Meet Our Team
Mike brings decades of education and technology experience to assist states, districts and schools. Following his education in public policy at Harvard University, Mike focused his consulting skills to make a difference in K-12 education. He has worked at the state and local level and served as chairperson and a member of his school board for 10 years. Mike earned his Ph.D., with a focus on the importance of civic responsibility and 21st-century skills, within public schools.
MSW, M.ED / Director of Professional Development and Lit. Curriculum
Karen has 20 years of experience as an educational leader, focusing in literacy, special education and RTI, curriculum and assessment. Most recently she has served as an educational consultant in New Hampshire and has facilitated professional development and school transformation initiatives in New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut. Karen is a passionate educator and lively presenter
M.ED / Director of Assessments
and Math Curriculum
Ann helped her local elementary school turn from being one of the lowest performing in the state to the top performer as measured by the state accountability system. Ann has the direct experience to help teachers personalize instruction. As a math specialist, Ann brings years of experience and a thorough knowledge of state and national standards.
AS / CS Technology Manager
Ryan has 18 years of information technology experience in education, insurance and finance. He turns ideas into reality through technology. He spent 9 years as a software developer at the NH Department of Education, helping build information systems such as Apprenticeship, Career and Technical Education, i4see, Grant Management, Food and Nutrition, Educator Evaluation and Statistical Surveys.
B.S. in Business Adm. / Manager of Communications
Paula is a data-driven marketing specialist with a B.S. in Business Administration who spent over a decade building multi-media advertising campaigns for leading national brands like General Motors, Verizon and the Dial Corporation. During her ten years at home raising young children, Paula developed a passion for education and made the transition to support public schools. Paula is a past PTA co-President and is currently serving as an elected member of her local School Board.
BA / Product Specialist
India is an administrative professional with 10+ years of managerial experience with an unparalleled ability to prioritize and carry out multiple projects and deadlines. Her background includes but not limited to office management, nonprofit coordination and classroom education.
M.CS / Lead Developer
Kevin is a Senior Developer and has spent three years with Demonstrated Success. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has been developing database driven software programs for over a decade.
M.ED / Professional Development and School Specialist
Heather put her love for data analysis and math to work in her careers in both the technology and education industries. With more than 15 years as an early elementary teacher, she is skilled in curriculum design and delivery, PLC’s and data use, and strategies in both ELA and math. Heather is on the Demonstrated Success team as a Professional Development & School Specialist.
M.ED / School Admin Specialist
Rob has over 15 years of school principal and leadership experience. As an elementary school principal, he lead the transformation of a struggling school into an award winning school, helping student achievement soar in the process. Recently, he’s been assisting schools in using data to close achievement gaps and accelerate student growth. He is passionate about improving school learning and culture.
M.ED / School Support Specialist
Cyndy has years of experience working in public schools as a teacher, technology director and trainer. Cyndy has played many roles including support with formative assessments, data use by teachers and administrators, educator evaluation systems, and years of support for data collection — assisting schools with local student information systems and state data submission.
B.S / Developer
Chris is a broadly experienced technologist with 7+ years in the field. Core competencies in software development and maintenance with a number of successes in optimization and refactoring. Additional skill sets in networking, system administration, computer security, and artificial intelligence.
M.ED / Professional Development Specialist
Lisa Sweet taught middle school math and science in public schools with additional experience in private and international school settings. Lisa has worked in educational publishing developing curriculum and aligning existing curricula with new standards. Lisa has strong content knowledge and an excellent understanding of the everyday challenges of the classroom. Lisa believes that teachers are the most important factor in student learning and is committed to supporting educators to realize their true capacity.
M. IT / Senior Developer
Frank is a System Developer and joined Demonstrated Success in 2018. An experienced developer, Frank has worked in the education and finance aren as as a software developer. Frank has a Master’s in IT from Southern NH University and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Salem State University.
