NHASEA Awards and Recognition

 2024 NHASEA Special Education Administrator of the Year

Kearsarge Regional School District, Director of Special Education Named 2024 New Hampshire Special Education Administrator of the Year 

Mr. Elliott has served the Kearsarge Regional School District for over 25 years, and currently serves as the Director of Student Services. During his tenure in SAU 65, Larry has demonstrated the highest standard when it comes to being a systems leader.  He plays an integral role in the educational community and exemplifies the importance of inclusive education, and a commitment to all children and youth, especially those who are exceptional learners.  In all of his leadership roles, Larry has been an advocate for public education and ensuring that those students with exceptional needs have many pathways to high quality, successful learning experiences. He is known by his colleagues as one who leads with compassion and conviction and a work ethic that is grounded in problem solving.  He is regarded and recognized by the community for developing comprehensive and varied learning opportunities, positive family connections and for being a collaborative partner with a variety of stakeholders. The educational community of the KRSD describes Larry as demonstrating the highest professional standards when it comes to leadership; he is creative, positive, and always willing to go the extra mile, no matter how big the challenge.

As an active member of the NH Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA), Larry has worked tirelessly with his colleagues across the region and the state to help ensure sound decision making around important issues related to special education, including legislation, professional growth opportunities and developing partnerships with varied stakeholder groups.

“It is truly an honor to congratulate Larry for being named 2024 Special Education Administrator of the Year. Larry exemplifies a strong understanding of the complexity of the work of special education administration. He leads with patience, is a strong advocate for special education, has a deep commitment for professional learning and creating a positive future for all children.”

Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Executive Director of the NHASEA

 

Past Recipients

Mary Paradise - 2023 Special Education Administrators of the Year

Catherine Plourde and Marcia Bagley - 2022 Special Education Administrators of the Year

Rachel Borge - 2021 Special Education Administrator of the Year

Karen Guercia - 2020 Special Education Administrator of the Year 

Christine Boston - 2019 Special Education Adminstrator of the Year