Exeter High School teacher Lisa Morin recognized as Emerging Leader

EXETER — Lisa Morin, the Exeter High School director of special education, received an award as the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA) “Emerging Leader” for the Seacoast region.

A 24-year veteran educator from Nottingham, Morin was recognized for her leadership skills and dedication to special education on June 10 at the NHASEA monthly member meeting at Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

“The NH Association of Special Education Administrators places high priority on supporting the pipeline of new leaders,” said Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, executive director of the NHASEA. “We recognize and thank Lisa for her dedication to the educational community and for her demonstrated leadership.”

Morin has been a special education teacher since 1997 and with EHS for 18 years. In her role as special education director, she helps facilitate all special education meetings and acts as the local education agency representative for SAU 16. At EHS, she leads approximately 60 staff including case managers, service providers and paraeducators along with developing the special education budget and programming for high school students and post-graduates transitioning into adult services. She works closely with families and area agencies on transition plans for eighth graders entering high school and seniors transitioning into adult services. Morin is playing a vital role in growing the new special education living and learning center that assists with teaching life skills and independent living to special education high school students.

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