Communications & Social Media Specialist
Chris is a Marketing and Event Planning Intern as well as an English Major at the University of New Hampshire. Chris has spent six years serving underprivileged youth in New York and Connecticut and has developed as passion for Education Policy.
Office Administrator and Event Specialist
Elizabeth's background is marketing and channel sales and has spent the past ten years volunteering and subbing in schools. She believes education is critical for every being and supports those that are ready to move forward and learn at any age.
ESOL Education Specialist
Laura Schreiber is a classroom teacher and comparative education expert based in Maryland, with 15 years of experience in multiple districts and countries. Beginning in 2008 as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, Laura taught English and developed English curricula for rural public schools. Upon returning to the US, Laura taught grades 4 through 6 to a multinational student body in Fairfax County, VA.
Joe has a Masters in IT and has been developing systems for nearly a decade. Joe spent 3 years as a developer for the Department of Education, helping build upon existing systems such as their student collection, Education Statistics and ESOL systems. Joe’s a full-stack developer with a strong focus in database and .NET development.
Joe enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and enjoying local restaurants.
Meet Our Partners
To supplement our areas of expertise, Demonstrated Success has partnered with these highly regarded specialists in areas such as project based learning, competency-based education, personalized learning, school culture & climate and more.
Carolyn L. Berenson
Carolyn L. Berenson is an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University, has researched in depth and presented on online and blended learning for students with disabilities. Her findings are published in the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals. She is the founder of i-Pedagogy LLC, which continues her mission to promote online learning that is designed inclusively to build stronger communities of learners. She holds a Masters of Education, a certification in special education, and a graduate certificate in advanced online instruction.
ESOL Education Specialist
With over 18 years of public education experience in Annapolis, Maryland, I have become a specialist in early childhood education for multilingual learners. 12 years were spent teaching kindergarten and 1st grade in Title One schools with significant numbers of multilingual learners. The following 6 years were as an English Language Development teacher. As an advocate for our multilingual learners and their families, I represented them on the school's leadership team working to ensure representation in the School Improvement Plan. I piloted a co-teaching model in grades K-5 and coached co-teaching teams using an English language development model based in project based learning. I co-authored that curriculum which effectively aligned content and language objectives. In the last 4 years, I have focused on teacher training and professional development working with teachers all across Maryland, Delaware, and Ohio as well as teachers across the country as a facilitator of online graduate level professional development courses.
Center for Collaborative Education
Carisa works with the QPA team to help schools develop collaborative practices centered around quality performance assessments. Her roles include: English teacher, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, and Senior Project Coordinator, but performance based assessment is at the core of her education philosophy. She helped to write the NH Work Study Practices, has served on NEASC visiting committees, and has done extensive work in local curriculum development and digital portfolio design. She holds NH Certification in Curriculum Administration and English 5-12.
Principal, Marston Elementary
Lois Costa is a New Hampshire native who grew up in Nashua and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She taught third grade twelve years in Merrimack, while completing her administrative certificate at Rivier University. Lois was hired in Hampton as an assistant principal for the Adeline C. Marston School and is currently entering her nineteen-year there, tenth as building principal. In 2012, her school was named the Elementary School of Excellence (EDies) and she continues to serve on the state board. In 2014, she was named Principal of the Year and traveled to the Dominican Republic to build a school as part of the Lifetouch Memory Mission. In 2016, she graduated from Southern New Hampshire University as part of the first doctoral cohort with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on school climate as it relates to building leadership and student achievement. Committed to the power of positive leadership, Lois currently adjuncts at Southern New Hampshire University advising doctoral students.
Greater Seacoast Community Health
Peter is the Manager of Behavior Health Services at Greater Seacoast Community Health in Portsmouth, NH and an adjunct faculty member at the University of New England. He has a doctoral degree from the University of new England and is dual licensed as a clinical mental health counselor and a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor. For over ten years he has been working in the field of trauma informed integrated behavioral health; primarily with complex clients living with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
Sarah has been in education for 17 years. She was integral part of enacting change in an underperforming school and eventually earning the school “The School on the Move” Prize for staggering growth. Sarah brings content knowledge in K-6 and Special Education. She also is a member of her local board.
