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.

Call for Board members
MA 4 (western MA)

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

Board Chair - ME1–Christina DeGroff
Retired Educator





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





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CT1–Ralph Mayo
Eastern MS
51 Hendrie Ave.
Riverside, CT 06878
(203) 637-1744


CT2–Susan Czapla
Silas Denae Middle School
551 Silas Deane Highway
Wathersfield, CT 06109
(860) 571-8300


CT3–Dulcey Worth
James H. Moran Middle School
141 Hope Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 741-2900

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MA1–Mark Branco
Assistant Superintendent
Tyngsborough Public Schools
50 Norris Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879




MA2–Vincent Hayward
Norton Middle School, Principal
215 West Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

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MA3–Jason Webster
Quinn Middle School 
201 Manning Street
Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 567-6210





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ME1–Karyn Field

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

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ME2–Julie Gardner
Presque Isle Middle School
569 Skyway St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-4474


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

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NH2—Mary Ellen Arigo
Retired Educator
New Durham, NH




RI1—Melissa Goho
Birchwood Middle School, Principal
10 Birchwood Drive
Providence, RI 02904
401-233-1120 ext. 16405

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




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VT2-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