Anthony Pastelis, Associate Professor
School of Education
Office Location: Samuel C. Wax Academic Center
Office Number: 201D
Office Hours: MWF 10-11, 12-1; TTh 12:15 - 1
ED 101, Introduction to Education
ED 210, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
ED 220, Strategies of Teaching in the Elementary School
ED 339, Classroom Assessment
Anthony Pastelis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education, the President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, and a has been an elected member of the Rochester (NH) School Board for seven years. Dr. Pastelis earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University, a M.Ed. from Emmanuel College and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Boston College. He is licensed as a Superintendent of Schools in the State of New Hampshire.
A member of the Endicott College faculty since 2001, Dr. Pastelis previously worked at Boston College and Lesley University, and was also a middle school teacher, an elementary school principal, and an education consultant, focusing on the areas of school administration, curriculum, finance and policy. His areas of interest and expertise include educational reform, online teaching and learning, classroom instruction and assessment, public school policy, and school administration.
Dr. Pastelis has long been an advocate of school reform, believing that American schoolchildren are not being given the tools to equal or surpass those of other nations, due in part to the significantly shorter school year calendar of most U.S. public schools. In his role as a school board member he conceived the idea of transforming one of Rochester's smaller elementary schools into an in-district school of choice. He brought this concept to the district superintendent and his board colleagues, and championed the concept through the public-acceptance and political processes. That school, the Maple Street Magnet School, opened in August of 2012. Among its hallmarks are:
• a 200-day school calendar
• personalized learning plans for each student
• project-based learning
• foreign language instruction beginning in Kindergarten
Dr. Pastelis has been asked to lead a session at the 2013 National School Boards Association's annual conference on this innovative school, the first in the State of New Hampshire, along with Superintendent Mike Hopkins. His thoughts and ideas on school reform in general, and the Maple Street Magnet School in particular, have been featured in many New Hampshire media outlets including daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, and New Hampshire Public Radio.
Re-Elected to the Rochester (NH) School Board, November, 2011
Elected 2nd Vice President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, January, 2012
Radio Interview by New Hampshire Public Radio for a story on New Hampshire's first Magnet School, August 2012.
"Reforming Elementary Education: One School at a Time," (with Hopkins, M.) Presentation at the New Hampshire School Boards Association Annual Delegate Assembly, Concord, NH, January 2013.
Elected 1st Vice President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, January 2013.
Represented the New Hampshire School Boards Association at the annual Federal Relations Network Conference in Washington, DC, January, 2013.
"Reforming Elementary Education: One School at a Time," (with Hopkins, M.) Workshop presentation at the National School Boards Association's annual Conference, San Diego, CA,, April, 2013.
Re-elected to the Rochester (NH) School Board, November, 2013.
"The New Hampshire PTA and your Local School Board: Working Together for all Children" (with Austin, D.) Workshop presentation at the 100th annual New Hampshire PTA convention, Concord, NH, November, 2013.
Elected President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, January, 2014.
"Reforming Elementary Education: The Data Speaks," (with Hopkins, M.) Workshop presentation at the National School Boards Association's annual Conference, New Orleans, LA,, April, 2014.