Sponsors Include Measured Progress, Monarch School of New England, and Spaulding High School

Rochester, N.H., March 13, 2017 – Leadership Seacoast, a local program that provides community leaders with opportunities to engage with companies and important subjects, recently held its Education Day at Spaulding High School in Rochester, N.H.

Measured ProgressLeadership Seacoast members attended sessions that included a closer look into innovative programming in public schools. The class examined the effectiveness, implications, cost, and barriers of education delivery in the Seacoast. Sponsored by Measured Progress, Monarch School of New England, Spaulding High School, and the Richard Creteau Regional Technology Center,  attendees heard speaker Jackie Cowell from Early Learning NH lead talks on early education, while Cindy Freyberger, Curriculum Administrator at SAU lead the discussion on K–12. There were also discussions lead by Paul Petritis of Great Bay Community College, Tom Cronin from the University of New Hampshire, and Tony Baldasaro of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School.

Monarch SchoolLater in the day, the class jumped into discussing workforce development in education, lead by Mike Power from the Department of Resources and Economic Development. Director of Special Education in the Dover School District Christine Boston reviewed special education initiatives and funding, and later introduced parent speakers to spark conversation.  Participants were able to hear from administration from Spaulding High School and toured the building to learn more about the various programs offered there.

“Education is a part of every single community – it’s critical to understand,” said Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director, Leadership Seacoast. “Without education, society could never flourish. Learning is crucial to human development.”

For more information about Leadership Seacoast and becoming a corporate sponsor, visit

https://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.


About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, N.H., the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast offers its participant’s unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org