Special Education Administrator of the Year
The New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA) is proud to announce Dr. Christine Boston as 2019 Special Education Administrator of the Year. Dr. Boston currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services for the Dover School District and will receive her award on June 8th at the NH Excellence in Education Awards (The EDies). Dr. Boston will also be recognized by her NHASEA colleagues at their June membership meeting.
Christine was selected for this honor by a committee of her NHASEA peers who recognized her as inspirational, knowledgeable of critical topics in special education, and for her commitment for what is best for all students. Dr. William Harbron, Dover Superintendent of Schools, describes Christine as consistently demonstrating the big picture and can manage the financial, political and emotional sides of all issues. Christine’s district colleagues see her as a natural leader, one they can always turn to for advice and support.
Christine’s background in the Dover School District also includes serving as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services, as well as serving both the Dover High School and Dover Middle School Principal. Her graduate work was completed at Plymouth State University earning an M.Ed. in K-12 Special Education, several professional certifications, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education Leadership. Boston earned her Ed.D in Leadership, Learning, and Collaboration from Plymouth State University, the subject of her dissertation was "Principal definition and attitude toward inclusion. Her primary areas of research are inclusive education and culturally responsive equitable education. Boston has also served as a teaching lecturer at Plymouth State University in the Department of Elementary Education and Youth Development and has served as a Peer Reviewer for several national grant competitions including Race to the Top and AmeriCorps School Turnaround in partnership with Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Executive Director of NHASEA notes that Christine is a wonderful example of a talented educational leader. She works tirelessly on behalf of all children and youth in the Dover School District.