Vice Chair, Treasurer
Steve Coughlan is a native New Englander, born and raised in Boston, and living in Amherst NH since 1981. Steve has a BS and Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from RPI. He spent 20 years with Digital Equipment Corporation, working as a product manager for PC software, information management tools, database systems, and internet infrastructure. He was the Year 2000 Program Manager for Digital prior to its acquisition by Compaq, and most recently he was Next Generation Networks Program Manager, before being laid off in 2001. He consulted as a Data-Driven-Decision-Making Project Manager for two SAU’s in Southwestern NH in the mid-2000s. In 1996 Steve joined the Souhegan HS Technology Committee as a citizen member, becoming more and more involved in the high school until 2003, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Souhegan Cooperative School Board. He continues to be an elected member, and became Chairman in 2005, remaining in that role through March 2011. Steve has been a SCORE Small Business Counselor since 2005. In 2007 Steve was one of the founding board members for the Q.E.D. Foundation, and has remained Chairman of that board since.
With over 35 years of experience in education, Kim Carter has taught preK through graduate school, and provided training, coaching, and facilitation for administrators, teachers, parents, community partners, and youth in schools and learning organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. As 1991 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year and 1996 New Hampshire Media Educator of the Year, Kim has been actively involved in local, state, and national education reform efforts for over two decades, including Souhegan High School, Monadnock Community Connections School, Five Freedoms Project, and most recently, the Q.E.D. Foundation. Kim’s expertise and interests include designing highly effective learning and assessment, democratic schooling, educational equity, learning theory, and high school redesign.