Other Interests: Running, kayaking, painting, and volunteering at the NH humane society

Other interests:Spending time with family, coaching volleyball, and watching my kids play softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer!  


Professional Education and Credentials: Bachelor’s in Psychology from Penn State University, Master's in Justice Studies at the University of New Hampshire

Education:Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics from UNH, working towards master's degree in Communications from SNHU


CRTC Responsibilities: Attendance, transportation, field trips, student and staff support, preschool tuition, sending school communication


CRTC Responsibilities: Purchasing, Perkins Grant management, grades, scholarships, data maintenance and reports, Program of Studies, CRTC Compass, student support

Professional Experience: Lauren has worked in juvenile justice research at the National Center for Juvenile Justice and has spent many years in various customer service positions. She has been with the district since August 2019 providing technical assistance and administrative support.​

CRTC Responsibilities:Recruitment, marketing, enrollment management, coordination of center initiatives, website and social media management, student outreach

Lauren Vessels
Administrative Assistant
Lvessels@sau8.org  x6043

Other Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys as well as playing tennis.​


Professional Education and Credentials: Bachelor of Arts from Rivier College, Master of Arts in Leadership from SNHU

Professional Experience:Prior to working for CRTC, I have worked in Higher Education for the bulk of my career. First at Franklin Pierce University  where I held a variety of administrative roles as well as teaching as an adjunct faculty member. After spending thirteen years with Franklin Pierce, I moved on to Mt. Washington College where I worked in the Admissions Department. 

Paula Smykil
Administrative Assistant
Psmykil@sau8.org x6041

Professional Experience:4 years at CRTC, worked in the Registrar's Office at the University of NH Durham and the Center for College Planning at NHHEAF.  While home full time with my 3 kids I spent time volunteering in the schools,coaching volleyball, and editing the yearbook at Rundlett.

Kate Amrol
Program Coordinator
​Kamrol@sau8.org x6044


Other Interests: kayaking, softball, coaching youth sports, gardening, landscaping, member of several non-profit boards

Professional Education and Credentials: BBA, UMass, Amherst; Master of Education, Elementary Ed, Lesley University;Certificate of Advanced Studies, Plymouth State:  Certifications for Principal, Superintendent, CTE Director, Computer Educator, Elementary Educator,  President, New Hampshire Career and Technical Administrators, Trustee, Community College System of NH; Trustee, Mayhew Program

Professional Experience: 26 years as educator; CRTC Director since 2008/2009 (concurrently Assistant Principal), Assistant Principal, District Technology Director, Elementary School Teacher (Walker School).  Also 10+ years as summer camp director.

Steve Rothenberg
CRTC ​Director and Assistant Principal of Concord High School 
​Srothenberg@sau8.org x6045


​Meet Our Staff