NH Commissioner of Education Lyonel Tracy Endorses Hillary for President

MANCHESTER, NH – Joining more than 500 Educators for Hillary, New Hampshire’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lyonel Tracy today announced his endorsement for Hillary for President. One week after announcing 312 Educators for Hillary, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced the names of 225 more educators from the Granite State who support Senator Clinton’s run for President.

“Senator Clinton has proven time and again that she is a leader in education,” said Dr. Lyonel Tracy. “Her work as First Lady in Arkansas to help set public school standards along with her efforts to reform No Child Left Behind put her leagues ahead of other presidential candidates. As President, she will be the advocate our nation’s educators need.”

As an advocate, First Lady, and United States Senator, Hillary has fought to raise the education standards in our nation’s schools. Hillary is committed to reforming No Child Left Behind (NCLB). In addition to fighting for full funding for NCLB, she is working to ensure the legislation supports early childhood education, improves teacher training, lowers class size, enhances parental involvement, eliminates environmental hazards in schools, and protects the programs that work for America’s children.

Senator Clinton is also working actively to secure full funding for Head Start, a program that has helped prepare children to succeed in school by providing comprehensive services addressing all the barriers children in poverty face.

Recently, Hillary proposed a plan to make college accessible and affordable for all Americans. By providing a $3,500 tuition tax credit—more than 50% of the cost of tuition at the average public institution—and increasing Pell grants, Hillary’s plan will unlock the doors to higher education for millions of young Americans. In addition, Hillary will simplify the student aid process and strengthen incentives for students interested in public service.

Hillary believes that investing in early childhood education is essential. Studies show that universal pre-kindergarten programs pay for themselves after nine years and produce a growing annual return in the years beyond. That is why Senator Clinton has proposed a plan to provide universal pre-kindergarten program to serve all of America’s four-year-olds. Her plan would expand access to the more than 3 million 4-year-olds who are not enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs. It would provide states with matching funds to devise their own programs and requiring that classes be taught by highly-trained teachers.

“I am honored to have the support of Dr. Tracy and these dedicated men and women who have undertaken the critically important job of educating New Hampshire’s children,” said Senator Clinton. “With their help, I will continue working to ensure that Americans have access to the quality education they deserve from early childhood on.”

Dr. Lyonel Tracy was appointed Commissioner of Education for New Hampshire in 2005. Dr. Tracy has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Prior to his appointment as commissioner, Dr. Tracy served as Superintendent of Schools in Portsmouth, President of the New England Association of School Superintendents and Chair of the New Hampshire Parent Teacher Association’s Education Committee.

A complete list of the 225 Educators for Hillary follows:

Joyce Adams, Nashua Retired Educator

Rebecca Albert, Tilton High School Librarian

Cynthia Amato, Windham Educator, Pinkerton Academy

Eileen Amburg, Hudson Retired Educator

Kay Anderson, Merrimack Retired Educator

Eva Axne, Nashua Food Service Worker, Nashua High School South

Ann Ayotte, Keene Retired Educator

Nancy Baker, Amherst Classical Language Teacher, Souhegan High School, Amherst

Cynthia Bannon, Manchester Educator, Manchester

Sandra Bauer, Hampton Educator

Margaret Beale, Bedford Teacher, Hollis-Brookline Middle School

Susan Beere-Wilkerson, Warner Educator

Jeanne Beland, Durham Retired Educator

Melvin Berger, Nashua Retired Educator

Jennifer Bicknell, Londonderry Former Educator

Suanne Bickum, Newton Educator

Sandra Binion, Acwroth Educator, Stevens High School, Claremont

Lisa Blake, Brookline Educator

Michael Blayney, Grantham Director, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Dartmouth College