Special Education and School Improvement Specialist
Mary Claire Heffernan
Google for Education Certified Trainer, Heinemann Professional Development Online PD consultant, and UNH Learning through Teaching adjunct. She enjoys being outside, and spending time with her 7 year old daughter.
Ramapo for Children
Albert Kim has spent his entire career in the urban education and non-profit sectors. Upon graduating from Boston College with his BA/MA degrees in Philosophy, he served as an adjunct lecturer at Mass Bay Community College and Merrimack College where he taught philosophy, humanities, critical thinking and writing courses for 7 years. He transitioned into the OST space as an education coordinator and director at two Boys and Girls Clubs in the greater Boston area. There he developed and managed education programing for 500+ students including programs focused on early literacy, STEM, and college readiness. Albert returned to graduate school to earn his M.Ed. from Boston University and joined YouthBuild USA shortly thereafter. As a part of YBUSA, Albert oversaw national programs focused on reconnecting Opportunity Youth to college and career pipelines, developed innovative STEM initiatives, supported local efforts to improve high school to college bridge programs. Prior to joining Ramapo, Albert served as the Managing Director of Program Design for iMentor, a national college success organization that supports high school students through 1:1 mentoring relationships.
Special Ed & National Curriculum Consultant
With over 12 years of experience in education, Jennifer has served as teacher, coach, coordinator, principal, supervisor, and
national curriculum consultant. She specializes in special education,
differentiated instruction, and educational leadership. Jennifer has been recognized as a solution-driven, forward-thinking, positive
advocate for students, families, teachers, and administrators.
School Leadership Specialist
Tom is an educational consultant and school coach with over thirty years in school leadership and instruction across grades K-12. As an Assistant Principal and Principal for 16 years, he was at the forefront of leading both a high school and an elementary school through strategic change to support dramatically improved student outcomes. Tom is passionate about education; he is always eager to work with teachers and school leaders to improve their craft to support their students and each other more effectively.
Lindsay Mitchell, CAGS, MPA is a NH educator with 14 years of experience in the classroom and 11 years online experience. She has a CAGS in Educational Leadership, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and a Principal Certification. She has presented in conferences, webinars, and had work published through Edutopia.
School Leadership Specialist
Ken is a lifelong Vermont educator who moved from Vermont to New Hampshire in 2018. He was a teacher, principal and Executive Director of the Vermont Principals' Association for 40+ years. He helped to pass a principal mentor law in Vermont, to support early career school leaders. In retirement, Ken served as the coordinator of the Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative with the Center for Creative Leadership (ccl.org) in Greensboro, NC. In July of 2018, Ken came out of retirement to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. He now volunteers for CASA and mentors new school leaders. He and his wife Meg, a retired librarian, live in Dublin, NH.
School Leadership Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist / Literacy
Laura Theobald, Speech and Language Pathologist specializing in literacy- nearly 30 years in education, 2 sons, one in HS and the other in college. Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family, pets, and being active outside.
Bill supports school teams to rethink curriculum, instruction, and learning environments to provide access to all, using the Universal Design for Learning framework as a tool for redesign. In addition, he has consulted with schools on design and redesign of their programming, especially in the areas of project based learning, social-emotional learning, leadership, and strategic planning. Bill has written and presented nationally on a variety of topics including UDL, project based learning and disabilities, and social emotional learning and collaborative leadership.
School Leadership Specialist
2017 NH Elementary Principal of the year. Innovative, forward thinking and highly skilled with Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Superintendent and Principal Certifications. Skilled in all aspects of school management, and, passionate about educator development, research, proven best practices and education pedagogy. Strong with data management and student performance analysis. DOE work includes the Professional Standards Board and Code of Ethics development. Past experience as an Adjunct Faculty for Graduate level courses. Strong education professional with a CAGS focused in Educational Leadership and Administration, Masters from Plymouth State University.