Current Occupation 

Junior at Southern New Hampshire University


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2015


Degree Pursuing


Elementary education with a certification in Special Education and a minor in Sports Management


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​I loved every moment of it. Being able to use what we learned in class in a classroom was extremely beneficial. It confirmed my desire to want to become a teacher. I was able to grow as a student and a person through this program. It taught me how to be responsible for my actions and learn from my mistakes. I'm truly thankful for the opportunities it has given me. It even got me ahead in school because of the dual enrollment and I was able to add a minor to my degree! 


Advice for Current Students


Do everything that is asked of you and more. This program is to help you grow as a person and student. You will learn so much. Even if you decide not to teach, you will take things away from this experience. You will learn how to work with teams, be a leader and even presentation skills. This class you will remember for the rest of your life, enjoy it!


 SHANNON PATNO 

Current Occupation 

K5 Teacher at Milwaukee College Prep, Wisconsin


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2013

College and Degree

Education and Art Degree, minor in Special Education from Wagner College

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​Working with 1st grade and getting real experience at such a young age.


Advice for Current Students


MAKE it happen for yourself. You are the person who makes up your mind whether you'll lead or linger behind. You are the person who has to decide whether you'll do it or toss it aside.

Current Occupation 

Toddler Teacher and Assistant Director of Rumford Learning Center in Concord, NH


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2012

College and Degree


​Associate in ECE from NHTI
Working on Bachelor's Degree at Granite State College- social work, child development with the path of leadership


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​Learning, laughing, and exploring the world of teaching. The best decision that I ever made. Met up and coming teachers, and one is my co-teacher now. Also, this class gave me the tools to take with me to college and beyond.​ 


Advice for Current Students


Follow your dreams and heart. Nothing is impossible, and the hard work that you are putting in now will pay off in the future. Teaching and opening up the minds of the future is so rewarding.

Current Occupation 

Preschool Lead Teacher at Head Start in Manchester​

New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2012

College and Degree

Double major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in Child Development from Rivier University

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising


One day I prepared a lesson for the whole preschool on voting! We all voted for a name for our new class fish. During this lesson I allowed Valerie to videotape me! It was a huge learning experience.


Advice for Current Students

Follow your heart! Teaching is a passion/ calling!  Never let anyone tell you we don't make enough money.
Take criticism constructively! We all teach differently and that's not a bad thing!



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Current Occupation 

Toddler Lead Teacher at The Learning Tree in Epsom, NH


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation

Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2012



 College and Degree 

Working on Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education at NHTI


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

Meeting so many other aspiring educators who love to teach children as much as I do! The friendly, relaxed environment made it easy to learn and create a real relationship between peers, teachers, and the preschoolers.​


Advice for Current Students

Pay Attention! There is so much involved in this field and always something to learn. Take more than enough notes and love what you do!

Current Occupation 

Student Support Center Coordinator at Marlborough Elementary School

New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2011

College and Degree

BA Elementary Education from Keene State College

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising


Teaching my science lesson about how animals stay warm in winter. It was my most intricate lesson I planned as far as materials (I had to bring in real snow!). It was also the first lesson I was ever confident with, and that showed.

Advice for Current Students

Take as much as you can out of this class, it will stay with you forever. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR STUDENTS. You would be amazed about how much both you and your students could do with strong relationships.

Current Occupation 

​2nd grade ELA at  Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy ES


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2010

 College and Degree


Bachelor of Science- Family Studies p-3 program from University of New Hampshire


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

I taught a science lesson where we used the chemical components of vinegar and baking soda to explode a volcano. They children talked about the volcano for weeks! I had so much fun with them!​​

Advice for Current Students


When you go off to college, take as many internships as you can in as many grade levels as you can. There will be stressful times, but remember the why. What brought you to teaching and why you continue. You may not get the perfect school you want to work in, but remember you create the environment you work in. Always be the voice for your students. Always fight for what you believe in. Always fight for what's right for your students.

Current Occupation 

​​Junior at Southern New Hampshire University


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2015

 Degree Pursuing


Bachelor in Elementary Education with a Certification in Special Education​

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​My internship was definitely my best memory. I loved my students and the one on one experience I was lucky enough to get. I worked with a refugee who really inspired me to pursue my teaching degree.


Advice for Current Students


Stick with it! Study hard and do not wait to do your praxis! Always be patient and make connections! Never be scared to ask for help! You’ve got this!

Current Occupation 

Third grade classroom teacher at Penacook Elementary School


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2011

College and Degree


​Bachelor's degree in K-8 childhood studies from Plymouth State University

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​ Working with Michelle and Valerie in the preschool and getting my very first experience in an educational classroom setting.


Advice for Current Students


Take advantage of the many opportunities you have to get in the classroom and make connections! There are so many teachers out there with awesome ideas and great skill. Take advantage of the help others are willing to give! Also take the time to get to know each child personally. They will respect you and want to learn more if you show them you care about them personally.

Current Occupation 

2nd Grade Teacher at McClelland Elementary, Rochester, NH

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New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2012

 College and Degree


Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Elementary and Special Ed from New England College​


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

All of the days in the preschool classroom were wonderful.

Advice for Current Students


Be yourself in interviews, show your personality and be confident. As teachers we are always learning.

Current Occupation 

Teacher of Autism for Concord School District


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2007

 College and Degree


Bachelors in Elementary Education and Psychology from Keene State College

Certification in General Special Education from NHTI


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

​The amount of experience I got working with children.​


Advice for Current Students


Work hard in everything you do. We do what we do for the kids right!

Current Occupation 

​Multiage 3rd/4th grade Teacher at Pittsfield Elementary School


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2010

 College and Degree


Childhood Education K-8 Certification from Plymouth State University


Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

I loved creating my first teaching portfolio. Having that experience helped me so much later on.

Advice for Current Students


I believe that to be successful, a teacher needs to have good time management, as well as be able to multi task. Like any skill, practice makes perfect! With time you will learn about laws, standards, unit planning, all different types of programs, state testing, etc..., but if you have strong executive functioning skills, you can tackle anything. A teacher can't do everything by themselves. In this career you need to trust, collaborate, and depend on your coworkers, families, and people from the community. I kept to myself in high school, but I learned quickly that you need to have strong communication. Don't be afraid to ask for help, respectfully state your opinion, and take advice.

Current Occupation 

​Fifth Grade Teacher at Bellview Elementary, Pensacola FL


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2010

College and Degree


Bachelor’s Degree Elementary Education with Special Education from Southern New Hampshire University



Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising

Creating interactive lesson plans where we got instant feedback. Field Trips. Being apart of a team. 


Advice for Current Students


​If you truly want to go into the Education field, Congratulations, you are just where you should be! This program caused me to have an advantage over my peers in college because of the vast knowledge that we were taught. Also, don't let anything hold you back. Remember to advocate for yourself. Keep up on your readings and always do research towards new advancements in the field.​

Current Occupation 

3rd Grade Special Education Teacher/Case Manager at Lamprey River Elementary School


New Hampshire CTE Center and Year of Graduation


Concord Regional Technical Center Class of 2010​

College and Degree

Associates in Education from NHTI

Bachelor's in Elementary Education with Special Education Certification from Southern New Hampshire University

Best memory from your CTE education program and/or Educators Rising


Being able to work in a 2nd and 3rd grade multiage class senior year.


Advice for Current Students


Keep all those notes and lessons you have made over the 2 years of Teacher Prep. They can be very useful when you are in college and need a lesson or information for a paper. Also make sure you take every opportunity you can while in Teacher Prep. It was one of the best times I had in high school.