Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

New Hampshire Partners in Education enhances and enriches the education of children through recognizing and celebrating school volunteerism.

2019 Celebration of Volunteers Slide Show

Keynote Speaker: Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.

Cassie Yackley, Psy.D. has spent more than 25 years committed to understanding and effectively addressing the impact of traumatic/adverse experiences on children, caregivers/families, and systems. She brings together recent discoveries from developmental neuroscience, attachment, implementation science, and reflective practice to help audiences develop skills of relationship and self-awareness in ways that transform organizations, promote staff professional growth and wellness, and improve outcomes for the consumers they serve.
She believes that people are more than their symptoms, which are our body's and mind's ways of dealing with overwhelming adversity.
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People do the best they can, given their circumstances. Relational safety, compassion, opportunities for reflection, and empowerment allow us to transcend traumatic experiences. Cassie has collaborated with individuals, providers, and agencies across child-serving systems to employ this approach.
Cassie’s projects have included: Partners for Change, working with NH Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice to both actualize their commitment to trauma-informed care and more effectively coordinating efforts across systems; Safe Schools, Healthy Students, providing training in trauma-informed practices for five major NH school systems; Growing Healthy Families, developing sustainable capacity for ongoing training of NH mental health providers in Child Parent Psychotherapy one of the few evidenced-based treatments for children six and under and their caregivers; Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services, Pre-school Technical Assistance Network, & State Systemic Improvement Plan, where she is developing a sustainable network of training and support for early-childhood care providers and pre-school teachers and staff. She has developed training and provided consultation with organizations and systems making the shift to a reflective, trauma-informed stance including NH DCYF, NH Hospital, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitative Center, and several schools and school districts. Yackley served 10 years as Director and Chief Psychologist for an APA-accredited doctoral intern program and continues to tremendously enjoy teaching and supervising growth-minded professionals.​

2019 Parent Volunteer of the Year

Dana Zulager

Iber Holmes Gove Middle School - Raymond, NH

2019 Northern Region Adult Volunteer of the Year

Mark Bacon

Groveton High School, Northumberland, NH

2019 Southern Region Adult Volunteer of the Year

Deb Holman

Merrimack High School, Merrimack, NH

2019 Student Volunteer of the Year

Colin Donnelly

Winnacunnet High School. Hampton, NH

2019 Blue Ribbon Schools

Recognizes the extraordinary efforts of school volunteers for the achievements realized during the 2018-2019 school year.

Abbot-Downing SchoolAlton Central SchoolAndover Elementary Middle SchoolArmand R. Dupont SchoolAtkinson AcademyBakersville Elementary SchoolBeaver Meadow SchoolBedford High SchoolBelmont Elementary SchoolBernice A. Ray SchoolBishop Guertin High SchoolBoscawen Elementary SchoolCanterbury Elementary School Chester AcademyDaniel J. Bakie Elementary SchoolDanville ElementaryDavid R. Cawley Mioddle SchoolDunbarton Elementary SchoolErnest P. Barka Elementary SchoolFrances C. Richmond Middle SchoolFred C. Underhill Elementary SchoolFreedom Elementary SchoolGilford Elementary SchoolGolden Brook SchoolGriffin Memorial SchoolGroveton Elementary SchoolGroveton High School
Hampstead Central SchoolHampstead Middle SchoolHanover High SchoolHarold Martin SchoolHooksett Memorial School Iber Holmes Gove Middle School Jaffrey Grade SchoolJames Mastricola Elementary SchoolKearsarge Regional High SchoolKearsarge Regional Middle SchoolKensington Elemetary SchoolLincoln Street SchoolLitchfield Middle SchoolLoudon Elementary SchoolMain Street SchoolMaple Avenue SchoolMaple Street SchoolMarston School Matthew Thornton ElementaryMcKelvie Intermediate SchoolMemorial Elementary SchoolMemorial SchoolMerrimack High SchoolMerrimack Middle SchoolMoose Hill SchoolNew London Elementary School
Newmarket Elementary SchoolNorth Londonderry Elementary SchoolPenacook Elementary SchoolPeter Woodbury ElementaryPortsmouth Christian AcademyReeds Ferry Elementary SchoolRiddle Brook SchoolRoss A. Lurgio Middle SchoolSalisbury Elementary SchoolSandown North ElementarySouth Londonderry ElementarySouth Range Elementary SchoolSouthside Middle SchoolStark Village SchoolStratford Public SchoolSutton Central SchoolSwasey Central SchoolThorntons Ferry SchoolTroy Elementary SchoolWebster Elementary SchoolWindham Center SchoolWindham Middle SchoolWinnacunnet High SchoolWinnisquam Regional High SchoolWinnisquam Regional Middle School

2019 Gold Circle Partnership Schools

The Gold Circle Award celebrates the valuable partnerships that schools and volunteer programs have with local businesses. By receiving volunteer and other resource support from organizations in their community, schools are able to balance resources to provide their students with the best educational experience possible.

