Teacher Leadership Preparation:
New Hampshire Educator Effectiveness for Student Success (NHEESS) is a collaboration of local educators with a mission to prepare all educators—pre-service and in-service teachers and building-level leadership—with the foundational skills to meet the needs of all students. NHEESS focuses on leadership development through technical assistance that recognizes current needs and supporting greater partnership structures for the P-12 community and NH colleges and enhancing support mechanisms for teachers and leaders that lead to greater student success.
New Hampshire’s NHEESS blueprint is focused on these areas:
1) Developing school leaders who promote and facilitate a collaborative culture of ownerships towards inclusive learning and individual success for all students
2) Identification of partnerships and to determine the extent and nature of those partnerships between preparation programs and P-12 to demonstrate positive impact on all P-12 student learning and educator development
3) Equity and access
New Hampshire has completed the review and made recommended changes to the New Hampshire rules for educator certification, alternative certification, and EPP approval. New Hampshire has also completed and made (a) recommended revisions to general special education and advanced certification rules based on the latest research and input from all stakeholders and (b) ensured that all alternative certification routes demonstrate the same rigor as traditional certification pathways. Currently, New Hampshire is waiting upon the approval of the recommendations to the PSB in September,2019 and then, the State Board in October, 2019.
New Hampshire is reviewing and aligning Ed 500s (i.e., certification rules) and Ed 600s (i.e., program approval rules) for initial and advanced certification so that all educators are prepared to support all students within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). In collaboration with NTEP and the IHE Network, State Leadership Team (SLT) members are participating in the design and development of valid and reliable systems of assessment of teacher effectiveness.