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Granite State College Bolsters Relationship with NH Division of Children, Youth, and Families
January 20, 2012
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Granite State College Bolsters Relationship with NH Division of
Children, Youth, and Families;
Appoints Suzanne Moberly as Project Director of Education and Training Partnership
Concord, NH – Granite State College (GSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Project Director of the Education and Training Partnership.
Suzanne Moberly, M.Ed., CAGS; brings the critical combination of education leadership and field experience that will continue to successfully serve the Education and Training Partnership at GSC, a contracted service with New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) that provides education and ongoing training to foster and adoptive parents.
For the last 15 years, the contract between Granite State College and DCYF has assisted prospective foster care providers in fulfilling licensure requirements to become foster or adoptive parents. As a result, these efforts have given hundreds of New Hampshire’s abused and/or neglected children the opportunity to enjoy a secure and stable home.
Moberly is currently in the process of completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Learning, and Community at Plymouth State University. She also holds a Master’s in English Education from Plymouth State University (M.Ed.); Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership (CAGS); and she is certified as a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education as a teacher of secondary English and a teacher of Teaching English as a Second and Other Language (TESOL).
For the last five years, Mrs. Moberly has been teaching high school full time and serving as adjunct English faculty at White Mountain Community College. Prior to her career as an educator, Mrs. Moberly was the Director of the Support Center at Burch House, the domestic and sexual violence crisis center and shelter program for northern Grafton County. During Moberly’s tenure at the Burch House, she had a strong role in the launch of the Greenbook Project, a federally funded initiative to improve the coordination of services and resources between DCYF and domestic and sexual violence crisis centers across the State.
About the Education and Training Partnership
The Education and Training Partnership strives to decrease the number of placements experienced by New Hampshire children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect; and to provide all caregivers with the resources, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide healthy, supportive and stable homes to children and youth.
The program provides competency based, accessible, and local training for adoptive parents, residential child care staff, non-licensed relative caregivers, and other eligible community members.
The Education and Training Partnership also provides staff development to DCYF personnel, residential care providers, CASA volunteers, and other associated agencies throughout the State of New Hampshire, which can be used for the attainment of college credit, and professional credentialing.
For more information about Granite State College or the Education and Training Partnership Program, please visit www.granite.edu.
Granite State College has been empowering students to achieve their dreams for almost 40 years and is one of the four University System of New Hampshire institutions. GSC serves over 3,500 students statewide and beyond annually, and has served over 54,000 New Hampshire students since 1972. GSC proudly delivers practical and relevant education in the classroom and online, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education and a variety of transfer opportunities. GSC is committed to empowering and educating students, by delivering unparalleled, high-quality education in an affordable, flexible and innovative setting. Granite State College has 9 campuses across the state, including Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Rochester, Claremont, Lebanon, Conway, Littleton and Berlin.