HAMPTON — The Hampton School District is pleased to announce that Superintendent Dr. Lois Costa has been named to the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The NHASCD board consists of 13 members representing districts across the state, from classroom teachers to administrators and superintendents. The NHASCD Board is responsible for setting the vision and policy for the organization.
As a state chapter of the national ASCD, the NHASCD coordinates and oversees numerous high-quality, professional development opportunities, influences educational policy at the state level and provides access to scholarly works through the New Hampshire Journal of Education.
“I am thrilled, humbled and honored to be a part of such an amazing organization,” Superintendent Dr. Costa said. “I look forward to joining a community with a mission of supporting educators as they strive for the success of all students.”
Superintendent Dr. Costa holds a doctor of education degree in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, a master’s degree in education from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Studies and Early Education from the University of New Hampshire.
Superintendent Dr. Costa has more than 30 years of experience as an instructional leader, and has been with the Hampton School District for 20 years. She joined the District as an assistant principal at the Adeline C. Marston School in 2000, and advanced to the position of Principal in 2008. She was named New Hampshire Elementary School Principal of the Year in 2014, and a Nationally Distinguished Principal that same year.
While Superintendent Dr. Costa served as Principal, the Marston School was the recipient of the Hour of Code $10,000 Grant based on a commitment to technology and 21st century skills in December 2014, the school was named a Reward School in 2013 based on three years of growth on the NECAPS, the school received the “ED”ies Schools of Excellence Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 2007 and 2008, among other honors.
Superintendent Dr. Costa is a founding member of both the Coalition for Healthy Options that Influence Children and Education and the Winnacunnet High School Endowment Foundation, as well as a certified coach through National Youth Sports Coaches Association for the Hampton Youth Association. She has previously served as a member of the Hampton Parent Teacher association, assists with the quarterly distribution of the Hampton Community Issues Coalition, and initiated the Marston Ski Club as well as the district’s Girls on the Run program.
Additionally, Superintendent Dr. Costa has also served as an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University teaching graduate students about education and leadership since spring 2016. She was appointed advisor to the 2016 Doctoral Cohort in Educational Leadership at SNHU. She also served as a clinical faculty member at Plymouth State University from 2005-2010 and as a grade three classroom teacher at the Reeds Ferry School in Merrimack from 1988-2000. While at Reeds Ferry, she served as a curriculum facilitator for five years as well.
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