Get to Know the Concord Site Team!
In November 2007, after much anticipation, the College of Graduate Studies opened our new site at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord. With a long tradition of working with Concord area school districts and institutions of higher education, the central location was a natural choice for expansion.
Each term nearly 40 graduate courses are offered at the state-of-the-art facility. In addition to classroom and seminar room space, the location has provided meeting space for both Plymouth State and non-Plymouth State groups, allowing us to expand our ties to the greater community.
The Concord site staff is available to assist you Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Advising appointments are available during the week and on Saturdays by appointment.
Concord Site Coordinator
Jane Lacasse joined the College of Graduate Studies in 2007 as coordinator of the Concord site. In her 40-year career as teacher, supervisor, principal, and executive director of the Academy of Applied Science, she has had many opportunities to become a life-long learner. Her work at Plymouth State, including serving as a clinical faculty supervisor for undergraduate student teachers, helps her continue this practice. Jane and her husband of 40 years, Raymond, enjoy spending time with their three children and their spouses, and seven beautiful grandchildren.
Concord Site Assistants
Sherry Schofield-Bedell was born and raised in Leominster, MA, and now calls Bow Lake in Strafford, NH, home. Her love of caring for others led her to a career in the medical field where she worked as a certified nursing assistant and a regional visiting nurse. Sherry and her husband, Allan, raised their two sons in Concord, NH, and Virginia Beach, VA. Her family has grown to include her daughter-in-law, Robin, a senior business services assistant for the College of Graduate Studies, and grandson, Brenden.
Doug Roy is currently pursuing his MEd from Plymouth State and works evenings and Saturdays at the Concord site. Doug was born and raised in Nashua where he attended Rivier College for his bachelor’s degree. Doug now resides in Concord and teaches special education at Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, NH.
Jane Pardy began her professional career at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Radiation Oncology. From there she became chief therapist at the Harvard Cycloteron Lab. Upon returning to New Hampshire, Jane went to work for the Department of Medical Physics at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Jane and her husband, Alan, enjoy sailing, skiing, and vacationing in Myrtle Beach.
Ian Creeden is a native of New Hampshire and grew up in Chester. A graduate of New England College with a major in biology, Ian has spent most of his adult life working as a carpenter and handyman. He enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and reading.
Many of you had the pleasure to meet Ketaki Tarabadkar who served as a site assistant throughout her MBA program. Ketaki recently completed her degree requirements and has returned to India to join her family. We wish Ketaki the best of luck and hope that she will keep in touch!