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Welcome

The mission of Prospect Mountain is to personalize education in order to maximize success. 

In Special Education our goal is to personalize our students education by writing well developed plans (IEPs) that will level the playing field for our students academically, behaviorally and socially throughout their high school career. We will achieve this by writing IEPs aligned with curriculum and the common core, data collection, researched based interventions, transition planning and tracking accommodations.

 Parent and student involvement at the high school level is a critical component of student's success.



Staff




Lois Stevens
 
Director of Special Services
Title 1/504 Coordinator


lstevens@pmhschool.com 

603-875-3800 X 3144


I joined the Prospect Mountain team four years ago. Previously, I was a special education teacher and administrator for 15 years at a nearby district. Currently, I am the Director of Special Services at Prospect Mountain High School, which really means I am involved in Special Education, Title 1, Section 504 and Unified Sports. I have a master's degree from Plymouth State University. I love to travel, watch the Green Bay Packers (I know, I know), anything Disney and spend all the time I can with my four children and husband.






Gayle MacLeod
, Administrative Assisstant
gmacleod@pmhschool.com 

603-875-3800 X 3151













Amy Philbrick
, School Psychologist

aphilbrick@pmhschool.com

603-875-3800 X 3124


Amy Philbrick

I am excited to be returning for my third year as a member of the Prospect Mountain community!  My primary responsibilities in the Special Education Department here involve providing counseling to students and assessing for potential educational disabilities.  I have a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology from Rivier University.  My husband and I have three amazing sons who make life fun and interesting! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, reading, and watching movies.  







Case Managers




Ronda Fernald 
Case Manager

rfernald@pmhschool.com

603-875-3800 x 2108


 
Richard Fortier
Case Manager
603-875-3800 X 3130















Karen Gundersen
Case Manager

kgundersen@pmhschool.com

603-875-3800 X 2259 



Patricia Kenneally
Case Manager

603-875-3800 X 2254

 

Jennifer Larson
Case Manager/504 Coordinator

jlarson@pmhschool.com

603-875-3800 X 2109




Paraprofessionals



 
John Babcock
Paraprofessional


 
Andrea Barnes
Paraprofessional

abarnes@pmhschool.com



Louise Best
Paraprofessional

lbest@pmhschool.com

 

Peter Brophy
Paraprofessional

pbrophy@pmhschool.com




Marianne Clegg
Paraprofessional




Sarah Foynes
Paraprofessional

sfoynes@pmhschool.com





Frances Frye
Paraprofessional




Margaret Griffin
Paraprofessional

mgriffin@pmhschool.com


 


Wendy Robertson
Paraprofessional

wrobertson@pmhschool.com





Cynthia Riley
Paraprofessional

 

Ashley Schlottmann
Paraprofessional

aschlottmann@pmhschool.com

 

Kim Tinkham
Paraprofesional

ktinkham@pmhschool.com

 

Patricia Treadwell
Paraprofessional

ptreadwell@pmhschool.com

 


Jeremy Walker
Paraprofessional

jwalker@pmhschool.com


Staff Bios


John Babcock

My name is John Babcock and I am in my second year at Prospect Mountain High School, working as a part time paraprofessional in four English classes. Prior to working at Prospect, I had taught for 27 years; the last 15 of which were at Somersworth Middle School.  I earned my MEd. in '95 at Plymouth State University.  I'm exceedingly fortunate and grateful for my family and friends.  

Andrea Barnes
This is my first year as a Prospect employee, but my third year working in the building. I currently work in the Special Education Department in the life skills room. Prior to Prospect, I was employed at Alton Central School for 3 years, and Pittsfield Middle High School for 4 years.

I graduated from ACS in 1994 and find it ironic that I am now working under the same roof as teachers that taught me, or even teachers that I had actually gone to school with as fellow students and/or friends. I help oversee students for Dream Catchers, as well as our new Unified Sports teams and truly enjoy working with my students. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my 11 year old daughter.

Louise Best

I've worked at Prospect since the day it opened. I'm a paraprofessional and have worked with many students and have enjoyed it all! I have been married for 43 years and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life.


