Professional Development

Welcome to NEA-NH’s Professional Development Page

A committee of New Hampshire educators working on the continual improvement of support systems for educators is interested in your input. Based on your experience and expertise, we are asking you to complete a brief survey about your experiences with being mentored or serving as a mentor to other educators. The information you share on the survey about your experiences will be both anonymous and confidential.

Please complete the Educator Mentor OR Classroom Educator survey. If you have ever been a formal Mentor to a peer in the classroom, please select the Mentor Survey (13 items). If you have never been a Mentor, please select the Classroom Educator Survey (15 items). The survey should take about 5-8 minutes to complete.

The purpose of the survey you will answer is threefold:

  1. To determine if, and to what extent, NH schools and districts utilize Induction through Mentoring programs,
  2. To ascertain the perceived value of Induction through Mentoring programs in NH schools and districts by impacted stakeholders,
  3. To gauge the interest of stakeholders within NH schools and districts in implementing an Induction through Mentoring program to:
  4. support & develop (not evaluate) educators,
  5. contribute to the retention of effective teachers,
  6. serve struggling student learners more effectively.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey

by close of business February 11, 2022. Thank you!

The New Hampshire Educator Effective for Student Success (NHEESS pronounced “ness”) is conducting this research to determine direction for future efforts. You can find out more about us at . Thank you for your time and consideration

We’d like to know what you think should be included in the New and Aspiring Educators Conference scheduled for April 16, 2022. Follow the link to our survey to let us know!

Obtain Para I and Para II Certification

February 3, 4:00 pm

On February 3 at 4:00 pm, come join Kimberly Wilson from the NH Department of Education’s Bureau of Credentialing as she explains the process and requirements for being certified as a Paraeducator I and Paraeducator II in New Hampshire.

Click on the Registration button to register for this free workshop presented on the Zoom platform.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

Gathering to Nurture Your Personal Resilience

February 8, 7:00 pm

The next resilience gathering will be on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00 on the Zoom platform. The focus of the gathering will be exploring how the we can build  community among educators during the pandemic and after. 

All members are welcome to come explore strategies for nurturing their personal resilience and to support other educators.

If you are interested in attending this informal gathering, please email Irv Richardson at and he will send you the link to join.

We are excited to share that the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s new course, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress, is now available on Coursera.

Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress is a free, 10-hour course that is designed to help school staff better manage their emotions and create supportive learning environments for students.

The course content is delivered by leading experts in the fields of psychology, education, and research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Participants will complete coursework at their own pace and create an action plan to enhance their personal and professional growth.
We hope that you will join us for this incredible learning opportunity at

Visit our Virtual Vendor Hall to see offerings and services provided by our trusted vendors and partners.



You’re invited to take over 100 NEA Microcredentials, available online to members, to complete at your convenience for no additional cost!


Explore options to continue your education and advance your career through our partnership with VESi. Earn up to three courses, or nine credits, per year as an NEA-NH member. You will not believe the price!

10% Tuition Discount on NEC’s Graduate Education Programs for NEA-NH Members and Their Families

New England College now offers an exclusive partnership with NEA-NH to help its members and their immediate family members become educational leaders through our graduate programs in education. New England College is renowned for its top-quality education department and award-winning online programs.

Click for more information on all the benefits NEC offers NEA-NH members.




Other Resources for Your Professional Development:

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY: We host a library of books and films on education and mental health topics that you can borrow for two weeks at a time. Contact Ally Snyder for details.