NHASCD is delighted to welcome three new members of the Board of Directors.
Wendy Perron earned her B.A. and Masters degrees from U.N.H. and is the Director of English Learner Instruction for the Manchester School District. Along with providing instructional leadership to all students and staff in the district's English Learner program, Wendy works in community programming and coordinates curriculum and assessments for Manchester's 1,500 EL students. From 2003-2006 Wendy was a Social Studies teacher at Londonderry Middle School where she also was a Mentor Teacher and responsible for developing professional development sessions to support all teachers new to the district. In addition, Wendy has taught an array of courses for UNH/ Manchester and Kansas State University as well as volunteering at Manchester's Community Centers to teach adult refugee/ immigrant students. Other volunteer work includes having served on the New Boston School Board; presently she is a member of the ESSA English Learner Advisory Team at the NH Dept. of Education.
Tom Sica graduated from New York's Niagra University and then spent nine months in Panama, doing service work with sugar cane workers and others in need. On his return, he taught at St. John's Preparatory High School in NYC but eventually moved north (his parents had moved to Bow) to become the Assistant Principal and then Principal at Gilford Middle-High School; subsequently he served in a similar role at Concord High School. Tom also continued his graduate education at Plymouth State University. After serving as the Assistant Principal at Concord High School, Tom became Principal at Rundlett Middle School in Concord where he has served for six years. In the summer of 2016, Tom was welcomed back to Concord High School as its Principal, replacing Gene Connolly who retired due to health issues. As Tom notes, "the Concord School District is a perfect fit for my values and work as a school leader."
Randy Wormald loves to teach math, and his instructional expertise has been recognized with many awards. These honors include NH Teacher of the Year in 2005; Disney Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year; Cable in the Classroom Leader in Learning; INIG Unsung Hero Award; and IEEE-NH's Cloud Computing Award. In addition, Randy was one of the top five finalists for the Great American Teacher Award. During his professional career he has taught Math &I/or Computer Education in Nantucket, Belmont, Andover, Londonderry, and Taiwan; currently he is a Mathematics Teacher at Kearsarge Regional High School. After earning degrees at U. of Maine and U. of Wyoming, Randy attended Northeastern University for his Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership. In 1993-94 he enjoyed working as a Mathematics Instructor at the Univ. of New Hampshire. He believes that teachers can increase student and teacher engagement through innovative educational practices, including the use of current and emerging technologies.