Patricia Blumenthal, Chester Professor, Chester College

Thomas Bonaccorsi, Lee Educator, Oyster River Middle School, Durham

Kathleen Bonaccorsi, Lee Educator, Oyster River Middle School, Durham

Virginia Borst, Pelham Retired Educator, Pelham Memorial School

Elizabeth Bouchard, Pembroke Middle School Math Teacher

Kathy Bouchard, Hudson Librarian, Alvirne High School, Hudson

Jane Bradley, Hampton Educator

Carol Brassard, Keene Former Director of Counseling, Alvirne High School, Hudson

Laurie Brothers, Center Barnstead Language Arts Teacher, Paul School, Wakefield

Deborah Browne, Campton English Teacher, Newfound High School, Bristol

Iris Bucchino, Bow Educator, NHTI, Concord

Misty Burrington, Bedford Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Derry

Leslie Callahan, Manchester Retired Educator

Sandra Chaffee, Winchester Dining Services, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA

Elizabeth Chickering, Walpole Retired Educator

Linda Chretien, Manchester Teacher, Raymond

Stacie Chu, Dover Speech Therapist

Susan Coburn, Bow Music Teacher, Kearsarge Middle School, New London

Sandra Cohen, Concord Educator, Merrimack High School

Mary Cooper, Newbury Elementary Educator, New Boston School

Leslie Cooper, Exeter Retired Educator

Kathleen Cotton, Dover Educator

Patricia Cox, Newfields Specialist, Portsmouth School District; Instructor, UNH

Nancy Crane, Nashua Third Grade Teacher, Nashua

Elizabeth Crory, Hanover Retired Educator

Carole Culhane, Pelham Educator

Heather Cummings, Epsom Educator

Sarah Curtin, Portsmouth Educator

Stephanie Dakoulas, Manchester Educator, Moharimet Elementary, Madbury

Elizabeth Dalton, Derry Educator

Lisa Damren, West Lebanon Health Teacher, Lyme School

Bernice Dangelas, Pelham Educator

Maria Dawidoff, Francestown Retired Educator

Barbara Dennett, Newfields Educator

John Derosa, Salem Educator

Barbara Deselle, Manchester Retired Educator

Maria Di Nola, Manchester Principal, Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow

Melissa Dietz, Brookline Educator

Beverly Dowdy, Hampstead Educator

Patricia Drown, Concord Retired Educator

Mary-Chris Duncan, Bradford Elementary Educator, Maple Street School, Manchester

Sarah Eastman, Conway Educator, Kennett High School

Linda Ehrlich, Lebanon Sixth Grade Teacher, Lebanon

Beverly Ells, Orange Substitute Teacher, Canaan Elementary School

Donna Fallon, Manchester Life Skills Teacher, McLaughlin Middle School, Manchester

Heddy Fantl, Grantham Retired Educator

Kimberly Farah, Danville Professor, Lasell College, MA

Carol-Anne Finnegan, Bethlehem Retired Educator

Lucille Finochiaro, Hampton Retired Educator

Garypaul Flynn, Canaan Educator

Joyce Fox, Manchester Retred Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Rebecca Franks, Nashua Educator

Jen Freitas, Manchester Special Education Teacher, Hillside Middle School, Manchester

Serita Frey, Deerfield Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Janice Galloway, Newmarket Fifth Grade Teacher, Hampton Falls

