Faculty/Staff Profiles

Anthony PastelisAnthony Pastelis, Associate Professor
School of Education

Email: apasteli@endicott.edu
Phone: 978-232-2326
Office Location: Samuel C. Wax Academic Center
Office Number: 201D
Office Hours: MWF 10-11, 12-1; TTh 12:15 - 1



Courses

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

Biographical Profile

 

Biographical Profile

Anthony Pastelis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Endicott College, the President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, and 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 presented 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 Rochester Superintendent Mike Hopkins.   He and Superintendent Mike Hopkins were also invited to present a session at the 2014 National School Boards Association's annual conference on this innovative school, focusing on student achievement data, comparing it with that of students in our traditional elementary schools. 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.

He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Bud Carlson Academy in Rochester, NH.  This is an 'alternative' high school aimed at those students who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional comprehensive high school setting. 

 

Accomplishments

 

 

Recent Scholarly Accomplishments

 

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.

 

Chair and Panelist for roundtable:  "Annual New School Board Orientation and Board Chair Workshop," Concord, NH, May 2013

Delegate, State of New Hampshire, "National School Boards Association Federal Relations Network Conference", Washington, DC, January 2013

 

Delegate, State of New Hampshire: "National School Boards Association annual conference and Delegate Assembly," New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

 

"Reforming Elementary Education:  One School at a Time," (with Hopkins, M.) Presentation at National School Boards Association 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.)  Presentation at the 100th annual New Hampshire PTA Convention, Concord, NH, November, 2013

Elected President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, January 2014.

 

Delegate, State of New Hampshire, "National School Boards Association Advocacy Institute (formerly the Federal Relations Network Conference)", Washington, DC, January, 2014.

 

Delegate, State of New Hampshire: "National School Boards Association annual conference and Delegate Assembly," San Diego, CA, 2014.

 

Chair and Panelist for roundtable:  "Annual New School Board Orientation and Board Chair Workshop.," Concord, NH, 2014

"Reforming Elementary Education:  The Data Speaks," (with Hopkins, M.) Presentation at the National School Boards Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April, 2014.

 

Presenter, "21st annual New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Celebration," Concord, NH, June, 2014.

 

“The New Hampshire PTA and your Local School Board:  Working Together for all Children,” (with Austin, D.)  Presentation at the New Hampshire PTA Convention, Conway, NH, November, 2014.

 

Pastelis, A. F. & Comstock, T. E. (2014).  New Hampshire School Boards Association 2014 Legislative Summary.  Concord, NH:  New Hampshire School Boards Association, 2014.

 

Chair and Moderator for roundtable:  "2015 Annual NHSBA 'Hot Topics' Sessions," Concord, NH, 2015.