Experience: 16 years in education: 13 years teaching hard of hearing and deaf children at an auditory-oral preschool; 2 years teaching title-one preschool for Concord; 4 years at CRTC 
Education/Credentials: BS in Child Development from Colby-Sawyer College. Holds her certification from the state of Nh to teach K-3 grade
Other Interests: Running, coaching, family, traveling, PTO
Email: jstongrain@sau8.org

Experience: 19 years in education: 16 at CRTC,
3  in Special Education at Merrimack Valley High School
BS, Keene State, Elementary Ed K-8 and Special Ed K-12; MS, New England College Curriculum & Instruction; Dissertation: Social and Emotional Competence and its Relationship to Academic Achievement
Other Interests: 
reading, writing,passion for the study and exploration of early childhood development

Email: vkoch@sau8.org

Teacher Preparation

Jennifer Strong-Rain
​Instructor- Crimson Tide preschool Lab

In our Teacher Preparation program you will:
  • Teach preschool and kindergarten students enrolled in our CrimsonTide Lab School.
  • Engage in a 14 week preschool, elementary, middle, or high school internship to experience all aspects of teaching.
  • Create and implement lesson plans to meet the learning styles of all students.
  • Explore the newest approaches to learning including Brain Rules, UBD, Mindsets, and more.
  • Get a tremendous head start to your teaching career through our three dual enrollment courses with SNHU and our relationship with NHTI.
  • Master the use of school technology including iPADs (loaned out 24/7 to all 2nd year students), educational apps and Smartboards/ENO Boards.

Valerie Koch

Classroom Management, Curriculum Planning, Differentiated Instruction, Educational Psychology, Growth and Development, Instructional Practices, Instructional Technology, Responsive Classroom, Understanding by Design

Child Psychologist, Guidance Counselor, Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Pre K-12 Teacher, Social Worker, Special Education Teacher, Speech Pathologist
SNHU: EDU200 Intro to Education*
SNHU: SPED210 Early Childhood Issues/Disabilities*
SNHU: EDU270 Foundations of Teaching& Learning*
Pro-ACT Certification

49 students earning college credits for the 2014-15 school year

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES: Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College 
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES: Psychology, Human Growth & Development
CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES: Proper Hygiene, Professional Appearance,Written and Oral Communication Skills, Independent Worker