Helen Galloway, Atkinson Retired Educator

Nancy Gati, Manchester Educator, Hillside Middle School, Manchester

Ann Gehring, Sanbornville Elementary Educator, New Durham School

Cynthia Gieryn, Salem Special Edcuation Teacher, Haverhill, MA

Robin Gilson, Swanzey Educator

Susan Gimilaro, Bedford Educator

Stephen Gorin, Canterbury Professor, Plymouth State University

Lillian Grant, Peterborough Retired Educator

Dana Gray, Dover Educator

Kristyne Groves, Dunbarton Educator, Bartlett Elememtary, Goffstown

Brenda Haenchen, Keene Educator, Symonds Elementary, Keene

Joy Hagstrom, Rye Educator, Oyster River Middle School, Durham

Sandra Hall, Bartlett Educator

Lisa Hamblin, Hudson Educator

Abigail Hambrook, Center Sandwich Social Studies Teacher, Brett School, Tamworth

Donna Hamel, Litchfield Educator, Amherst Middle School

Clifford Harriman, Lebanon Educator

Frances Harrow, Amherst Educator

Mary Hartman, New Hampton Educator

Linda Hartmann, Strafford Educator, Strafford School

Susan Haver, Keene Retired Educator

Susan Henley, Peterborough Educator, Conval School District

Marilyn Hennessey, Concord Educator

Cheryl Henry, Exeter Counselor, Timberlane High School, Plaistow

Christine Hodsdon, Exeter Educator

John Hodsdon, Exeter Middle School Teacher, Danvers, MA

Kathleen Horan, Manchester Retired Educator

Sheryl Horton, Durham Educator

Anne Hostage, Nashua Retired Educator and President of Nashua Area Retired Educators

Mary Irons, Barrington Educator, Strafford School District

Ronald Jacques, Laconia Social Studies Teacher, Rundlett Middle School, Concord

James Jelmberg, Durham University of New Hampshire

Elizabeth Jipson, Goffstown Librarian, The Derryfield School, Manchester

Lea Ann Jules, Lee Economics Teacher, Sanborn High School

Bud Kaeppeler, Nashua Educator

Audrey Kantargis, Merrimack Educator

Terry Karnan, Portsmouth Educator

Jane Kavanaugh, Dover Counselor, Barrington High School

Brian Keaveney, Manchester Substitute Teacher, Manchester

Virginia Kelleher, Portsmouth Educator

Karen Kelley, Nashua Curriculum Coordinator, Hollis Elementary School

Elaine Kennedy, Londonderry Secretary, Londonderry High School

Marea Kerrigan, Manchester School Counselor, Bishop Guertin, Nashua

Holly Kimball, Strafford Educator

James Knowles, Dover Educator, Dover High School

Linda Kroupa, Newport Educator

Gretchen Lafaso, Manchester Educator

Cheryl Lafond, Littleton Educator, Pembroke Academy

Suzanne Lajoie, Manchester Educator

Maryann Lakevicius, Concord Educator

Estelle Landry, Bedford Educator

Kenneth Latchaw, Dover Retired Educator

Elaine Lauterborn, Rochester Educator

Linda Lawson, Manchester English Teacher, Concord High School

Susan Leach, Manchester Retired Educator

Janice Lessard, Nashua Educator, Nashua

Ann Lessard, Peterborough Retired Elementary Educator

Mary Levesque, Nashua Educator, Hudson

Kathy Link, Chesterfield Educator

Arnold Linsky, Durham Sociology Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire

Jane List, Contoocook Educator, Hopkinton Independent School.

Maryanne Lockwood, Dunbarton Educator, Hooksett

Celeste Ludwig, Manchester Educator, Webster School, Machester

Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf, Silver Lake Educational Consultant

