Evaluators

New Hampshire homeschoolers speak with students in Russia via computerNew Hampshire homeschoolers speak with students in Russia via computerSome of the evaluators listed here were suggested by homeschooling families; others have submitted their own names to the NHHC. If you decide to use an independent evaluator, contact him/her as early as possible in the year to find out how he/she plans to evaluate your child, what information/documentation you will need to provide, how much the evaluation will cost, etc. Also, it is up to the parent to verify the evaluator's credentials -- be certain the evaluator's certification (if required) is current. For a list of states with reciprocal teacher certification with New Hampshire go to http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/interstate_contract.pdf.

It's your responsibility to determine if you and the evaluator are able to work together and share a similar educational philosophy. For example, if your evaluator is only comfortable with home education programs that follow a structured curriculum, and you prefer a more relaxed, hands-on approach, you'll want to find this out sooner rather than later.

We have posted information about compiling the Homeschool Portfolio and a form that an evaluator can fill in and submit to you, if they so choose. There is also a cover letter for parents to send with the teacher's portfolio evaluation to the participating agency, if they choose to submit the annual evaluation to the participating agency. This is no longer required by law.

Note: The NHHC does not endorse or promote the views of any individual, group, or organization whose name or contact information is included on this web site. All reference to services provided by or resources available through any individual, group, or organization on this web site is included solely for information purposes. The NHHC reserves the right to remove the name and contact information of any individual, group, or organization with or without cause and without prior notice.


Alton

Julie Way M.Ed. discoverylearningnh@gmail.com (603) 520-2022
I have been an educator for 35+ years and am a certified Reading and Writing Specialist and Educational Therapist working with students with learning disabilities. I have experience working with students from nursery school through high school. I also homeschooled my (four) children for 14 years. I have been doing homeschool evaluations for 12 years. My fee is $40.00 for one evaluation and $10.00 for each additional.

Ashland

Diana M. Paul, Ashland, (603) 557-8056 (cell), dipaul85@gmail.com
I am a certified teacher (NH Elementary Education K-6) and have taught Kindergarten, and now at a private school. I am available to travel during the day (by appointment), assess portfolios and observe teaching. Special Interests: Hand-on projects/manipulatives, English and English Literature, Reading, Speech, Writing, Debate and Public Speaking (Toastmasters International member for many years), Creative Writing and Critical Thinking, Science Experience, Out-of-the-Box thinking, and Early Childhood Education. Welcome all types of home education! Would love to discuss your child's development, curriculum and any other concerns/experiences with homeschooling. Rates: $40 for 1st child, $20 per additional child.

Bow

Tim Neville, Student Focused Educational Consulting www.studentfocusedec.com 225-7432

Brookfield

Kate Kinville, Brookfield, NH, My4crk@aol.com, 833-0994
Certified elementary teacher grades K-8, experience evaluating homeschoolers for 10 years. $50 per evaluation.

Claremont

Patricia Jones, Claremont, NH
(603)542-4352, nhteacher19b@earthlink.net, Advantage Learning Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~nhteacher19b/
NH certified teacher with endorsements in elementary education, general special education, and learning disabilities. I have a Masters in Education and over twenty years teaching experience in public and private schools. I am available to do portfolio evaluations, tutor or provide academic assistance, and provide consultation and support to homeschooling families.

Concord

Jennie Steinhauser. I am NH certified grades 5-12. I am completing my 6th year as a homeschooling mother; prior to my homeschooling, I taught for 10 years in the Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools, and 1 year in a private school in Connecticut. My fee is $50 per evaluation, but I am willing to barter time or talents! Please contact me at 226-0739 or jensss@comcast.net.

Danville

Steven De Fronzo M. Ed.
NH certified Teacher/Guidance Counselor, 30+years teaching experience, past experience includes standardized test administrator and evaluator, home school teacher, all levels, all subjects, available at your request, phone 603-382-1242

East Kingston

Michelle Thibaudeau-Johnson, E. Kingston, NH 603-642-5441 mshelltj@yahoo.com. Homeschooling parent, bachelor’s degree in ECE/Elementary Education, a master’s in MFCC and Art Therapy, taught for 5 years and worked in family literacy, special ed. and Title I programs. I am comfortable with structured and less structured homeschooling philosophies as well as unschooling and am open to doing evaluations for children in NH, MA and for those with special needs. Portfolio evaluation with basic form acknowledging the child made progress commensurate with age and ability - $40, or with narrative letter detailing examples of child's achievements during the year - $50, for first child, with discount for multiple children; fee increase for evaluations scheduled for the last two weeks of June; surcharge for travel over 20 miles.

