Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Special Education
Phone: (603) 535-2121
Lou Goscinski has served as a PSU teaching lecturer since 2010. Lou brings to his graduate students over 30 years of professional practice as an experienced educator and school administrator. He is a certified Superintendent, Special Education Administrator, Principal, Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Specialist and Speech-Language Specialist.
Lou has worked in a variety of New Hampshire private and public school settings including Strafford Learning Center, Seacoast Learning Collaborative, Pinkerton Academy and Moultonborough School District. He has taught preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. He has worked as a teacher, speech-language pathologist, building principal and special education administrator. He is beginning he 13th year as a central office administrator. Lou currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for SAU #13.
Lou is a staunch advocate for people who experience disabilities. He has been asked to testify before the New Hampshire legislature for disabilities rights. Lou is a journalist for the New Hampshire Challenge covering issues pertaining to disabilities. The Parent Information Center-NH has recognized Lou as one of New Hampshire’s “Very Important People” in Education.
Degrees and Education
- Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, NOVA Southeastern
- MEd, Developmental Disabilities, University of New Hampshire
- BS, Communication Disorders, University of New Hampshire
- School Law
- Training School Personnel
- Public Policy
- School Finance
- Parent Involvement
- Disability Rights and Advocacy
- History of Civil Rights Movements
- Special Education
Lou has provided numerous workshops, conference presentations and webinars for private and public education organizations/professional associations.
Awards and Distinctions
- Parent Information Center-NH: “Very Important People” in Education Award
- New Hampshire Department of Education: Parent Involvement Award
- New Hampshire School Administrators Association: Scholarship Recipient
- New Hampshire House of Representatives: Honored for Work on Behalf of Public Education
Associations, Boards, and Committees
- New Hampshire School Administrators Association
- New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators
- New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching
- New Hampshire Task Force on Parent-School-Community Partnerships
- New Hampshire Department of Education Indicator 8 Work Group: Statewide Parent Involvement Survey
- Special Education Law
- Families and Children: Legal and Ethical Issues