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.

STEM in Action: High Altitude Balloon Challenge

Check out the highlights from the planning phase of the high-altitude balloon launch project involving 12 high schools students and 6 educators.


NCES is excited to report that a third cohort of the National Institute for School Leadership's Executive Development Program will begin in October.  Twenty-five participants will engage in the 24-day program.  This cohort was made possible with support from local districts, Title IIA redistribution funds, and a State Agencies for Higher Education grant. The previous cohorts were made possible through support from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund and Jane's Trust.

North Country Middle School Film Festival 

The 2015-2016 North Country Middle School Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at the Rialto Theatre in Lancaster, NH.


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.

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

Smarter Balanced Results and Reporting Training
Being planned for September or October

Summer ELA and Math Institutes
Follow-ups for the 2015-2016 school year will be announced soon.

Professional development

Employment Opportunities at NCES

Physical Therapist


Learn more

Educators from NCES member schools have access to over 50 professional development eBooks from ASCD.  Contact NCES for the password.

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