Hooksett

Alicia Harressey, 240 Whitehall Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106, 644-3307, aharressey@comcast.net. Certified K-6 teacher, taught First Grade for 10 years, is currently a stay at home mother. Founding parent and current Board of Trustee Member of Mill Falls Elementary Montessori Charter School in Manchester, NH. Fee of $50 per evaluation, discount for siblings.

Hudson

Catherine DeRosa, M.S. Ed. (603)578-3491 or (603)620-2601 or crice20@myfairpoint.net. I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading, in the states of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I have over 15 years teaching experience from preschool through college, and am a former homeschooler. I am available for portfolio evaluations starting the second week in May, M-F. I am willing to travel. Family discounts are available. I charge $40 for Evaluations.

Keene

Marijo Varney, M.Ed with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction; I am NH certified grades K – 12 with an emphasis on Special education. I offer a wide range of home school consulting services designed to assist the home-schooler at all stages of their educational career. Support is available in many areas including but not limited to: making accommodations, modifications, and curriculum development for special needs, guidance through state requirements, end of the year portfolio assessments, assist parents with lesson planning and record keeping, as well as placement assessments to determine what academic level is appropriate for your child. Portfolio assessments for the homeschool community are offered as a means of evaluating your child’s end of the year progress. Also offered are informal math, reading and writing assessments. Formal evaluations are available upon request. I am a former homeschooling parent who has worked with several school districts, organizations and within the homeschool community since 1998. End of year evaluations are $40 each with discounts being offered to families of more than three children. mjvarney@yahoo.com.

Kingston

Jennifer Branch, 177 Main Street, Kingston, NH 03848, 603-828-7856. Mrs. Branch has a great blend of public school and homeschooling background. She is a NH certified teacher (K-8) who was also formerly homeschooled through grade 9. She has experience as a classroom teacher, remedial reading/math tutor, teacher leader, and workshop presenter. Please contact as early as possible to discuss the portfolio process as the school year develops. $40 per evaluation with discount for multiple children. Best way to contact is via email at newlybranch@yahoo.com.

Lakes Region

Angela Gilman, Laconia, NH, 603-387-0708, mrsagilman@yahoo.com
Certified Teacher K-8, Masters in Curriculum and Teaching, Taught in public school for 6 years, $40 per evaluation.

Lebanon/Claremont

Eileen Horner, 14 Elm Street, Windsor, VT 05089, 802-674-6635, cell 802-683-7393, emhorner1@hotmail.com. Masters in elementary education. NH certification in elementary education. Vermont Educator's License, Grades K-6. Homeschooler in NH and VT (5 children) for ten years. Now teaches at Mid Vermont Christian School, Quechee, VT. K-6 evaluations, $40 first child, $30 for each additional child from the same family. Travel beyond 20 miles charged at $0.20 per mile.

Manchester

Sue Anderson, 29 Orchard St., Manchester, NH 03102, littleflockmom@netzero.net
I am pleased to provide standardized testing services for your children through the Stanford Achievement and IOWA tests. An approved test administrator with BJU Press, I have a B.S. in elementary education and more than ten years of testing experience with individuals and groups. We have been homeschooling our three children for 14 years. Each spring I offer an inexpensive group testing opportunity for students from grades 4 through 12 using the Stanford. Group sign-ups begin in March. Individual test administration is also available.

Lucinda Boutin, (603-660-0272) 48 Mammoth Road, Manchester NH 03109, mathiscool@comcast.net. NH certified teacher available for portfolio evaluations, as well as math tutoring. Currently teaching at the Little Harbor Academy.

