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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.












Monique DeRoche
, Administrative Assisstant
mderoche@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



Lynne Alden
Paraprofessional




John Babcock
Paraprofessional

Andrea Barnes
Paraprofessional

abarnes@pmhschool.com


Peter Brophy
Paraprofessional

pbrophy@pmhschool.com


Patricia Calabrese
Paraprofessional

pcalabrese@pmhschool.com


Taylor Cote
Paraprofessional

Sarah Foynes
Paraprofessional

sfoynes@pmhschool.com


Frances Frye
Paraprofessional







Norm Gilbert

Paraprofessional

ngilbert@pmhschool.com


 


Aymme Haskell

Paraprofessional

ahaskell@pmhschool.com



Laurie Johnson
Paraprofessional
ljohnson@pmhschool.com





Michelle Kelley

Paraprofessional

mkelley@pmhschool.com


Elaine Moline

Paraprofessional

Nicole Richard

Paraprofessional

nrichard@pmhschool.com


Cynthia Riley
Paraprofessional

Wendy Robertson
Paraprofessional


Patricia Treadwell
Paraprofessional

ptreadwell@pmhschool.com


Jeremy Walker
ERC

jwalker@pmhschool.com


Staff Bios


Lynne Alden

I have been working with students and families for the past fifteen years as a school bus driver for SAU 49. I am happy to now be a part of the Prospect Mountain High School family. I enjoy my position here as a paraprofessional. I strive to help students to reach their goals and succeed. I just recently obtained my Associates degree. I am currently working toward my Bachelors degree in English Language and Literature. I have three children, two of which attend Northern Vermont University at Johnson. I enjoy spending my free time out on Lake Winnipesaukee. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought”(Peace Pilgrim).


John Babcock

This is my fourth year here. I couldn't be happier. I'm exceedingly fortunate and grateful for my family and friends.

Andrea Barnes
I have been working at Prospect Mountain High School since 2015 as a para in the special education skills room.  Prior to Prospect, I worked at Alton Central School for 3 years, and Pittsfield Middle High School for 4 years.  I moved to Alton from Tewksbury Ma. when I was 9 years old.  I graduated in 1994 and I have 1 daughter.   In my spare time I love getting together with friends and family.

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.

Peter Brophy
This is my fifth year at Prospect Mountain High School, and I am very grateful to work here. After unexpectedly retiring early, and moving to New Hampshire, I wasn’t sure what to do with all my new found free time. On a whim, I decided to try something completely different, and became a substitute teacher. I enjoyed the students, energy, and positive atmosphere of Prospect so much that I joined the staff full time in 2014. Working in the special education department, while challenging at times, can be very rewarding. Helping our students have a productive day, and reach their individual goals, is a wonderful experience for both the student and the paraprofessional. In my spare time I enjoy spending time at home with my wife, and daughter who attends Prospect Mountain. I have two older children attending the University of New Hampshire, and look forward to the times of year when we are all together.


Patricia Calabrese


Taylor Cote
My name is Taylor Cote. I am a mother of three beautiful children, twin boys and a girl.I love spending my time with my family making memories. I have worked in special education for seven years and love what I do.


Ronda Fernald After completing my BS in Outdoor Experiential Education at UNH many years ago, I began my teaching career as an outdoor experiential educator with the Appalachian Mountain Club. After some time off parenting, I returned to school and earned my Special Education Certification. This is my 9th year as a Special Educator and 3rd at Prospect. Prior to, I worked at Kingswood Middle School and Pittsfield Middle High School. Here at Prospect I am actively involved co-coaching the Alpine Ski team as well as co-leading trips with the Outing club. 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.



Norm Gilbert

My name is Norm Gilbert, I joined the Prospect Mountain High School family in January 2017 as part of the Special Education department and one of the class advisers for the class of 2021. I have ten years of experience in Special Education and gifted and talented education. Seven of those were at Alton Central School and three years as the director of programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region in Laconia. I am currently finishing my teaching certification at Granite State College in General Special Education and Mathematics.  I believe that if you can go to work every day doing something you love, it will never feel like you work a day in your life. In addition to my job, I enjoy outdoor activities most of the year (I’m not a Winter fan) and spending quality time with my family and friends.



Aymme Haskell

This is my first year as a paraprofessional. I graduated in 2017 from Belmont High School. I was excited to get this opportunity. When I was in school I enjoyed helping out in the Special Education Department, so when this opportunity presented itself to me I thought it would be a good fit and I am so happy to be working here.



Laurie Johnson

This is my first year as a paraprofessional at PMHS. Prior to coming here, I taught classes in the Fire Science program at Lakes Region Community College and was a teaching assistant at a college in Oregon prior to that. In my spare time, I love to quilt and cook.


Michelle Kelley My story with Prospect Mountain High School started when my son entered his freshman year in 2012 and joined our robotics team, Big Bad Bob. I became a mentor for the team in 2013. My son has since graduated and my second son is currently a senior and a member of the team as well. I started my papa-professional journey in 2018 and feel very fortunate to be part of the Prospect Mountain High School family. Outside of work, I am also a coach for a local FLL (First LEGO League) team and enjoy photography, scrapbooking, sewing, bonfires, and spending time 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 3rd year here at PMHS as a Special Edcuation/504 Case Manager and Teacher. I work primarily with Sophomores. I have Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and a Master of Edcuation degree, both from Plymouth State. When I am not at school you will find me spening time with my family. We love to go boating and camping and are avid Red Sox fans! My passion is helping students be successful and I am proud to be a part of the PMHS community!

Elaine Moline
This is my first time working as a Para and our first time living in New Hampshire.  The school, staff and students are absolutely amazing at PMHS. I worked at my kids elementary school in California for over nine years and loved it.  Yes, we're from Southern California (about ten minutes from Disneyland) and we are looking forward to living in NH. In my free time I enjoy reading, word search, traveling and spending time with my husband Rick, my daughter Morgan and my son Jarrett.


Nicole Richard

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.


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.