Peter Brophy My name is Peter Brophy and I joined the staff at Prospect Mountain High School four years ago, after retiring and moving to Alton Bay. I work in the special education department as a one to one paraprofessional, and also mentor the robotics team. I earned my Associates Degree in Fire Science from Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts. My wife and I have three children, and I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and working around my home.

Michael Christy I have been employed at Prospect Mountain High School for two years, this is my first as a Paraprofessional and second as a coach. I have previously worked as a Paraprofessional at Belmont, Moultonborough, Kingswood and Farmington high schools. I have also coached volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball for the past twenty three years and I am currently coaching the varsity volleyball and JV girls basketball at PMHS. I have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Plymouth State University. I am married to my wife Mary and we have two children Emma and Jude. My hobbies include woodworking whether at home or at the summer camp where I have taught wood shop for the past ten years, golf, traveling, boating and the beach. My other hobbies are playing or watching a variety of sports, especially watching all the Boston teams.


Marianne Clegg

My name is Marianne Clegg and this is my first year at Prospect Mountain High School as a paraprofessional in the Special Education department.  I earned a B.A. from Notre Dame College in 1997.  I am currently working on a Master's degree in Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling.  I have worked in education for  more than 25 years either as a teacher or a para.  I was also the Center Director for Sylvan Learning Center in Concord for five years.  My husband John and I together have 5 children, Renee, Matt, Michael, Colby and Catie, also we have 4 grandchildren Sieanna, Makenna, Michael and John.  My number one hobby is taking care of my family.  I love being a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother.  Other hobbies include listening to music, cooking, gardening, cross country skiing, hiking and camping.  


Ronda Fernald

My name is Ronda Fernald and this is my first year teaching at Prospect Mountain High School.  I began my teaching career ten years ago as an outdoor experiential educator with the Appalachian Mountain Club.  Later, I became a student mentor with the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. After some time off parenting, I returned to school and earned my Special Education Certification and worked as a paraprofessional at the Dover Alternative Program.  Once Certified, I worked for a few years at Pittsfield Middle High School.  Here I earned what I affectionately refer to as my unofficial Masters in Education. I was part of The Advisory Council, Student Led Conference committee, and the Intervention team.  From there, I moved to Kingswood Middle School and now, I have found my forever home at PMHS. Throughout my journey as an educator I have I have had the opportunity to teach everything from Wilderness First aid to math and reading interventions. Here at PMHS I am part of the Intervention team and Writing committee. When I am not working you will find me in the woods with my dog and family.  We are avid outdoor enthusiasts, from camping, to cross country skiing we are always on the move.  


Richard Fortier

Helping students succeed has been a passion of mine for a long time.  I have been a part of this wonderful community of teachers at Prospect Mountain High School for three years now and couldn’t be happier.  Before coming to Prospect I worked as a paraprofessional for five years in the Pembroke School District and was a special education teacher for three years at Belmont High School.  In both places I worked mostly with students with behavioral or emotional disorders.  During my 11 years working in education I have spent nine of them coaching baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse.  I have coached at all levels from middle school through varsity.  Prior to my career in education I received my undergraduate degree from Temple University in Psychology and my master’s degree from Rivier University in Special Education with a concentration in emotional and behavioral disorders as well as positive behavior intervention and support.  In my free time, when I get it, I enjoy spending time outside, playing or watching sports and spending time with my wife and dog.  

Sarah Foynes

I have been employed at Prospect Mountain High School as a paraprofessional for one year. Previously, I was the Director of an after school program at the middle school in Concord, which served at-risk youth. I have my B.A. from Bradford College, and have almost completed my M.A. at UNH. I spend my free time as the leader of the New Durham Girl Scouts, teaching archery and being an advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Frances Frye

My name is Frances Frye and this is my first year at Prospect Mountain High School.  I come to Prospect with over 30 years experience in the medical and industry fields, working as an office manager.  Before coming to PMHS, I  worked at Barnstead Elementary School as a paraprofessional substitute for one year.  In my free time I enjoy reading, knitting, cooking and entertaining with friends.  


