an educator because of our supportive community of learners. I am fortunate to work with an energetic team of teachers who love what they do and strive to provide the best education for all students.

Gail Martinez

Gail Martinez

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Infant/Toddler and Pre-K

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Experience: 18 years at SRS, More than 20 years working in education

Education: Early Childhood Education, NHTI

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy instilling a love of play in children. Play is so important for children’s early development. I help do this through games and outdoor activities.

Personal Interests: Sewing, Walking, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: I love the people and children in our community. I worked here for 13 years and then had to move away, and was lucky enough to return five years ago – I’m so happy to be back!

Michelle McHugh

Michelle McHugh

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Toddler Program

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Experience: 13 years at SRS

Education: NHTI

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy assisting our students reach their developmental milestones and celebrating their accomplishments.

Personal Interests: Attending Church, Spending Time Outdoors, Snowmobiling, Riding ATVs

What I love about SRS: The beautiful campus offers so much for the children to explore.  I love to take walks with the children to see the golf course, visit the greenhouse, and explore the walking trails.

Tania Minery

Tania Minery

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten

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Experience: 18 Years at SRS

Education: New Hampshire College, Associates Degree, ECE Certificate

Personal Interests: Jewelry making, hiking, walking, working with children, and spending time with family. Active volunteer in a Crisis Center for Women and served on the board.

What I love about SRS: I enjoy watching the children grow, learn new things every day, and develop their own unique personalities. The children are full of life and make my job both fun and interesting.

Rachel Minsinger

Rachel Minsinger

Music Teacher

Grade Level: All

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Experience: 2 Years at SRS, 8 years as a music educator

Education: B.A., Music Education, Susquehanna University | M.A., Music Education, Gordon College

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy helping students learn the fundamentals of music such as keeping a steady beat and singing or playing instruments in tune.  Helping children get involved with music through movement as well as creating their own music through reading, writing and improvising is also exciting.

School Activities: Drama, Chorus, Boncert band, Private Music Lessons

Personal Interests: Baking, Crocheting, Sewing, Playing Board Games, Spending time with family and friends

What I love about SRS: The students at SRS have so many opportunities to be involved in music.  I like working with students not only in general music class, but also in chorus, band, private lessons, electives, and the A Capella Group.  Observing students making music in so many settings is inspiring.

Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison

Art Teacher

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Fine Arts

Teaching Experience: More than 20 years at SRS

Education: B.A. State University College at Potsdam, NY

What I strive to teach students: I want to expose my students to many art mediums and help them make choices to create art based on their personal preferences.

School Activities: Golf, Annual Art Show

Personal Interests: Quilting, Jewelry making, Spending time with family and friends

What I love most about SRS: The school strongly values the arts and provides students many opportunities to experience visual arts through enrichment and elective classes.

Stephanie Newbery

Stephanie Newbery

Teacher

Grade Level: Elementary

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Experience: 12 Years at SRS

Education: B.A. English, Muhlenberg College

What I strive to teach students: In addition to teaching students high quality academics, I focus on resilience, independence, confidence, and self-advocacy.

School Activities: Soccer, Robotics, Drama

Personal Interests: Cross-fit, Running, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: I am struck by how powerful and positive the relationships are within this community and the benefits offered for children. The opportunities for students within the classroom and the variety of classes, athletics, arts, and other extra-curricular options far exceed any other school I have seen.

Gina Paige

Gina Paige

Lead Teacher

Grade Level: Infant Program

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Experience: First year at SRS, More than 15 years in education

Education: A.A. Early Childhood Education, Monroe Community College

What I strive to teach students: I love to bring nature into the classroom and take the children to explore the campus and enjoy the outdoors.

Personal Interests: Hiking, Tie Dye, Crafting, Sewing

What I love about SRS: I love the SRS mission and enjoy the leadership Patti and Doug provide.

Catherine Patterson

Catherine Patterson

Teacher

Grade Level: Elementary

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Experience: 11 Years at SRS

Education: A.S., Chemical Dependency, Keene State College | B.S., Safety Studies, Keene State College

What I strive to teach students: I believe that teaching students personal responsibility, strong work habits, and how to be an active participant in the learning process will help them no matter where they go in life.

School Activities: Robotics League, Drama, Summer Camp

Personal Interests: Reading, Camping, Baking

What I love about SRS: The SRS community is incredibly supportive. Parents, colleagues, and administrators truly work together to make this the best school community it can be.

Deborah Potter

Deborah Potter

Teacher

Grade Level: Primary

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Experience: 11 Years at SRS

Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Plymouth State College | M.Ed. Integrating Arts into the Classroom, Lesley College | First Steps in Music Certification, Gordon College

What I strive to teach students: I set high standards for all children’s learning. Working collaboratively with coworkers, we design instruction that is flexible and responsive to student needs while maintaining a strong whole-child focus.

