Laurie Rothhaus was named the director of the Adult and Community Education program in September 2016, and since then has served in an interim capacity.
Ms. Rothhaus earned a bachelor of science in education from Keene State College, with a major in kinesiology and health, and a masters in education in public school administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Ms. Rothhaus began her career in education at Merrimack High School in 1981 as a teacher and varsity soccer coach. She co-founded Project Safeguard and served as the advisor of the SADD Program.
In 2005, Laurie was named a headmaster at Nashua High School South. During her tenure, she developed an appreciation for the Nashua School District and the clarity of vision and in development of its policies and procedures. She also developed a deep respect for the dedicated teachers in the Nashua schools who naturally differentiate instruction and truly believes each student can learn at high levels.
From 2007 to 2016, Ms. Rothhaus worked as an assistant principal and then principal at Campbell High School, Litchfield. She was awarded a Role Model Award from the NH Department of Education Commissioner in 2011, based on her work with the League of Innovative Schools and a commitment to increasing school-wide engagement. In September 2017, NHIAA honored Ms. Rothhaus with the James W. Demarais Service Award for her many years of leadership and support for student-athletes.
As director of the Adult and Community School in Nashua, Ms. Rothhaus led the charge to schedule classes not only at North but also now at South. She has also expanded courses offerings online and through extended learning opportunities in conjunction with high school counselors. Each of these initiatives is designed to help develop personalize learning plans for students to earn a diploma and prepare for college and career.