A leader in providing professional development and educational services, facilitating partnerships and fostering collaborations that benefit member schools, advocating for resources for teachers and students, and continuously creating opportunities that enhance education in the North Country.

2015 North Country Scholars

North Country Middle School Film Festival 


Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms

Educators throughout the North Country are benefiting from a $225,250 grant through the NH Department of Education's Math Science Partnership for a project called Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms.

The partners in the project are NCES, White Mountain Science, Inc.(WMSI), and Plymouth State University. Educators from School Administrative Units 3, 7, 20, 23, 35, 36, 58, 68, 77 & 84 will be eligible to participate in professional development and activities aimed at transforming science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction.

For more information about the overall project, click here.

2014 North Country Scholars

NCES and the North Country Administrators Association had the privilege of honoring the valedictorians and salutatorians of the 12 high schools in the region and the outstanding students from the 4 Career and Technical Education Centers at the 9th annual North Country Scholars' Recognition Ceremony. Group photos.

(Front) Dalton Binette, Kayla Mardin, Caroline Eyman, Erin Hamilton, Hannah Lavoie, Sage Purrington, Mikayla Nawojczyk, Alexis Lamontagne, Olivia Paradice (Middle) Miriam Arsenault, Emily Landry, Brian Caputo, Jennifer Vizard, Talia Vaughan, Garron Morneau, Vincent Bomba, Kayla Fadden, Katherine Emley, Julia Bowman (Back) Charles Clark, Kaitlin Wood, Ethan Call, Daniel Gadwah, Nicholas Bouchard, Tyler Sanschagrin, Brian Veazey.  Missing from photo Rebecca Daniels and Olivia Myers. 

School Leadership

The first cohort of the NISL Executive Development for School Leaders program concluded in March 2014. A second cohort  concluded in February of 2015. NCES hopes to begin a third cohort for the 2015-16 school year. Learn more at NISL at NCES.

NISL Cohort II is compromised of (left-right): Bridget Gagne - Stark Village School, Courtney Vashaw - Profile School, Cheryl Pinette - Hillside School, Lisa Lavoie - North Country Charter Academy, Jen Corrigan - Gorham Middle High School, Gerri St. Gelais - Milan Village School, Lori Langlois - NCES, David Covill - Pittsburg School, Kim Wheelock -Groveton High School, Jessie Lanham - Profile School, Brenda Lamarque - Edward Fenn School, Veronique Legendre - Berlin High School, Erin Silver - Stratford School, Nicole Arguin - Berlin Middle School, Shelli Roberts - Bethlehem Elementary School, Heather Zybas - Pittsburg School, Eddie Marceau - MC2 Charter School, Paul Bousquet (facilitator) - SAU 20, Dr. Carl Ladd (lead facilitator) - SAU 58, Gordie Johnk - Lafayette Regional School, Julie King - Hillside School, Jennifer Carbonneau - Littleton School, Sandra Adams - Stratford School, Angelique Brown - Groveton Elementary School, Patricia Styles - SAU 58 schools, David Backler (facilitator) - Milan Village School.


Upcoming Events 

DI: A Practical Approach (K-12)
October 1, 2015, 8:00 to 3:00
Corey Henderson

Learning Focused Relationships
& Mentoring

August 25 & 26, 2015
Bruce Wellman & Laura Lipton

Smarter Balanced Results and Reporting Training
with Ann Mordicai and Donna Beauregard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
8:30 to 12:00 or 12:30 to 4:00

Summer ELA and Math Institutes
July and August

Professional development

Employment Opportunities at NCES

Physical Therapist

PT Assistant



Learn more

Educators from SAU's 3, 7 & 58 now have access to 51 professional development eBooks from ASCD. This was made possible through the Rural School Educator Effectiveness Collaborative funded by SAHE.  Contact NCES for the password if it has not been made available to you by your principal or librarian. 

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