Margaret Griffin My name is Margaret Griffin and this is my second year at Prospect Mountain High School.  Previously,  I worked at Farmington High School for 8 years, and in the Pittsfield School District for 10 years.  I'm a paraprofessional and I assist in many classes and during after school activities, such as, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. I have been married for 26 years to my husband, Jim, and we have four children, three girls and one boy. We live in Barnstead and my hobbies include cooking, camping,and hanging out with my family.


Patricia Kenneally This is my eleventh year working at Prospect Mountain High School. Before coming to PMHS, I worked at Laconia High School for six years, giving me a total of sixteen years as a special education teacher. I earned my bachelor's degree from Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts and my master’s degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am certified in Social Studies, General Special Education and Learning Disabilities.

I enjoy chaperoning Outing Club trips at PMHS. I live in Barnstead with my husband and my cat. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, camping, sewing, reading, and shopping.  


Jennifer Larson

This is my first year here at Prospect Mountain High School as a Special Education/504 Case Manager and Teacher.  I have a B.S. in Social Work and Master of Education degree both from Plymouth State.  When I’m not at school you can find me spending time with my family.  We love to go camping, boating and enjoy many other outdoor activities.  My passion is helping students be successful and I am enjoying being a part of the Prospect Mountain community!


Caitlin Metcalfe

My name is Caitlin Metcalfe and I have been an employee of Prospect Mountain for over a year as a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department.  Before moving to NH, I worked at an all girls facility in MA for runaway girls, and took courses at Northern Virginia Community College.  I am involved in the after school program here at Prospect Mountain, Dreamcatchers, and the unified sports teams.  I moved to Gilmanton Iron works with my  husband two years ago from Boston, MA  and my husband owns a construction company on Lake Winnipesaukee.  I enjoy spending time with my family at Newfound Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, taking adventures outdoors, cooking and hanging out with my fur baby, Meadow.  


Cynthia Riley

My name is  Mrs. Riley and I have been employed at Prospect Mountain High School as a Paraprofessional since September, 2015.  I have been a Paraprofessional for over thirteen years and currently work in a variety of classes assisting students with classwork, projects and homework. I have two married children and four grandchildren which occupy any spare time that I have.


Wendy Robertson

My name is Wendy Robertson and this is my 8th year at PMHS.  I work as a paraprofessional assisting students in a variety of classes. I have also worked at Barnstead Elementary School and homeschooled my children for 6 years. Previously, I worked for the State of New Hampshire as a Child Protective Service Worker for seven years. I attended SUNY at Cortland for one year then went onto Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, where I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a minor in Sociology.  I have been married for 28 years and have 2 children (both graduates of PMHS). My life outside of PMHS is very full with taking care of my family, spending time with friends, gardening, and my love of baking and cooking.


Ashley Schlottmann

My name is Ashley Schlottmann I have been a para educator for the last three years, and before that worked as an assistant teacher in an early childhood classroom. This is my first year at PMHS and I am currently working towards a B.A. in English at Granite State College. In my spare time I enjoy making memories with my two young children.


Kimberly Tinkham

This is my fourth year at Prospect Mountain High School as a paraprofessional. Previous to this, I was a substitute teacher and volunteer at PMHS and ACS. I am an L.C.S.W. in MA, having received my M.S.W. from Boston College. I have been married for 30 years and the last of my five children will be graduating from PMHS in 2019.  I enjoy working with the students and staff at PMHS, spending time with my family, my four dogs, Halloween, hiking, boating, traveling, warm weather and the beach, and time spent at our camp on Moose Island on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Patricia Treadwell My name is Mrs. Treadwell and I was previously a paraprofessional in Rochester, NH.  I have three grown children and homeschooled my youngest child all the way through high school.

Jeremy Walker I am a paraprofessional and this is my 4th year at Prospect Mountain. Before I came here I worked as a program instructor and coordinator at Henry Wilson Middle School in Farmington for 3 years, 2 of which were served through AmeriCorps. I have an Associates of Science in Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College and a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science and a Minor in Religious studies from University of West Florida. Originally from Florida I now live in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, with my girlfriend; a dog named Bexley, a cat named Keebler and a Snapping turtle named Herbert. Aside from being a paraprofessional, I also teach juggling in Farmington, enjoy riding my unicycle, slacklining, weightlifting, reading and exploring odd places.