NELMS Board Information

PURPOSE: To act as a voting member of the Board of Directors with full authority and responsibility to develop policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the League; to monitor the League's financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the Executive Director with the resources to meet the mission, goals, and objectives of NELMS.

To nominate someone for the Board please click here for more information.

Board Chair - ME1–Christina DeGroff
Retired Educator





esther asbell picturePast Board Chair–Esther Asbell
SAU#16 Asst. Superintendent
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03800
(603) 775-8655





ralph mayo pictureCT1–Ralph Mayo
Eastern MS
51 Hendrie Ave.
Riverside, CT 06878
(203) 637-1744
fax (203) 637-3567

linda tucker pictureCT2–Linda Tucker
Jared Eliot Middle School, Principal
69 Fairy Dell Road
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6503
Fax (860) 664-6583



spacerCT3Dulcey Worth
James H. Moran Middle School
141 Hope Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 741-2900

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MA1Mark Branco
Assistant Superintendent
Assistant Superintendent
Tyngsborough Public Schools
50 Norris Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879



Kathleen Hill pictureMA2–Kathleen Hill
Spotlight School Coordinator/Retired Principal
East Longmeadow, MA




Kathleen Hill pictureMA3–Jason Webster
Quinn Middle School 
201 Manning Street
Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 567-6210




picture of bill iveyMA4–William Ivey
Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Middle School Dean
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-2711



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ME1–Karyn Field

Reeds Brook Middle School
28a Main Road South
Hampden, ME 04444
Phone: 207-862-3540

julie gardner pictureME2–Julie Gardner
Presque Isle Middle School
569 Skyway St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-4474
Fax (207) 768-3447


NH1–Dona Boardman
Hampton Academy
29 Academy Avenue
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-1855

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NH1—Mary Ellen Arigo
Retired Educator
New Durham, NH




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RI1—Wendy Parente

Warwick, RI





VT1-Betsy Memoe
Manchester Elementary Middle School
Manchester Center
Manchester, VT 05255
(802) 362-1597

carafiello pictureVT2-Ashley Carafiello
Green Mountain Union High School
716VT RTE 103 South
Chester, VT 05143
(802) 875-2146



Teacher Representative
Jacqueline Hanlon

Somersworth Middle School
7 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH
(603) 692-2126


Professor Representative
Dr. Linda Carrier

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH
(413) 626-2639