Kathleen Maloney, Nashua Educator

Laura Marcario, Bartlett Educator

Susan Marshall, Manchester Educator

Silvia Marshall, Dover Educator

Claire Martin, Nashua Educator, Rivier College

Elizabeth Mazzoleni, Salem Multimedia Department, Essex Community College, MA

Deborah McConnell, Epping Educator, Exeter

Donna McDougal, Sanbornville Educator, Paul School, Wakefield

Deborahanne McLaughlin, Derry Educator

Jeffrey McNish, Concord School Psychologist, Epsom School

Valerie Merrill, Allenstown Educator, SAU #53, Allenstown

Carol-Lee Mesmer, Manchester Educator, Raymond Elementary School

Gabrielle Messier, Plaistow Educator

Christine Miller, Dover Educator

Della Mills, Plymouth Educator

Cynthia Moniz, Canterbury Professor, Plymouth State University

Susan Morbey, Amherst Reading Teacher, Goffstown High School

Trudy Morris, Manchester Educator, Londonderry, NH

Michele Mortensen, Bedford Educator

Laura Mosconas, Newport Educator, Newport, NH

Laurie Mower, Concord Educator, Hillboro-Deering School District

Sandra Murray, Weare Educator, Goffstown, NH

Nancy Nason, Contoocook Educator, Merrimack

Christine Nelson, Bradford Paraprofessional, Kearsarge Regional School District

Jeanne Newman, Hampstead Educator, Salem

Lucille Normand, Deerfield Educator

Krista Paduchowski, Hampstead Educator, Salisbury, MA

Joy Page, Portsmouth Educator

Debra Page, Bennington Educator, Milford

Gloria Paicopolos, Nashua Special Education Teacher

Nora Palmer, Lyme Retired Principal

Daniel Pare, Nashua American Government Teacher, Goffstown High School

Richard Parent, Bedford Biology Teacher, Milford High School

Nancy Parker, West Chesterfield Educator

Joanne Pepin, Somersworth Educator, Somersworth

Heidi Perry, Hooksett Social Studies Teacher, Hillside Middle School, Manchester

Lorraine Plourde, Nashua Educator, Hollis-Brookline

Patricia Popieniek, Raymond Educator, Raymond

Charles Pouliot, Hampstead Technology Educator, Lawrence, MA Public Schools

Debra Powers, E Hampstead Librarian, Andover High School, MA

Marilyn Prell, Atkinson Educator

Carla Press, Troy Educator

Susanne Price, Laconia Retired Educator

Virginia Prive, Merrimack Educator

Dianne Quimbly, Center Ossipee Educator, Moultonborough

Elise Racicot, Candia Educator

Claire Rainville, Gorham Retired Educator

Sheila Rapalje, Alton Bay Retired Educator

Elaine Reinitzer, Hudson Educator, Hudson, NH

Trudee Rice, Claremont Fourth Grade Teacher, Maple Avenue School, Claremont

John Rimas, Seabrook Retired Educator

Jean Rimas, Seabrook Retired Educator

John Rist, Manchester Principal, Central High School, Manchester

Denise Rock, Nashua Educator, Nashua School District

Mary Ross, Manchester Educator, NH Technical College, Nashua

Jacqueline Rossier, Merrimack Retired Educator

Romana Rozbicki, Nashua Educator

Denise Rudman, Manchester Foreign Language Teacher, Central High School, Manchester

Shelden Sarnevitz, Sunapee Retired Educator

Elizabeth Schneller, Londonderry Educator

Diana Seitz, Manchester Teacher, Hillside Middle School, Manchester

Beverly Shaw, Bath Retired Educator

Jennifer Shulman, Rye Educator

Mary Signor, Northwood Science Teacher, Hillside Middle School, Manchester

Jill Silos, Newmarket Political Science Professor, Hesser College

Molly Stevenson, Exeter Social Studies Teacher, Exeter High School

Roberta Stewart, Hanover Educator

Randi Stone, Keene Educator

Susan Takesian, Plaistow Business Technology Teacher, Timberlane High School, Plaistow

Sue Tipton, Goffstown Teacher, Goffstown High School

Francine Torge, Durham Retired Educator

Denise Trombly, Nashua Educator, Nashua School District

Christina Turgeon, Manchester Educator, Merrimack Middle School

Betty Vandersluis, Fitzwilliam Retired Educator

Lynn Wallace, Newbury Educator

Lydia Wallace, Sunapee Principal, Upper Valley Jewish Community School

Linda Walsh, Manchester Curriculum Coordinator, Hollis Elementary School

Christy Whipple, Newport Principal, Richards Elementary School, Newport

Martha Williamson, Amherst Educator

Colleen Wilusz, Hooksett Educator, Armand R. Dupont School, Allenstown

Leslie Winship, Concord Educator

Katherine Wolff, Londonderry American History Teacher, Hampstead Middle School

Candace Woodbury, New Boston Educator

Stephen Woodcock, Conway Associate Principal, Kennett High School, Conway

Kathryn Wright, Plainfield Educator

Patricia Yosha, Exeter Retired Educator

Jerilyn Young, Durham Educator