UVEI Staff and Faculty

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Administration

UVEI has a small administrative and program staff and a dedicated group of faculty coaches.  Page Tompkins, EdD, is the Executive Director of the Upper Valley Educators Institute where he teaches in both the teacher and leadership programs.  He was the founding director of the Reach Institute for School Leadership in Oakland, CA and was a lecturer in the Leadership for Educational Equity (LEEP) and the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Tompkins has served as a member of the State Superintendent's Educator Excellence Task Force for the California Department of Education, was Co-Chair of the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentials, and is a member of the Carnegie Knowledge Network at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  His research and practice interests include teacher learning, teacher leadership, instructional coaching, school leadership, schools as organizations, and school change.  The Associate Director for Elementary Education is Aimee Toth, who has taught the elementary grades for 13 years, most recently at Thetford Elementary School. Barrie North, UVEI's Associate Director for Secondary Education, is a former science teacher, and was also on the Design Team at the Rivendell School, located in the Upper Valley of NH/VT, the first interstate K-12 school district in the U.S.  The Coordinator for the Principal Internship Program is Tina Muncy, a long-time administrator and educator, who most recently served as National Facilitator for the School Reform Initiative. Kevin Johnson, the former principal of the Kearsarge Elementary School, is the Interim Graduate Studies Project Coordinator.  Beverly Marshall is the Associate Director for Institutional Advancement. She previously served in administrative positions at The Cooper Union and WNET/Channel 13 in New York City. UVEI's Office Manager, Andrea Feid, has held similar positions in the Upper Valley for ten years. Erin Mullen is UVEI's Program Associate and Librarian. She has worked in both public and college libraries, managed complex computer databases, and worked in multiple office environments.

Teacher Program Faculty Coaches

Teacher program faculty coaches are experienced educators who meet regularly with interns and mentor teachers. They observe interns in the classroom, give advice and support, and determine whether interns have mastered the competencies required for graduation.  Each coach is responsible for a small number of interns, making it possible for each intern to receive a high degree of personal attention.Principal Program Faculty

Program faculty combine extensive and successful experience in school leadership with teaching at the graduate level. Faculty plan for and coordinate monthly meetings of interns and their mentors as well as visit schools to observe interns at work.
 

Page Tompkins, EdD, was the founding director of the Reach Institute for School Leadership in Oakland, CA. He was also an instructor in the Professional Leadership Institute masters program and the Leadership for Educational Equity doctorate program at UC Berkeley. Dr. Page earned an EdD from the University of California Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in Education, with a concentration in youth development and community based education, from San Francisco State University.  He has served as a member of the State Superintendent's Educator Excellence Task Force for the California Department of Education, was Co-Chair of the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentials, and is a member of the Carnegie Knowledge Network, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Tina Muncy has been an educator for over 40 years. She has held many administrative positions including School Improvement Coordinator for the Vermont Department of Education, National Facilitator for the School Reform Initiative, and school coach and principal mentor. Ms. Muncy received a Masters degree in Administration and Planning from the University of Vermont.