Voting Members for the Council of Educator Preparation

Chair: Megan Birch, Director for the Office of Educator Preparation

  • Adventure Education: Jamie Hannon
  • Art: Jason Swift
  • Arts, Leadership and Learning/ Integrated Arts: Trish Lindberg
  • Counselor Education: Gary Goodnough
  • Curriculum Administrator/Principal: Christy Sweeney
  • Early Childhood Studies: Mary Cornish
  • Elementary Education: Gerry Buteau (Baccalaureate); Susan Shapiro (Post-Baccalaureate)
  • English: Meg Petersen (Teaching Writing/Post- Baccalaureate); Megan Birch(Baccalaureate)
  • Health and Human Performance: Irene Cucina (PE all levels); Lynn Johnson (Health all levels)
  • Language and Linguistics: Peter Parker (TESOL)
  • Library Media Specialist:  Kiley Kapp
  • Mathematics: Shawn Hackshaw (Baccalaureate); Osama Taani (Post- Baccalaureate)
  • Music & Theatre: Holly Oliver
  • Reading and Writing Specialist: Edie Patridge
  • School Psychology: Cindy Waltman
  • Social Science: Brandon Haas
  • Special Education: Marcel Lebrun; Ann Berry
  • Superintendent: Linda Carrier
  • Technology Integrator: Kiley Kapp
  • Teacher Leadership: Cheryl Baker

Student Representative

Non-Voting Members

  • Office of  Educator Preparation: Kathy Vestal; MaryAnn Purtill
  • Recording Assistant: Valerie Comeau-Palmer
  • Director of Curriculum Support: Mary Campbell


Contact Information

Office of Educator Preparation
Highland Hall MSC 41A
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: (603) 535-2224
Fax: (603) 535-2454

Questions? Click on the links below to email us
Internship Placements
Professional Development

Megan L. Birch, PhD
Director of Educator Preparation
Phone: (603) 535-2860

Cheryl Baker, EdD
Coordinator of Assessment for Educator Preparation
(603) 535-2737

Valerie Comeau-Palmer
Program Support Assistant
(603) 535-2220

Brian Walker, MS
Coordinator of Clinical Experiences and School Partnerships
Phone: (603) 535-2801