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CRTC Staff

Steve Rothenberg
CRTC Director and Concord High School Assistant Principal
srothenberg@sau8.org
Ph: x6045
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.

Education/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

Other Interests: Skiing, gardening, landscaping, biking, reading, cooking
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Jennifer Strong-Rain
Acting Program Coordinator
jstrongrainl@sau8.org
Ph:x6044
Experience: With CRTC since 2011, 13 years teaching hard of hearing and deaf children at an auditory-oral preschool, 2 years teaching title-one preschool

Education/Credentials: BS in Child Development from Colby-Sawyer College; NH Teaching Certification K-3

Other Interests: Running, coaching, family, traveling
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Paula Smykil
Administrative Assistant
psmykil@sau8.org
Ph: x6041
Professional Experience: 17 years in education, with CRTC since 2016; 13 years in higher education at Franklin Pierce University, administrative and adjunct teaching roles, Mt Washington College, Admissions Department

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

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

Other Interests: Playing competitive tennis, kayaking, playing golf, spending time with my two boys
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Lauren Vessels
Administrative Assistant
lvessels@sau8.org
Ph: x6043
Professional Experience: 2 years in education providing technical and administrative support, with CRTC since 2020; National Center for Juvenile Justice researcher; variety of customer service positions

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

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

Other Interests: Running, kayaking, painting, and volunteering at the NH humane society
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Amy Tietjen Smith
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
asmith@sau8.org
Professional Experience: Over 20 years in youth career development; at CRTC since 2020

Education/Credentials: BA Cornell University; MS Education Elmira College; Certified Career Service Provider; Global Career Development Facilitator

CRTC Responsibilities:Work with teachers, students, and industry partners to implement and continuously improve CRTC's work-based learning model

Other Interests: Choral and a cappella music, fitness classes, smocking and quilting, cooking and travel
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