School Activities: Lego League, After School Library, Ukulele Fine Arts Elective

Personal Activities: Children’s Music Network, NH School Library Associations, NAEYC, Gardening, CCMS Songweavers, Ukulele clubs, Co EmCee of SNHUG Open Mic Night

What I love about SRS: The beautiful campus and ability to spend time outdoors each day creates a wonderful learning environment.

Christine Raby

Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

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Area of Focus: Mathematics and Language Arts

Experience: 9 Years at SRS

Education: B.S. Mathematics Education, U.N.H.

What I strive to teach students: I believe accepting challenges and embracing problem solving are necessary components of the learning process. I also teach students how to be resourceful in their problem solving in order to move through the struggle.

School Activities: MathCounts Coach, Mathematics Competitions, Summer Session Arts and Crafts, Resident Muralist

Personal Interests: Dance, Art, Accounting, Country Music

What I love about SRS: The school allows teachers to play so many roles in the lives of our students and the community. I also love the collaboration that occurs among all community members to teach, reflect, and improve the experiences, ideas, and outcomes in all areas of school life.

Stacy Rowe

Lead Teacher

Grade Level: Toddler Program

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Experience: 20 years as an infant through kindergarten teacher; First year at SRS

Education: A.S. Early Childhood Education, NHTI

What I strive to teach students: One of the skills we strive for in the Toddler Program is the development of self-help skills. Language development and social development are also very important at this age.

Personal Interests: Kayaking, Horseback Riding

What I love about SRS: The SRS community immediately made me feel at home.

Kim Stewart

Teacher

Grade Level: Primary

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Experience: 31 years at SRS

Education: A.S. Mental Health/Human Services, NHTI | B.S. Early Childhood Education, Notre Dame College

What I strive to teach students: I focus on teaching students to become independent learners through problem solving and to adapt to the everyday routine of being in school. Being responsible, respectful, and resilient are very important skills along with strong foundations in reading, math, and writing.

School Activities: Drama, Parent Teacher Group, Summer Program

Personal Interests: Travel, Spending time with family

What I love about SRS: I love working collaboratively with the parents in the Parent Teacher Groupit’s a great group of parents working to support the school. In addition to my teaching duties, I also have opportunities to develop curriculum and direct the primary student drama performance.

Dan Stickney

Dan Stickney

Head of Maintenance

Grade Level: All

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Experience: 19 Years at SRS

Education: A.S. Business Management, NHTI

School Activities: Annual Pumpkin Hayride Driver, School Bus Driver

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Live Music, Hard Work, The Wild Outdoors, Trout Fishing

What I love about SRS: I love the continuity. Much has changed during my nearly 20 years on campus, but the feeling of community has not changed. This is an incredible accomplishment.

Nikki Stuppard

Nicole Stuppard

Student Activities & Communication

Grade Level: All

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Grade Level: All

Experience: 13 years at SRS

Education: B.S. Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University

What I strive to teach students: I believe that it is important for students to be involved in extracurricular activities and take risks. I am always struck by the kindness and supportive team spirit that our students exhibit. For example, some of our amazing athletes voluntarily mentor newer players in a competitive environment. This speaks to the kind of families we serve and the programs we foster.

School Activities: Soccer Coach, Summer Program Co-Director, Indoor Rock Climbing

Personal Interests: Hiking, Spending time outdoors, Spending time with family

Chris Terrell

Christine Terrell

Teacher

Grade Level: All

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Area of Focus: Fine Arts and School Librarian

Experience: Over 30 years at SRS

Education: A.S., Early Childhood Education, NHTI | B.A., Family and Child Studies, Granite State College

What I strive to teach students: I enjoy helping students develop self-confidence in the learning process.

School Activities: Drama Costume Design

Personal Interests: Sewing, Crafting

What I love about SRS: I enjoy the people that I interact with each day. The students, families, teachers, and administrators are passionate people who are dedicated to the SRS community.

Marie Washburn

Marie Washburn

Lead Teacher

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten

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Experience: 33 Years at SRS

Education: New Hampshire Technical Institute

What I strive to teach students: I strive for my students to develop independence and to embrace learning and friendship as lifelong goals.

School Activities: Annual Dance Recital and Classes, Health Center Director

Personal Activities: Spending time with family, gardening

What I love about SRS: I love the families, and watching my former students return as successful adults and share their stories. Now that many of them have their own children, I get to raise the second generation. This is such an honor and so much fun.

Ceil Wilson

Ceil Wilson

Teaching Assistant

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten

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Experience: 17 years at SRS

What I strive to teach students: I strive to help students meet their developmental milestones and work with their families during the impressionable early childhood years.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Yard Sales

What I love about SRS: I enjoy helping our youngest children learn, grow, and have fun.