Liberty Harbor Academy, 1230 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101, 603-296-0939
http://www.libertyharboracademy.org/homeschool-support/
info@libertyharboracademy.org

Angela Poitras, a.poitras@comcast.net. Title 1 Teacher for 3 years, Literacy Intervention Specialist for 2 years, and this is my ninth year as a 1st Grade Teacher. I have a bachelors degree in both Elementary and Special Education and a Masters Degree in Reading.

Marlow

Tracy Cohen, 149 NH Rte, 123, Marlow, NH 03456. 603-446-7067, cocoh111@yahoo.com. Former homeschooling parent, will evaluate and/or tutor any child, special needs or not, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. I charge 50 dollars an hour-and I do charge for the time it takes me to write the report as well.

Merrimack

Wendy Bisbee, 6 Peter Rd., 603-930-5442. Certified in elementary education and middle school math. Can do portfolio evaluations and testing.

Kira Brewster, M.Ed, available for portfolio evaluations. I am a NH certified teacher with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and General Special Education, Master of Education degree with an emphasis on Literacy and Curriculum, and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I have worked with children with a variety of special needs, as well as the gifted and talented. Please contact me at tutorinnh@yahoo.com or 603-315-1154 and check my website www.nhnextstep.com. $50 per evaluation. Subject to additional charges for travel.

Middleton

Andrea Levesque, cinamonrose@gmail.com 603-781-8161
I am available to do evaluations after 4pm and by appointment only. Email or call for availability, email preferred. $40 per evaluation.

Milford

Michael Conley, Ed.D. has been evaluating homeschooling programs for 10 years. He can review your materials quickly or spend time with you and your child to understand your goals and perhaps offer suggestions and resources. Sliding scale. Call 603-249-9560 or email him at Michael@michaelconley.net. Also check his website 108steps.net.

New Boston

Karina Bertrand. I homeschool two children (a girl and a boy) and have a NH teacher certification in Music Education, grades K-12. I have had experience evaluating portfolios for ages 17 and under. I am a relaxed, eclectic homeschooler myself and have an appreciation for the varied learning styles and curriculum used (or not used) in homeschooling. Each child is unique and develops at their own pace. I am happy to discuss your child's development, education, curriculum, or the joys and concerns of being a homeschooling parent anytime. I also provide homeschool enrichment classes and tutoring. The evaluation is $30 for each child. Please call 487-2102 or email karina.bertrand@gmail.com.

New Durham

Gayle Hardy, New Durham, NH, 859-3305, jimh@worldpath.net.
A licensed Elementary Educator for over 20 years, with experience in early literacy instruction, Reading Recovery Techniques, and continuing,intense literacy instruction up through middle school. Experienced in: providing early math instruction in a variety of methods to reach many learning styles, Waldorf curriculum, and in integrating all subject areas into meaningful curriculum. I tutor in my home or yours, and have experience working with typical learners, children with Downs Syndrome and those on the Autism spectrum. Evaluations and help throughout the year available.

North Hampton

Karen Garbenis, 603-793-9893, PO Box 147 North Hampton, NH 03862, kgarbenis@yahoo.com. Available to tutor, perform informal assessments including portfolios, and to assist with curriculum design. Certified in general and special education and will work with families to adapt education plans to learning differences.

Ossipee/Wolfeboro

Karen Deighan M.ED, CAGS, home schooling parent certified in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading. Tutoring in Reading also available. kcopp68@hotmail.com, 539-3551.

Brenda Lush, 539-5603,crookedpinefarm@hotmail.com. Homeschooling parent certified in general special ed (K-12) and biology.

Pembroke

Pete Mehegan, 485-2166. - homeschooling father of seven children; NH certification. Currently certified teaching in the public school system (high school French), willing to do evaluations in the Manchester/Concord area.

Pelham

Christina (Tina) DiBona, Pelham, NH , 603-765-8378, MORKIDS4US@aol.com
I am certified to provide evaluations in NH. I am a relaxed homeschooler and am open to all methods of home education. I will be happy to provide a typed evaluation for your children in grades one through twelfth. Please call for rates and appointments. Family discounts are available.

