Meet Our Team

Demonstrated Success has a diverse team of experienced educators that can help you bring about change in your schools. We have direct classroom experience and expertise in assessment, program development (e.g. PLC systems, RTI, curriculum alignment and development, data use protocols), technology systems development, school leadership and teacher training.

Our team recognizes the importance of capitalizing on every educator’s talents and skills. We begin our work with schools by establishing a common vision and intention. We strive to develop local talent within schools, to create long-lasting, sustainable improvement.

Demonstrated Success works with educators and school facilitators across the nation to bring the right expertise to local schools. Our full team can provide targeted staff development for educators that meets your specific needs.

 

Mike Schwartz

mike schwartz

Ph.D., MPA
President

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.

Karen Matso

karen matso

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.

Ann Mordecai

ann mordecai

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.

Ryan Stevens

ryan stevens

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.

Paula Tsetsilas

Paula Tsetsilas

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.

India Wardell

India Wardell

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. While she finishes her last year obtaining a Bachelors of Arts in English Language Learners, she volunteers to tutor adult ESL students and elementary students. India also coordinates a local nonprofit that works in her community to bring awareness to the plight of the diverse niches within the town. India’s goal at Demonstrated Success is to use her extensive experience to provide support for professional development and assist with the success of the ESP platform.

kevin scott

kevin scott

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.

Sarah Galligher

Sarah Galligher

M.ED
Professional Development Specialist

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.

Rob Hanson

rob hanson

M.Ed.
school adm. 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.

Cyndy Currier

cyndy currier

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.

Chris Sleys

Chris Sleys

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.

Sarah Galligher

Lisa Sweet

M.ED
Professional Development Specialist

Lisa Sweet is an experienced educator with diverse experience. She 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. Lisa earned her Masters in Education in Teaching and Curriculum and has served as a school board member in her community.

Frank Dalton

Frank Dalton

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.

Samantha Ayoub

Samantha Ayoub

BA
Marketing and Communications Intern

Samantha is a Marketing and Event Planning intern at Demonstrated Success, as well as a Communication student at the University of New Hampshire. She comes with a year of experience in Marketing and Communications. Samantha looks forward to gaining experience in the professional field while implementing the skills she has learned from the classroom into the office.

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.

 

David Williams

David Williams


Principal, Belmont High School

As a lifelong educator and experienced principal, David Williams has lead and overseen the transition to competency-based education at the middle and high school levels in both Maine and New Hampshire. His approach simplifies the process, places the emphasis on teaching and learning and creates the conditions necessary for sustainable positive change.

Carissa Corrow

Carissa Corrow


Center for Collaborative Education

Carisa works with the QPA team to help schools develop collaborative practices centered around quality performance assessments. Having served in various capacities over the last fourteen years including English teacher, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, and Senior Project Coordinator, 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. Carisa earned her B.A. in English Literature from Notre Dame College and her M.Ed. in Curriculum Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

Peter Fifield

Peter Fifield


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.

Melinda Lopez

Melinda Lopez

Highlander Insitute

Melinda was born and raised in New York City and moved to Rhode Island to attend college. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Brown University and then her Teacher Certification from Roger Williams University. She has been an educator since 1994- working in both early childhood and elementary school settings. She is passionate about meeting all students where they are and supporting teachers in her new role at Highlander as an Educational Strategies Specialist. She lives in Johnston, RI and is blessed with her wonderful partner, her two sons, and her dog.

Lois Costa

Lois Costa


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.

Albert Kim

Albert Kim


Ramapo for Children

Albert Kim brings diverse experience with diverse youth. He 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.

As a member of the Ramapo team, Albert believes that all young people want the same things: to learn, to feel valued for who they are and to experience success.

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William Preble


Education Professor, New England College

William Preble currently teaches in New England College’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program. Bill was the 2015 Faculty of the Year Award Recipient from New England College’s Education Division and the 2011 Kilgore Award-winning Professor of the Year at NEC.
Bill is a former elementary teacher, middle school social studies teacher, and school principal. His major areas of research are youth leadership, voice and empowerment and school climate leadership and change. He is the founder of the Center for School Climate and Learning (www.theCSCL.com) which provides schools, organizations, and government agencies with school climate and culture research, evaluation and professional development services. Bill is one of 70 world-wide leaders to be invited annually to participate in the Annual Cambridge International Student Voice Symposium at the University of Vermont to advocate for a youth-adult partnership paradigm shift in education and teacher training programs, and to advocate for Student Voice research and leadership in educational publications, policies and school practices. Bill is the author of Transforming School Climate and Learning and The Respectful School co-written with Steven Wessler., He is currently working on new book called Student Voice and Action: Empowering young people to change the world. Bill is the father of two wonderful children, Christopher and AnnaLi, husband to his tirelessly supportive wife Holly, and a motivated, ever-hopeful and available drummer.

Jaclyn Karabinas

Jacyln Karabinas


Instructional Coach and Consultant

Jaclyn Karabinas is an energetic, creative educator who was a classroom teacher until 2014 and now an independent instructional coach and consultant. In this role, she has the honor of mixing and matching skill sets in educational technology integration, arts integration, and progressive literacy instruction. She works through lenses of building teacher expertise that supports high-quality, responsive instruction, creating inclusive environments, and designing learning communities where all students can thrive. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Heinemann Professional Development online PD consultant, and UNH Learning through Teaching adjunct

Helen Beattie

Helen Beattie


Executive Director, UP for Learning

Helen is an ardent advocate for reshaping the conception of the role of young people in learning and school change. She is the founder and Executive Director of UP for Learning (Unleashing the Power of Partnership for Learning), an organization that has been amplifying student voice and youth-adult partnership for over a decade. Helen is a school psychologist by training who has written multiple place-based and action research curricula which have been implemented statewide and replicated nationally, and taught a variety of Master’s level courses on school redesign, experiential education strategies and the elevation of young people as change agents. She was nominated by the Vermont Agency of Education as the New England Secondary Schools Consortium 2016 “Vermont State Champion,” defined as a “persuasive voice for enhancing learning through strong policy, best practice and supportive public will.”

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