Born and Raised in NH:
Born in Keene
Moved to Plymouth in when my parents purchased Buckland Flowers on Emerson Street
Moved from Plymouth to Holderness in 1987
Worked since age 13, beginning with summer jobs to earn money for college
Holderness Planning Board
Holderness Budget Committee
Plymouth High School graduate, 1970
Skidmore College, BA Psychology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
Southern New Hampshire University, School Business Administrator Graduate Certificate
Sergeant, US Army, Army Commendation Medal recipient
Employment: Extensive experience with NH demographic, education, and finance data
US Census taker
Plymouth State College, several positions including Analyst for Institutional Research
Somersworth & Rollinsford School Districts, Business Administrator
State Department of Education (30 years, retired)
Managed the collection, analysis and reporting of student and financial data.
Responsible for aid allocations of State Adequacy Aid and four federal programs.
School funding expert:
Worked extensively with the Legislature and governors on formulas and statutory language. Participated in two legislative study committees on school funding. Testified before House and Senate, Finance and Education Committees on funding and other issues.
Received Governor’s Initiative Award for exceptional dedication to the task of assisting the House Finance Committee with school funding.
Skilled in the use of demographic data and spreadsheets to analyze the short and long term impact of formula options.
Experience describing Adequacy Aid is plain language.
Leisure Pursuits: Hiking, scouting for brook trout, kayaking, gardening, dog training and agility, travel, and art.