Peterborough

Bethany Ruth Barnosky, 251 Carley Road, Peterborough NH 03458, 603-924-0130, http://www.candlestarservices.com , email brb@candlestarservices.com] I am a homeschool mom and New Hampshire certified teacher (Mathematics, grades 4-12) who has been evaluating homeschool portfolios since 2003. I assist homeschoolers in the creation of high school transcripts, teach some local classes, help with curriculum challenges, and tutor students (and parents!) in various subjects—especially math and science. Please give me a call if you would like to set up an evaluation or have any
questions about the assessment process. CandleStar Educational Services seeks to provide simple, affordable educational support to families in and around the Monadnock region.

Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton Seacoast Area

Challenge Your Child has certified teachers who are experienced home school program evaluators. Contact Carole Hartley, BA, MA at 603-430-0256 or 603-502-6582 to schedule.

Seacoast Area

Alexandra Lockwood. I hold a NH teaching certificate in elementary education and almost done with my certification to be a reading and writing specialist (one class to go and I’ll be finished as of 11-2012). Please contact me at j.pilar at comcast.net(please put together the email address to send mail) or 973-2106. $40/hour.

Springfield (Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region)

Evelyn Tatro, M.Ed. - Academic Evaluations, K-8, $60.00ea. Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region from Hopkinton to Hanover, Claremont to Franklin. SIMPLE and QUICK! Will travel to you or meet you in between. Evaluations include: review of work completed, short/informal assessment, statement for you/your school district. Credentials:( See Posting-Tutor), HQT K-6, HQT English Language Arts, Certified Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist, Instruction Specialist for the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Lebanon, NH. Call 603-717-2337(c), 603-763-4333(h), or email thelearningdepot@yahoo.com.

Strafford

Indra Edmonds, 666-7873, indra@gleske.org
NH Certified & Highly Qualified Teacher, M.Ed. grades K-8, former classroom teacher and now a homeschooling mom of two.

Stratham

Jess Bucknam, 772-2075, jessbucknam@comcast.net. I am certified in both elementary education (M.Ed) and as a reading specialist. I taught for 8 years in Rockport, MA and also have a great deal of tutoring experience. I have written homeschool evaluations for the past several years. I would be happy to do portfolio evaluations (K-5) and am most comfortable with a traditional curriculum. I am also available to perform Informal reading assessments (QRI-4 and John's Basic Reading Inventories). Evaluations $40, Tutoring $35/hour, Testing upon request.

Weare

Jeannine Petriel, 117 Lull Road, 487-6015, jpetriel@comcast.net. I worked for 10 years in public and private schools with special needs children from age 3 to 21 and the adult special needs population. I am comfortable working with all different types of homeschoolers including unschoolers.

Gray, ME

Shirley M.R. Minster, MS.Ed. Home Education & Family Services/Royal Academy, http://www.homeeducator.com/HEFS, 15 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039, 207-657-2800, 207-657-2880, Fax: 207-657-2404, Email: royala@securespeed.net. Portfolio reviews and testing services.

Online Portfolio Evaluations

Sandy Drexler,(352) 376 4853, sdrexler604@gmail.com. I work with children in grades K-12, including those with special needs. I have been working as a homeschool evaluator for over 20 years. Evaluations are performed via email. I’m friendly and quick!

Karen Smith provides portfolio evaluations to New Hampshire homeschoolers from material you email to her. Parents send the following information: 1) Child’s Name, Date of birth, Address, Parent’s name
2) From your child’s portfolio:
a) 2 samples from EACH subject studied (preferably something from the beginning of the school year and something from the end so that I can see progress has been made.) You can send these samples by email (pdf format) or by regular mail. If you send by regular mail, please send copies of the samples as I do not mail samples back to you. Samples may include worksheets, quizzes, online work, photos of projects, field trips or transcripts from any educational program.
b) List of reading materials
3) After a review of the samples, I’ll send you the completed evaluation form by email.
The cost is $40 for one child and $30 for each additional child in the same family done at the same time. Payment should be sent at time of request. Checks or Money Orders (payable to Karen Smith) only. I’m sorry I do NOT accept Paypal. (Please note that checks take 3-4 days to clear my bank and completed forms will not be sent until then. No wait time for money orders. For more information, contact Karen Smith, ksmith7175@yahoo.com, 8276 Shenandoah Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317.