Allenstown Fire Department - Armand R. Dupont SchoolAllenstown Police Department - Armand R. Dupont SchoolAmerican Legion Auxiliary - Groveton High SchoolAtkinson Police Department - Atkinson AcademyB.E.S.T. (Belmont Elementary Support Team) - Belmont ElementaryBelinda Bridgeman School of Dance - James Mastricola Upper Elementary SchoolBelmont Police Department - Belmont ElementaryBerlin Fish & Game Hatchery - Stark Village SchoolBroadway Bound - Reeds Ferry Elementary SchoolCanobie Lake Park - Merrimack High SchoolChildren's Dental Network - Hampstead Central SchoolCoca Cola Bottling Co of NNE - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolCRM Moving - Hampstead Middle SchoolDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Kearsarge Regional Middle SchoolDr. Audrey Herod Reeds Ferry ElementaryEdmonds Landscaping Company, LLC - Reeds Ferry Elementary SchoolFirst Step Fitness - Groveton High SchoolFoster Grandparents Program - South Range Elementary SchoolFriends Foster Grandparent Program Belmont ElementaryFriends Program - Foster Grandparents Nancy Lacasse Gather - Winnacunnet High SchoolGI Stone - Reeds Ferry Elementary SchoolGranite State Fit Kids - James Mastricola Elementary SchoolGranite State Fit Kids - Reeds Ferry Elementary SchoolGranite State FitKids - Thorntons Ferry SchoolGreater Salem Rotary Club - Hampstead Central SchoolGriffin Donald Kenison Memorial Foundation - Groveton Elementary SchooGroveton Fire and EMS - Groveton High SchoolHall Memorial Library - Winnisquam Regional High SchoolHampstead Fire & Rescue - Hampstead Central SchoolHampstead Mothers Club - Hampstead Central SchoolHampstead Police Department - Hampstead Middle SchoolHampstead Police Dept - Hampstead Central SchoolHampstead PTSA - Hampstead Central SchoolHighland Mountain Bike Park - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolHooksett Fire Department - Fred C. Underhill Elementary SchoolHooksett Police Department - Fred C. Underhill Elementary SchoolHooksett PTA - Fred C. Underhill ElementaryIHGMS Parent Core Group - Iber Holmes Gove Middle SchoolJohn Kelley - Hampstead Central SchoolJunior Achievement - Hampstead Central SchoolKathleen Tuscano - Hampstead Central SchoolKids Care Club (KCC) - Ernest P. Barka Elementary SchoolKids Coop Theatre - Hampstead Middle SchoolKimball Library - Atkinson AcademyLedyard Bank - Kearsarge Regional Middle SchoolLions Club - Reeds Ferry Elementary
Manchester Fire Department - Southside Middle SchoolMcDonalds - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolMerrimack Fire Department - James Mastricola Elementary SchoolMerrimack Fire Department - Reeds Ferry Elementary School Merrimack Fire Department - Thorntons Ferry SchoolMerrimack Fire Department - James Mastricola Upper School Merrimack High School Football Team - James Mastricola Upper Elementary SchoolMerrimack Police - Thorntons Ferry SchoolMerrimack Police Department - Reeds Ferry Elementary School Merrimack Police Readers - James Mastricola Elementary SchoolMerrimack Public Library - Reeds Ferry Elementary School Merrimack Public Works Department - James Mastricola Elementary SchoolMom's - Groveton High SchoolMom's North Country Powersports - Service Department Mrs. Lisa PerrasMoody Mug Cafe - Groveton High SchoolNH Fish and Game - Groveton High SchoolNH Veterans Home - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolNorth Country Family Resturant - Groveton High SchoolNortheast Resource Recovery Association - Hampstead Central SchoolOtis Spunkmeyer - Merrimack High SchoolPerras Ace Hardware - Groveton High SchoolPinkerton Academy - PALS Program - South Range Elementary SchoolPinkerton Academy Work to Learn - Ernest P. Barka Elementary SchoolPinkerton and Little Students (PALS) - Ernest P. Barka Elementary SchoolR.E.A.D. Therapy Animals - Reeds Ferry Elementary School Santa's Village - Groveton High SchoolSgt. Aurie Roy - Sandown North Elementary SchoolSouthern New Hampshire University - James Mastricola Elementary SchoolSouthern New Hampshire University - Fred C. Underhill Elementary School Southern NH University - Merrimack High SchoolSt. Paul's and St. Mark's Weekend Backpack Program - Stratford Public SchoolSuccess is up to You - Merrimack Readers - James Mastricola Upper School TFS PTTF - Thorntons Ferry SchoolThe Browne Center - Daniel J. Bakie Elementary SchoolTilt'n Diner (The Common Man) - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolTilton House of Pizza - Winnisquam Regional Middle SchoolToss 'N Sauce - Hampstead Middle SchoolUS Post Office - Derry, NH - South Range Elementary School